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    10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    I am trying to get 10.10 64bit to install on a qosmio specs listed below, The cd starts up normally goes for about a min or so then the screen just goes blocky looking nothing legible and nothing ever happens after that point. Is this a graphics card issue or? Anyone know of any way to get it to install and work? Should I try downloading an earlier 64bit release? These specs where taken in windows as its the only thing that will boot for me. If you need more specific info about my system please let me know and I will figure out how to get it. Thanks a bunch for any help

    Windows: Windows 7 Home Edition, Version 6.1.7600, , 64 Bit.
    Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
    Memory (RAM): 4085 MB
    CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
    CPU Speed: 1764.3 MHz
    Sound Card: Speakers (Conexant SmartAudio H
    Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M | NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
    Monitors: 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
    Screen Resolution: 1680 X 945 - 32 bit
    Network: Network Present
    Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC | Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    CD / DVD Drives: D: MATSHITABD-CMB UJ141EL
    Ports: NOT Present NOT Present
    Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks: C: 453.8GB | E: 465.6GB
    Hard Disks - Free: C: 430.0GB | E: 117.2GB
    USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394): Not Detected
    Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    Product Make: Qosmio X505
    AC Power Status: OnLine
    BIOS Info: | |
    Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
    Battery: High
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA Qosmio X505

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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    Are you sure your cd is ok? If you burned it yourself, might want to try to burn another at a slower speed.
    Just a thought
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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    I have nvidia and my monitor went to standby & had to do this:
    boot from the cd, press F6 and then select the nomodeset option.
    (I acutally edited my grub.cfg as I use grub2 to directly boot ISO on USB, or in USB's syslinux.cfg or text.cfg)
    then
    On first boot after install, press e on getting the GRUB bootloader.
    Using arrow keys navigate to and delete quiet and splash and type the word nomodeset in their place
    Press Ctrl and X to boot (low graphics mode)

    http://pricklytech.wordpress.com/201...ation-live-cd/
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/Nouveau

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
    After I installed nvidia driver (default from pop up) then it has worked without issue.
    gksudo nvidia-settings
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Or it should be in System>administration>Hardware drivers.
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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    I forgot about that I will burn it at the slowest setting and try again. Thought maybe my nvida card was causing issues.. I will report back in awhile.

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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    I am having the same issue with the 32bit install disc. I want to install it on the laptop but The graphics keep screwing up.
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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    i had a strange problem with the liveCD thinking my HD was RAID which it wasnt and beeing stuck on errors for ages until i gave up.

    so just to check:
    try booting that liveCD whith you HD (or HDs) unplugged, see if that makes it boot.

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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    @oldfred Thanks what you said worked like a charm, just a quick recap in case others read this.

    hit f6 after the disc boots
    for installing select your language
    then hit f6 again and select nomodeset
    install
    once installed hit e when you have the kernels listed
    erase quiet and splash
    replace with nomodeset
    cntrl-x to boot
    then you want to run:
    sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

    then go to your system admin additional drivers activate it you may need
    to install the kernel headers and what not, if you do and have to reboot dont
    forget to hit e again and do as you did on your first boot
    once driver is downloaded and activated reboot and you should be good to go

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    Re: 10.10 64bit live cd - cant get to load to be able to install

    Whow. It works! You saved my life!!!

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