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I am having difficulties, to get Ubuntu 11.10 to work. For the 11.10 version, if I click install, or if I click try Ubuntu, I only get a blank screen, that just stays there.

If I use "nomodeset", it changes to a loading screen and after about 2 minutes it goes back to black screen - however, before it goes black, i get a few errors, like:

bad target number, or passwd error mode (something like that). I've also tried (xforcevesa, i915.modeset=0, nomodeset, radeon.modeset=0, i915.modeset=1)

I have also tried the alternate installation, which installed fine, however when I boot up, select it from "grub", it goes black.

I did manage to install 10.04, however the screen resolution was 800x600 and I couldn't fix it to 16:9 (my resolution). I don't wanna use 10.04, because I would like the new one 11.10, and would like to use it.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you

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please edit your post with your computer specifications, this issue may be some kind of hardware specific. –  crackout12 Apr 11 '12 at 19:31
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PLEASE NOTE THAT 12.04 PRECISE PANGOLIN, AS STABLE IT MAY LOOK, IT IS STILL A UNDER-DEVELOPMENT VERSION WHICH MAY LEAD TO CRASH, FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN CAUTION.

Still, newer kernels may have fixed this issue, you should give a shot at Ubuntu 12.04 beta1, which you may download here.

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Maybe it's because the ACPI in your computer is not compatible with Ubuntu 10.10 or later. Ubuntu 10.04 had the driver for it. So:

Go to BIOS > Security> I / O interface Security> "New card Interface". Set it to Locked.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1662577&page=3

Or use nolapic or acpi = off to temporarily fix that.

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