Lockup and Black Screen on Live CD Install

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Lockup and Black Screen on Live CD Install

Postby steve9199 on Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:32 pm

Just burned the Live CD of 4.0, and after I see the spash screen, after a short time I get a "Black Screen". Tried booting in regular and safe graphics mode...no luck. Any suggestions?

Tried the 3.1 Live CD and got this error: "isolinux: Disk Error 64, AX = 4280, drive 9F"
Thanks

Steve (TOTAL Noob)

Hardware:

HP Pavillion 766 MHz Intel Pentium 3
256 MB RAM
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Re: Lockup and Black Screen on Live CD Install

Postby Husse on Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:38 pm

It could be a bad CD but I think this is it
256 MB RAM

Gone are the day when Linux hardly used memory....
The X server needs a bit of memory and we recommend a minimum of 384 MB, but I know people have managed with 256 MB
One way to do it is to use Knoppix or some other light weight distro to partition and make a swap partition. The live CD will use the swap partition, so it might work
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