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by El Presidente
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

caf4926 wrote:Put it down to some random shlt that happens
Just so long as it doesn't break randomly, I'm fine with that.
I tried booting with the same hardware configuration as before and it still works. I give up :)
by El Presidente
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

So after a month of screwing around it just started working. I booted the Mint 13 64 bit disc and installed it. It's working fine. The only thing I could think of that I changed was disconnecting the Win 7 HDD while installing Mageia. But I reconnected it and it's not interfering with the live CD bo...
by El Presidente
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

ata is as in SATA Right, I understand that. I was wondering if I could identify those exact components. Still planning to look into that out of curiosity. In the meantime, I was able to successfully boot to and install Mint 12 - 64 Bit. I love it. Below is the output of uname -a. Linux xxxxxxxxxxx ...
by El Presidente
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

The results of uname -a Linux xxxxxxx 3.3.6-desktop-2.mga2 #1 SMP Thu May 17 16:25:59 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Interestingly, the first time I tried to boot to the Mageia install disc, I can't remember if I saw anything about i915 but I got the same 2 errors with ata7 and ata8. These ...
by El Presidente
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

caf4926 wrote:
El Presidente wrote:I am posting this message from a successful installation of Mageia 2.
Great news
I guess that's good news. I'm not all that enthused about Mageia. What does being able to install it tell us, though?
by El Presidente
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

I am posting this message from a successful installation of Mageia 2.
by El Presidente
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Same issue with Mint 13 Mate 64 bit. No network error anymore. It's just hanging on initializing i915.
I read that ACPI can cause issues so I tried a boot replacing "quiet splash" with "i915.modeset=1 acpi=off text -verbose" and no change
by El Presidente
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

I booted into Win 7, verified the ethernet connection was working, tried to boot Linux Mint 14 Mate 64 bit disc and now, regardless of whether or not the cable is plugged in, it's not experiencing the network issue. It hangs on initializing 915 every time. I emailed Intel to see if they knew anythin...
by El Presidente
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Ubuntu 12.10 replace "quiet splash" with "text -verbose": hangs at Begin: Regenerating SSL certificate Mint 14 Mate 64 bit 1. replace "quiet splash" with "text -verbose": throws an error while loading removable SCSI disk 2. remove flash drive and try again: i915 timed out 3. replace "quiet splash" w...
by El Presidente
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Okay. So, Google told me how to do a verbose boot and Mint 13 Mate 64 seems to fail at Begin: Preconfiguring network... ... which is followed by a myriad of stuff I don't understand that includes a couple of ATA bus errors.

Hopefully this picture helps?
by El Presidente
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

I successfully booted Fedora 18 the first time I tried it. I was able to play around with a fully functional OS. But now it consistently hangs 3/4 of the way into the startup. This is odd I take it your research has revealed some issues with your graphics? That's what it would appear to be. But wha...
by El Presidente
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Re: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

No, man. It's just the onboard intel graphics.
by El Presidente
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

FYI I have recreated the thread here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=123878 in the Installation forum
by El Presidente
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Cannot Boot to Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

I'm recreating this thread here. Was originally in Newbie questions. I hope that's not an issue. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=121154 This is my first go at Linux ever. I'm trying to install Mint on a second hard drive (Win 7 on the primary HDD) and after messing with the BIOS (ha...
by El Presidente
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

You gave us some info earlier on your machine... Can you tell us, is it a Box or Laptop? You mention the graphics being Intel... Is that it... It's not Hybrid Intel + nvidia or other? You are pushing this to a HDTV not a typical monitor? Not that this should be an issue, I booted Mint yesterday on ...
by El Presidente
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Weird. So the first time I tried to boot Nadia, it looked good. I got past the splash screen to the loading screen and then after.... 20 or 30 seconds it froze on the loading screen. I rebooted and tried again and now it's the same as before: loads the splash screen and then boots to a black screen ...
by El Presidente
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

You think I should try Nadia? Okay, downloading 64-bit version of Nadia with MATE
What if it's the same issue?
by El Presidente
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

I lied :O) If I shine a bright light on the MacBook (mid 2009 white MacBook) display I can see what's going on enough to get it to successfully boot to the live CD. So, there would be something wrong with the PC... I'm wondering if I should restore my BIOS to default settings? I have to go to work. ...
by El Presidente
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Hey there. Thanks for the reply. Maybe you forgot my original post. Did the integrity check not run either? No, it didn't Can you test the DVD on another Computer? None available for testing (I do have a Macbook but the display is shot so I don't get any video (internal or external) until it has boo...
by El Presidente
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: Maya Live CD - Black Screen White Rectangle

Thank you for your response. I tried editing the boot parameters like you said (nomodeset with a space on each side before the quiet splash) and it didn't go to a black screen with a white rectangle but it still didn't work. The screen just pulsed black which I think just means there's no video sour...

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