Shortly after or during the booting of the kernel from the install CD the installation stops with a blank display.
We have tried Ubuntu 8.04 for AMD 64, 8.10 latest alpha for i386 / 32, Ubuntu 8.04 alternate, openSUSE 11-KDE, Mandriva Linux One 2008, Fedora 9 & 10 and probably some others that I am forgetting but no luck on any of them. I might be able to get him to try the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop later today...but I have serious doubts. I have not tried Linux Mint before, but someone on the Ubuntu Forum suggested I try it...how likely is it to work?
The computer was purchased from Newegg, a model that seems to be unique to Newegg as it is not even listed on the Asus site.
Item#:N82E16834220349 on Newegg
I would appreciate some suggestions / ideas on this.
I have spent months lobbying my friend to move from Mac to Linux and now he does and has all these issues. I would like to help him to have a workable linux system but I'm not sure what to do next.