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Black Screen While Booting CD/DVD
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R0b0ty

Joined: 08 Dec 2012
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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?
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R0b0ty

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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.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 21:23    Post_subject:  

Read here for some ideas about the black screen issue.
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R0b0ty

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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!
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