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Offline JA_Morrow

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Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:55:10 am »
Hello:

Pinguy looks really cool and I would love to try it!

I downloaded Pinguy_OS_10.04.1.2_x86-64.iso with Azurius, burned the DVD, and the md5sum matches the web site. I have tried to boot several times, first with the default menu choice, then with VGAsafe or somesuch, then with splash off. I get the same result with every option I've tried. First I see the "boot:" prompt, I hit <ENTER> and boot seems to proceed normally. The color menu screen appears, I make a choice, a row or two of text is displayed, then quickly the monitor goes to sleep. I cannot get a display back no matter which keys I press. The DVD drive continues to read for a long time, I eventually hear some sounds playing, so it appears to be loading without a display. Eventually the drive stops and I must hold the power button in to reboot. I tried the same DVD in my son's Dell laptop and it boots just fine.

I have an HP Pavilion a1632x desktop PC, about five years old. It has an Athlon 64 X2 processor, and NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE graphics chip on the motherboard.

Do I need to download the 32 bit version?

Thanks!
John

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 05:12:09 am »
A couple more things;

I have Ubuntu 8.04 loaded on the hard drive and it runs fine.

Ubuntu is using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers.

Any help appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 05:54:10 am »
It seems like it's using a screen resolution higher then what your monitor can handle. At the boot screen choose "xforcevesa"
If that doesn't work, hit TAB and add this to it
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xres=1024x768
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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 06:32:29 am »
Tried all the  combinations of this I could think of.

xforcevsea does not work.

I tried appending xres=1024x768 to the end and that did not work. I first tried appending it by just adding it to the end, then tried again by backspacing the double dash "--" and replacing it with the xres statement, no dice. I tried the debug option, a bunch of statements flash by the screen, then the monitor goes to sleep never to return, like its not getting a signal. I even selected the install option once with the same result.

To repeat, I see

the "boot:" prompt <RETURN>
the menu
 the Loading casper/vmlinuz then dots....
the casper/initrd.gz.............more dots............
then "ready". Then the monitor goes to sleep.

Any help appreciated.
John


Thanks for your help.

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 06:46:28 am »
Try adding
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vga=773 to the end.

Some more help about live booting: http://tinyurl.com/29rhzab
VESA video mode numbers: http://tinyurl.com/2wqqhn
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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 07:19:40 am »
Sorry, vga=773 didn't work either.

I think we're barking up the wrong tree. I don't think it is a screen resolution problem. I can't even get it to boot to a command prompt. Could this be a kernel problem? Should I be using an earlier release?

John

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 07:39:41 am »
I just burned an Ubuntu 10.4.1. AMD 64 CD with a similar result.

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 07:00:22 pm »
I looked on the Ubuntu Forums and others have had this problem with Lucid.

I have a potential solution, described here:
http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ubuntu-10-04-lucid-blank-screen-at-startup-workaround/

I will try it tonight using the "nomodeset" option.

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 02:48:13 am »
All:

Using the "nomodeset" option did it! Pinguy OS boots up from DVD with no problems. The following post by "pakguru" to the ubuntu-tutorials site (link below) describes the procedure. His post refers to Lucid proper, but the procedure is similar for any Ubuntu-based OS.

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ubuntu-10-04-lucid-blank-screen-at-startup-workaround/comment-page-1/#comments

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My recent efforts at successfully resolving a ?blank screen? issue after 10.04 upgrade may be useful.
I upgraded on line from 9.10 to 10.04 on my HP Compaq Presario laptop (- with inbuilt Intel graphics chip) and then pressed to restart?and ended up with a blank screen. Out of frustration, I eventually re-installed my CD copy of 9.10.

My efforts to try and resolve the update problem led me to a Ubuntu ?Workaround ? page http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ubuntu-10-04

I then downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 on my other desktop computer and burnt it to CD, and tried installation from this CD.

1.Tap the Shift key down a few times during the booting sequence, if you?re lucky you will get into the install screen ? giving you the installation options. ? select your language and press Enter.

2.Tap the Down key to select ?Install Ubuntu?, then press F6 ? a small window opens in the right-hand corner, with half a dozen options ? you don?t need these ? click Escape to remove the box. You are left with one line ending in ?quiet splash? ? press backspace to remove the two trailing dashes, leave a space, and then type ?i915.modeset=1′ ( ? or your particular graphics code) then press Enter. 10.04 should then complete booting, and start to install.

3.When installation is complete, go to Places ? Computer ? File System. Open folders: etc ? default ? grub, and look at the text of the grub file, there should be a line ending in ?quiet splash?, leave a space and type ?i915.modeset=1′ ?. try to save the change?you can?t !!?a notice tells you that the file is ?read only?.
To disable the ?read only? status you need to go to terminal?.Accessories ? Terminal. At the prompt, type ?gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub? (-omit quote marks)- the file will open with the ?Save? tab enabled. After ?quiet splash?, type ?i915.modeset=1′?. and Save the file.
To maintain this change to the grub file, go back to Terminal and type ?sudo update-grub?, then press Enter. Hopefully the changed grub file will be stored and enable a smooth reboot.

4.At the next restart, press Shift after the boot sequence starts and you should get in to the ?grub? menu, which has four lines. Select the top line, containing ?Ubuntu generic..there are instructions (press ?e? ) on how to edit this. Add ?i915.modeset=1′ to ?quiet splash? and Save and exit.

5. After these changes my laptop boots successfully every time into 10.04..hope it does for you!

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 03:31:34 am »
Nice work! And thanks for keeping us posted.

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Re: Cannot finish boot from DVD - md5sum is good
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 04:47:46 am »
JA_Morrow thanks for the info.
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