New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen {solved}

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New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen {solved}

Postby spookie2005 on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:24 am

Hi,

I want to try Linux Mint Debian 10 but when I insert the DVD and start the whole thing,I only get a black screen...The error I get is "No screens found"
When I type lspci I get

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)

What can I try to solve this?
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Re: New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen

Postby KenWeiLL on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:33 am

We have the same nvidia card and have the same problem, using 32bit LMDE.

I downloaded and installed the 64bit of LMDE and solved my problem. Also, I've noticed that 64bit of LMDE works extremely fast on my system :)
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Re: New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen

Postby mads on Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:22 pm

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Re: New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen

Postby heavymetalmixer on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:48 pm

I quote myself (yeah, i'm a weird guy)

For those who got the 32 bits edition, and are installing it using a USB (unetbootin): a found a solution:

First you gotta know what unti is your USB, in my case is /dev/sdb

Now, boot the live USB, get down until you're in "compatibilty mode", then press tab for editing. After "xforcevesa" put "nomodeset" and enter.

Just wait, and you''ll see the live USB begin with a 800*600 resolution

Now install LMDE (the steps are obvious, i won't say them), and wait until it's complete.

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If you got stucked in "Configuring bootloader" for a big while, quit the installation and reboot. Then use the live USB . . . again (yeah, i know it's so hard . . .)

Now, get down until you're in "compatibilty mode", then press tab for editing. After "xforcevesa" put "nomodeset", and where it says "root = /dev/ram", replaces ram for the unit of your usb, in this case sdb and enter.

Now, you got LMDE installed but grub is screwed, let's get going . . .
First, you gotta know what's the partition where you installed LMDE, open a root terminal a type:

"mount /dev/sda2 /mnt" (sda2 is in this case the partition where you installed LMDE)
"mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev"
"mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc"

then . . .

"chroot /mnt"
"grub-install --recheck /dev/sda" (here it's sda because got to be installed in all the Hard Drive)

Then, reboot WITHOUT the live USB, and enter in LMDE, just login normal, now you got the SO normally installed.

Open the root terminal and type:

"update-grub2" and wait until it's complete.

If that command didn't work, type this:
"aptitude install grub2" and follw the steps.

NOW you got LMDE 32 bits Installed successfuly.


Oh, i forgot to say something: I got a Nvidia VGA, for ATI, i think instead "nomodeset" it's "radeon.modeset=0"


I hope it helps you.
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Re: New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen

Postby spookie2005 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:32 am

Thank you all!I'll give it a try...
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Re: New Debian-based-live-cd boots to black screen

Postby spookie2005 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:14 pm

It works now fine using the latest image....
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