Loading Mint 18.3 from dvd results in black screen and frozen laptop

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Loading Mint 18.3 from dvd results in black screen and frozen laptop

Post by user93 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:19 am

I am attempting to convert HP Pavilion (2016) laptop to Mint 18.3. I modify the grub adding nnomodeset and removing quit splash (Mint 18.1) or nosplash (mint 18.3). I am sure it is the AMD Radeon R7 Graphics card. Loading Mint 18.1 results in a screen with the following:
Failed to start the x server (your graphical interface) It is likely that it is not set up correctly..Would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem Y or N. However, the laptop is frozen at this point. I see no errors in the output during the nomodeset boot.

I previously converted two dell laptops successfully. This appears to be more challenging. I would appreciate any assistance. I would like to get the boot to the point I can use the monitor screen. thanks

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