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After a little struggling, I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I can hear the comp running while the screen is off, it turns off directly after the BIOS screen.

I'm very much a newbie to this so any help is great.


Thermaltake V4 Mid Tower Case with 500W PSU - USB 3.0 - Transparent Window - 10x 5.25" & 3.5" Drive Bays - Front Speaker & HD Audio Inputs

A-RAM 4GB Memory, PC3-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3, 240-pin DIMM, Non-ECC, CL 9-9-9-24

AMD A6-3500 Triple Core Fusion APU - Socket FM1 - 2.1GHz - 3MB L2 Cache - Integrated Radeon HD6530D Graphics - TDP 65W - Llano - Fan Included

ASRock A75M-HVS Motherboard - AMD Socket FM1 - AMD A75 FCH Chipset - 2x DDR3-2400 - 1x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1 & 1x PCI - 6x SATA3 - 4x USB3.0 - D-Sub & HDMI - 5.1 Channel Audio - Gigabit LAN - Micro ATX

Crucial M4 64GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive - 2.5" - 500MB/s Read & 95MB/S Write - NAND Management (details on the partitioning of this drive below.

Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive

HP LE2001wm 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1600 x 900 Resolution - 250 cd/m2 - 1000:1 Contrast Ratio - 5 ms Response Time - DVI-D & VGA - Speakers

When installing Ubuntu, I used the 64 GB SSD for the following:

I partitioned a 500MB /boot drive, which I asked the boot loader to run from.

There was a / partition(approx 10GB),

A partition of 2GB for the swap

a /home partition with the remainder of the space on the disc.

I used a couple of google searches to find guides to the above partition choices. I'm happy to be told to do it differently, I only want to use the OS for multitasking and browsing the web at the moment.

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Try loading BIOS defaults and try. – Mitch Jun 7 '12 at 13:50
Not sure what you mean sorry. – MavNix Jun 7 '12 at 14:11
You can get in the BIOS by pressing either Del, or F2. Look for load setup defaults, load it, Save and exit. – Mitch Jun 7 '12 at 14:38
The monitor simply goes back to sleep again – MavNix Jun 7 '12 at 14:56


MavNix, I believe the reason you are still having issues is because you mistyped the necessary parameter 'nomodset'. It should be 'nomodeset', with an e (lower case). Thanks and hope you get it running.

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That may be a problem with your RADEON graphics card:

AMD A6-3500 Triple Core Fusion APU - Socket FM1 - 2.1GHz - 3MB L2 Cache - Integrated Radeon HD6530D Graphics - TDP 65W - Llano - Fan Included

When you boot the computer,hold Shift which will get you to the GRUB menu.Then E to edit the command line,use the keys to move to the line where is says quiet splash and add nomodeset . Then press F10 to boot.

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I don't want to get this wrong, so add nomodset directly after quiet splash? – MavNix Jun 7 '12 at 13:50
1 should be like quiet splash nomodeset – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Jun 7 '12 at 13:52
after doing that and hitting f10 it just powers down the monitor again. I'll list the full screen in case you/anyone can spot a problem setprams 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae' recordfail gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode insmod gzio insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos1)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid -set=root d942fp0f-8b86-44fb-be42-41be51cfda2c linux /vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic-pae root=UUID=6babe0f1-81c0-445e-92f8-8ad0bb977525 ro quiet splash nomodset $vt_handoff initrd /initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic-pae – MavNix Jun 7 '12 at 14:02
Sorry about the huge chunk of info, I can't figure out how to put the writing into new lines. – MavNix Jun 7 '12 at 14:57
Check you system RAM. – Mitch Jun 7 '12 at 15:36

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