Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    5

    At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    So I downloaded and burned DVD's of Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu to take them for a spin.

    Initially tried to use the built in dual boot help included with Ubuntu Studio. That brought up the Windows failed start-up screen every time I selected Ubuntu from Window's dual boot screen.

    I tried doing it without the dual boot screen; just booted from the DVD via changing the boot order via the BIOS menu. Got some sort of "security header" message (I forget the exact message, but it was something in that vein) in the top left corner of my screen. So I do some research, find out about the secure boot debacle, and thus promptly go into the BIOS and disable secure boot. No more message, just a black screen.... forever.

    Then I find out that it's probably a video card/driver issue (especially since my video card is an AMD Radeon); so I press e when selecting an option from the GRUB 2 boot menu, and try the nomodeset suggestion after quiet splash and also deleting quiet splash. I also try adding pci+noacpi based on a suggestion from another post I've read in these forums.....nothin'. (of note, is that the GRUB 2 editing menu options for Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu seem rather small; i.e. only 2 lines of code/settings/options in comparison to the paragraphs of options I've seen from screenshots of other Ubuntu distros)

    So................. due to the fact that most other posts and tutorials that are tangentially related to this issue seem geared towards experienced Linux users, I'm officially at my wit's end.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    have you checked the md5sum of the downloaded file before burning it on DVD?: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...ToMD5SUM%29%29

    have you verified the burned files?

    looks like your downloaded image is not the same as the one on server. and yet it has to be exactly the same for it to work.

    graphics card will be supported (at least some basics) with default opensource drivers. but you might need the nomodeset boot parameter.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup: Redobackup

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    5

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    Just checked the md5sum of both files and they are identical to the originals.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Beans
    2

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    I have an AMD Radeon card and I'm using Ubuntu right now so I doubt it's your video card.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Beans
    367

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    Is this a laptop?

    Does the dvd appear to be spinning when it is a black screen (do you hear it loading the livecd) ? If so, use your keyboard shortcut to change the brightness. There was a recent kernel bug that makes screens black.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    5

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    No, it's a Windows 8 tower that I bought recently.

    I'm going to try again to see if the DVD is spinning. Btw, what's the keyboard shortcut to alter the screen brightness? I'm checking here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KeyboardShortcuts but no luck; or are you referring specifically to laptop shortcuts?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    5

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    Okay, so I burned a DVD of a different flavor of Ubuntu (Linux Mint) to try out. Same GRUB 2 screen; same black screen after pressing enter on the option to start it; but I can hear the DVD spinning like a hurricane.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    5

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    Also tried the "install from Windows" option with Linux Mint; goes to 'windows failed startup screen' at boot and whenever I select Linux Mint from the Windows 8 dual boot screen; just like when I performed a similar function with Ubuntu Studio.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    US
    Beans
    40
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: At wit's end trying to run Live CD/install Ubuntu Studio or Xubuntu

    Windows 8 has its own bois sometimes try startings windows 8 going into that under general in settings

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •