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    Installing Ubuntu Server on a VIA EPIA CPU

    Hi

    I am trying to install Ubuntu Sever 9.10 on an VIA EPIA based CPU. It has a display probem because when I start the installation, after selecting the language and starts in text mode based windows, the video gets crazy and the display is filled by a lot of strange colors and can not see the installer questions.

    Does anybody have the same problem? I tried with different boot options but the problem continues. How can I solve it?

    Thanks for your attention.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu Server on a VIA EPIA CPU

    After you select the install language, press Escape to go into the text mode installer.

    Press Tab at the "Install Ubuntu" line, add
    Code:
    fb=false
    to the end of the command line and press Enter.

    Install should continue in text mode.

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    Talking SOLVED: Installing Ubuntu Server on a VIA EPIA CPU

    Thank you very much. With that option the installation works fine.
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu Server on a VIA EPIA CPU

    Thanks, this sounds like good news. I have my music on a TranquilPC T7 with a VIA EPIA M cpu. I have generally installed Desktops up to now because of the server kernel issue with VIA cpus, but it sounds like 10.4 Server might be OK. I will try it this weekend.
    I have also had video problems with this machine - you can tell what is supposed to be on the screen but the image is divided up into what I can only describe as narrow horizontal bands in which the pixels are pushed into almost horizontal diagonals.
    I will try the tip above and post back.
    This machine will be headless and attached to a wall in the basement - (squeezebox server).
    If I can get 10.4 Server running on it, hopefully it should run even more economically (not that it runs hot now!) and I can forget it for a few years!
    I'll post back next week.

    Simon

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu Server on a VIA EPIA CPU

    Hi,

    I am using an Epia M 10000 and still in trouble. If I try to install any version (Desktop, Alternative, Server) in text mode or change to console I still have these twisted grafics.
    Even if I use the "fb=false" boot option. Is it right to hit F6 at the menu and add it there?

    Any other tips how I can get Ubuntu 10 runing on my Epia M?

    regards
    zion2k
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