Live CD boots to grey box with blinking cursor?

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Whamajama
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Live CD boots to grey box with blinking cursor?

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Hi, I have been trying to install mint 13 cinnamon onto my computer to dual boot with Win XP. When I boot to the cd, and select "Start Linux Mint," all I get is a big grey box taking up most of the screen, and a blinking white cursor in the top left of it. After a few secs, that all disappears and all I get is a black screen. Any suggestions?

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Live CD boots to grey box with blinking cursor?

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Have you done an md5sum integrity check on the cd?

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Re: Live CD boots to grey box with blinking cursor?

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I have not, but I have downloaded the iso twice from different mirrors and they both did the same thing.

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I have not, but I have downloaded the iso twice from different mirrors and they both did the same thing.

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I suggest you download another Linux Mint desktop and try again.

The reason is to eliminate that it isnt the computer or the desktop.

That is what I would do.

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Re: Live CD boots to grey box with blinking cursor?

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I have heard blinking cursor somewhere .. :lol:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=105627
"Workaround for LMDE 201012 32-bit users:

If you downloaded LMDE 201012 32-bit and all you're getting is a black screen, you might just be a kernel argument away from a successful boot. The solution is to download 201101, but you can save 1GB of download and a new DVD by using the following arguments:

* For ATI chipsets: radeon.modeset=0
* For nVidia chipsets: xforcevesa or nomodeset
* For GeForce and Generic: nouveau.modeset=0
* For Intel: i915.modeset=0

This should give you a live session in low resolution. Since the embedded kernel is already up-to-date, you don't need to configure anything post-installation and your system should then boot in high resolution.

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