[Wolves] Ubuntu 9.10 install

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 09:44:15 UTC 2009

Mo, sorry I've not responded sooner, it sounds to me like you're getting
a resolution that can't be displayed.

Try the following:
start the cd hit F4, use the "safe graphics mode" option
next hit f6, press space to select acpi=off noapic and nolapic

That should brute force the driver to vesa at 1024x768 or 800x600

It should also get around common issues with via chipset and hp machines
amongst others.

Also try running the "try ubuntu without any change to your computer"
rather than the install ubuntu.

another alternative you can try to get more information is to use the
rescue mode on the alternate cd.

Rescue mode basically gives you the ability to use a command line from
the current installed system or from the cd itself.  The plus here is
you should be able to get the output of lspci -vvnn which will be useful
if you need to report a bug on the gfx not functioning.

The easiest way to do this is mount a usb drive
"mkdir /mnt/disk"
"mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/disk" (where sdb1 is the partition on the drive)
then run:
"lspci -vvnn > /mnt/disk/lspci.txt"
"umount /mnt/disk"

This will give you a text file you can add to a bug report.

lspci -vvnn basically rips through the whole system getting as much info
on each device as it possibly can.

Report the bug as a regression on the previous version of ubuntu and add
the file to the report this will help the gfx guys locate the issue more

Seek That Thy Might Know

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