This liveDVD wont boot on this hardware, actual error message "startpar: Service(s) returned failure: Live Boot.
Note this is not the first linux 3.x distro to fail to boot on this hardware but Linux Mint 9 is installed and works OK. Note also this hardware came pre-installed with win7 and presumably it worked, although I didn't actually boot win7 before installing Linux Mint.
Can someone shed some light on this, even if it's only how to boot to runlevel 3 and "install" other drivers and then startx and install 201204 to the hard drive.
I'm having a similar problem too, with systems built on Biostar A55MH motherboards with an AMD A4 3400 processor with RadeonHD graphics. I've built two of them, and installed the first one with the LMDE 201109 32-bit iso, which worked, though after I upgraded the packages to Update Pack 4, the graphics quit working and the screen was black. I found a fix for that by installing the fglrx-driver via apt and then running "aticonfig --initial" to get a base X config file.
When I boot with the 201204-mate-cinnamon 32-bit iso, all I get is a black screen at the point where X should be starting. The only error I see before that is:
modprobe: module unknown not found in modules.dep
I suspect that the fix above would work, but since I can't boot into a GUI or activate a virtual console I can't apply it, although the system seems otherwise active--the DVD drive seems to be loading stuff and after it stops if I move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard it seems to become active again. I just can't get a display.
Best of luck with your system, does sound similar problem to mind. I assume you did try to boot in 'compatibility mode' as that should provide a command line. Different distros describe this as run level 3 or single user mode.
I'm currently looking at applying a BIOS upgrade using FreeDOS., will let you know if I decide to go down that path.
I think its not processor-related. My ASUS 1215B (AMD E-350) works just fine with the new ISO (both MATE/Cinnamon and XFCE edition). The opensource (radeon) driver working fine on my system. I install the XFCE edition and get compiz run just fine.
have you check the ISO's md5?
ASUS 1215B AMD E-350 with LMDE KDE, LMDE MATE, Precise Puppy, and Saluki
Hi lahirdenganselamat, Yes checked both md5sum and ran the integrity check from the dvd, no errors.
Hi rootchick, I've successfully installed the V1.06 BIOS <http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emac/product/default.aspx> but no joy. However I've since discovered that Ubuntu 12.04 Server AMD64 wont install either so this is not an graphics problem as I had thought.