Mint 13 Black Screen Boot Problem

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:36 am
Location: Liverpool, PA USA

Mint 13 Black Screen Boot Problem

Post by RiverDog » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:58 am

I’m having a problem installing Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit and haven’t found a solution either here or on Google. I can use the live CD with no problem but if I install it I just get a black screen with a small white line at the top left of the screen. I have done two installs formatting the disk both times with no difference. I took 13 off and can install and use Mint 12 with no problem. I am also dual booting Windows 7 with no problems. I have tried the “ctrl-alt-F8 keys” and nothing happens. It uses the grub boot loader so I can pick windows with no problem. My system has a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H board coupled with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz processor. I have 4 GB memory, a 1 SATA 1.5 TB hard drive, 1 SATA 2TB hard drive, and a IDE 100GB hard drive. I have Win7 loaded on the 1.5 HD and put Mint on the IDE drive. The video card is an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 GPU. Does anybody have any ideas or should I just stay with 12?

Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 45
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:38 am

Re: Mint 13 Black Screen Boot Problem

Post by keghn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:09 pm

Try Mint 13 kde, or Mint 13 maya mate.
I tried Mint 13 debian and it crashed.
Now I am using Mate.

Post Reply

Return to “Installation & Boot”