When the inital boot screen comes up, hit 'Tab' to bring up options. Add 'nomodeset' (without quotes), then 'Enter' or F10. On the Ubuntu site, somebody posted a list of all the kernel parameters. Helped a lot. It explains what 'nomodeset' does.
Do you try live cd ( with CD media ) or USB media I have same problem with usb live created with startup disk creator ( same problem in toshiba netbook but no in my desktop ), solution for me is created usb live with unetbootin.
Hi There Perhaps for this graphical booting of LXDE version [on some hardware] some extra cheatcodes put in on the kernel line as suggested above for <nomodeset> - you might try also <nodrm> and <no3d> and perhaps a combination of all 3. These allow proper gui botting from live dvd in recent Knoppix versions on my old compaq presario. If not, try google search of "Knoppix and cheatcodes" for a much longer list to try out. Best wishes, John.
Hi, I had a similar problem myself with Mint 12 on an old laptop. The solution I found was to edit the boot command line. When the boot menu appears:- press 'e' to edit the boot command. replace "quiet splash" with acpi=off nomodeset press F10 It works for me, hope it does for you.