Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 21 Dec 2014, 06:02
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Black Screen While Booting CD/DVD
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [4 Posts]  
Author Message
R0b0ty

Joined: 08 Dec 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 20:12    Post subject:  Black Screen While Booting CD/DVD  

Hi, guys.

I've downloaded the latest Slacko .iso file, checked its md5 checksum, and burnt the .iso image onto a DVD.

My computer begins to boots Puppy Linux from the DVD (Slacko splash screen is displayed), and things look OK (a good handful of "done"s next to boot-up steps), but then the screen goes dark and nothing ever happens afterwards. It doesn't even get to the menus that ask about keyboard layout, country setup, etc.

I wonder if it's a video card compatibility issue or something... I have an nVidia card. What's ironic is that all I want to do is put Puppy Linux on my USB drive, so that I can use it on my older netbook, but aparently need my desktop to format and install Puppy Linux on the USB.

Any ideas?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
R0b0ty

Joined: 08 Dec 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 21:20    Post subject: Possible Workaround...  

Just burnt Slacko "Opera" version with the same result... will try this next:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqj6JJjC1yw

If successful, I"ll be able to boot from the drive on my netbook, which is what I ultimately want to do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9368
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 21:23    Post subject:  

Read here for some ideas about the black screen issue.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
R0b0ty

Joined: 08 Dec 2012
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 22:31    Post subject:  Workaround Worked!  

Thanks for the link, rcrsn51.

The "work-around" did the job (the one in the YouTube video I referenced). But now I know what to try on my desktop if I need to.

Thanks again!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [4 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0415s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0049s) ][ GZIP on ]