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Old 5th July 2012, 04:37 PM
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Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

Hi,

I've been trying to boot and install from a live-CD of Fedora 17, on my laptop. The laptop is a HP g6-1150sd with an Radeon graphics-card. But after booting the live-CD, the screen goes black. Is there a boot-option I can give at start-up, so that I can eventually install from the live-CD? I've already tried vesa and linux=vesa but both to no avail.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

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I imagine, installing from a F17 installation DVD would give me the same problem. Right?
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Old 5th July 2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

Does it give some information and then go black? If so, that's the changing over to framebuffer, which can be avoided by adding nomodeset (I think---that might have changed, but try that and see if it helps)
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Old 5th July 2012, 05:36 PM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

Try to remove rhgb and quiet from the command line options to see what's going on.
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I imagine, installing from a F17 installation DVD would give me the same problem. Right?
Not necessarily since the DVD doesn't boot a live operation system.
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Old 5th July 2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

No it doesn't give any information. Right after the boot-screen from the CD, it goes black. Will try adding nomodeset

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Do you mean I would be more successful installing from a DVD? Will try removing rhgb and quiet

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Does it give some information and then go black? If so, that's the changing over to framebuffer, which can be avoided by adding nomodeset (I think---that might have changed, but try that and see if it helps)
Thank you, nomodeset did the trick. Could you explain, what nomodeset does exactly?
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Old 5th July 2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

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Could you explain, what nomodeset does exactly?
May be this will help - http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...ne/373864.html
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Old 6th July 2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

Thank you. Appreciate it. But does this also mean I will need the same parameter when installing from the DVD?
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Old 19th November 2012, 02:39 AM
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Re: Boot-options, as screen goes black F17

I had the same problem and nomodeset fixed it for me. When the 10 second count down timer came up, I pressed tab for boot options and typed nomodeset at the end and pressed enter. Worked like a charm. Thanks!
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