Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Chad, May 22, 2008.

  1. Chad

    Chad New Member

    I've been trying to install Kubuntu Gutsy (x64 version). I keep getting a blank screen after the kernel loading stage during the boot process. I never get past that stage and there is no disc/drive activity after a minute or two.

    My main reason to use Gutsy version is to be able to use LinuxMCE which is not compatible with Hardy.

    I'm using a Sony Vaio laptop with Core 2 duo, Nvidia 8400MG GT graphics. I get the same problem if I try the safe graphics mode

    I asked about this in Kubuntu forums, but two clowns suggested to "sudo...." this or that after pressing ctrl + alt + f11. I cannot do any of these because they're rendered worthless, useless during boot process. Nothing happens.

    I thought linux was supposed to "just works" as the motto says? What happened?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    It's possible that your hardware is not supported. But you could try to boot a Live-CD, mount the hard drive, chroot to it, and run
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    Maybe there are updates available that fix the problem.

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