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Thread: Installed Ubuntu with Universal Usb Installer but Blackscreen?

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    Installed Ubuntu with Universal Usb Installer but Blackscreen?

    Windows 7 failed to boot on my laptop so I've been trying to boot it with Ubuntu to recover my hard disk files and work. I installed Ubuntu on a flash drive using Universal USB Installer.

    I tried it with the following isos
    ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64
    ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386
    ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386

    I can see the startup screen asking me whether I want to boot from USB and I can edit the settings if I press tab. However, none of them the above installations seem to work with my laptop's screen. I get a black blank screen. In some of the isos I installed, when I press arrow keys, I can hear sound from what I can presume is a selection menu but nothing on the screen. I think my solution is to change some of the commands "boot from USB" settings? I am not sure what to change?

    I think my windows issue is separate from ubuntu issue because windows can load the windows 7 background and an oversized mouse pointer on the screen for 'startup repair' but ubuntu can't load anything on my laptop screen.

    Edit: Windows 7 can now boot normally now liek before I had the problem.
    Last edited by Mk7dKs6; October 14th, 2013 at 01:09 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu with Universal Usb Installer but Blackscreen?

    try nomodeset in boot options: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    what is the graphics chip?
    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

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    Re: Installed Ubuntu with Universal Usb Installer but Blackscreen?


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    Re: Installed Ubuntu with Universal Usb Installer but Blackscreen?

    Look at your computer's BIOS (Start-up menu, usually says press a key to enter), you're probably using UFEI Boot, use CSM Boot instead. If you can't find these boot options disable secure boot.
    Last edited by Keith_Valin; October 15th, 2013 at 07:45 PM.

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