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This is my current specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 x64
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM: 6.00 GB Tripple-Channel DDR3 @539MHz (8-8-8-20)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., EX58-EXTREME (Socket 1366)
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce GTS250 2048MB
Monitor: LG Flatron W2443 (1920x1080@60Hz)

OK. Let's get started with the dirty bits.

I have created a persistent Ubuntu 11.10 x32 USB Pendrive Stick using Universal-USB-Installer v1.8.8.4 so I can try out the new features.

I get to the part when I reboot my PC with the USB pendrive on it and the Menu screen appears to choose what I want to do, so I choose option 1 to run via USB Pendrive option, but I get a black screen after choosing that option, well it actually turns off my monitor.

At the bottom of the screen where you should see the F6 key, or any other F keys, they are not there, all I see is the Ubuntu background at the bottom and when I try to hit the F6 key it just refreshes and nothing happens.

I had this problem once before but could not remember what I did to fix it in an older version of Ubuntu, I had to modify a .cfg file to be able to display the bottom part with the F keys. As I think it has something to do with the screen resolution, but not 100% sure.

I will try and burn a CD over the weekend and try and see what happens with the CD.


Thanks for your answers, but I have a problem with doing that request...

At the bottom of the screen where you should see the F6 key, or any other F keys, they are not there, all I see is the Ubuntu background at the bottom and when I try to hit the F6 key it just refreshes and nothing happens.

I had this problem once before but could not remember what I did to fix it in an older version of Ubuntu, I had to modify a .cfg file to be able to display the bottom part with the F keys. As I think it has something to do with the screen resolution, but not 100% sure.

I will try and burn a CD over the weekend and try and see what happens with the CD.

NOTE: sorry I forgot my log in information.

Thanks

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I'm not entirely sure what you scenario above above, but these are the common ways to fix the black screen issue.

  1. If LiveCD boots into a blank screen, when you see the boot menu hit F6 and select the “nomodeset” option.

  2. If it boots into a blank screen after install. Reboot and keep your finger on the “SHIFT” key till you get the grub menu. Highlight the first entry and replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset”. Hit CTRL + X to continue booting. Once logged in install the latest Graphics drivers. System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers

source: http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/ubuntu-11-04-blank-screen-on-boot-solved/

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