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I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell OPTIPLEX 3010 IvyBridge and when I start the setup, the screen goes awry with a lot of colored patterns.

Is there a way to start the installer in text mode or a graphical safe-mode?

On Ubuntu 11.04, it works well.

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To boot in a graphical "safe mode", enable the "nomodeset" option on the boot screen (press F6, use arrow keys and enter) – izx Aug 28 '12 at 17:03
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You can use the Alternate install CD. Its text based install, but the final outcome is the same as the live CD.

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Yes, I found there are 3 installers: Server, Desktop, Alternate. So it install XWindows same as desktop version? – Eduard Florinescu Aug 28 '12 at 11:04
Here is the link:… – Mitch Aug 28 '12 at 11:11

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