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Linux black screen

Hi everyone.I am new user and train to install Linux ubuntu .I split my hard drive with nortan partition magic.But when I start instillation screen become black but installation keep working.When tray Ubuntu live disk the result is same .I tray xubuntu -black screen.only knoppix live disk work.My computer is old(Compaq evo d310)

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    thanks ,perfect work:)))

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Hello!

if its below 384mb ram you must use the alternate installer: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate

You should also take out any extra pci cards thats not absolutley needed for the pc to be running. And put them back in when installation is finished.


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