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Thread: [Kubuntu] Fails to boot?

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    [Kubuntu] Fails to boot?

    I'm not exactly sure what to search for for this kind of problem, nor do I really know if the title is quite appropriate.

    Allow me to explain the problem.

    Live DVD of Kubuntu 13.04 boots, no problems, everything works fine.

    A little troublesome connecting to network, but successful.

    Setup and install, no problem.

    Once I reboot, eject DVD to try to load into the fresh install.

    Text goes across the screen as modules load, etc, etc...

    Black screen, screen flashes, black screen.

    20 minutes later, still black screen. HDD activity light flashes once in a while, but nothing.


    Laptop is an Acer Aspire V3-551G

    AMD A8 APU Quad core @ 1.9 GHz
    4 GB DDR3 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M with 1 GB dedicated vRAM

    Had Windows 8 when I got it, configured BIOS to legacy BIOS, replaced with Windows 7 for a while, then tried for Kubuntu, then Fedora. Using Fedora now, but would rather have Kubuntu (as I know it better)

    Yesterday I couldn't get anything to load after install other than Windows until I updated my BIOS. Now it's just Fedora and Windows that'll load.
    Last edited by zenbachry; July 12th, 2013 at 06:12 AM. Reason: Marked solved.
    Laptop-Acer Aspire V3-551G AMD A8 APU Quad-core @ 1.9 GHz (2.8 GHz turbo) 4 GB DDR3 800, Dual graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640g + 7670M with 1 GB dedicated vRAM, 500 GB HDD

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    Re: Fails to boot?

    Hi zenbachry.

    I may be a graphic card compatibility problem. I would try to boot using the nomodeset option. Check the section 'How to temporarily set kernel boot options on an installed OS' in this thread for details.

    If that works, follow the steps on the next section (How to permanently set kernel boot options on an installed OS) in order to set the option for every subsequent boot.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Fails to boot?

    I will try that now, and let you know.

    Thank you.
    Laptop-Acer Aspire V3-551G AMD A8 APU Quad-core @ 1.9 GHz (2.8 GHz turbo) 4 GB DDR3 800, Dual graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640g + 7670M with 1 GB dedicated vRAM, 500 GB HDD

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    Re: Fails to boot?

    It worked. Thanks a million!
    Laptop-Acer Aspire V3-551G AMD A8 APU Quad-core @ 1.9 GHz (2.8 GHz turbo) 4 GB DDR3 800, Dual graphics AMD Radeon HD 7640g + 7670M with 1 GB dedicated vRAM, 500 GB HDD

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