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Thread: Install CD boots to black screen with cursor and freezes

  1. #1
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    Install CD boots to black screen with cursor and freezes

    Hello!

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I put in the install CD and reboot, a purple splash screen comes up briefly, then it switches to a black screen with a blinking cursor and you can see the CD drive and the HDD working. This goes on for about 1 minute, then the CD drive and the HDD stops working, that "ubuntu drum roll" sound is heard, the black screen with the blinking cursor stays and the computer hangs.

    This happens with both 32 and 64 bit versions.

    My computer is:

    Inter Core 2 quad 2.66 GHz
    4 GB RAM
    200 GB SATA HDD
    1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450


    Do you know what the problem could be?

  2. #2
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    Re: Install CD boots to black screen with cursor and freezes

    It should be video driver issue with nvidia. Look here how to boot with the nomodeset parameter, and if that loads the live desktop, you can install. But note that again on first boot you need to add the parameter to boot once, until you can install the driver once ubuntu is running from the hdd.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...97&postcount=1
    Darko.
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    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit & Windows 10 Pro 64bit

  3. #3
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    Re: Install CD boots to black screen with cursor and freezes

    Thanks! That works.

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