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How do I get the startup selection screen prompt to run from a DVD or USB stick? My computer(s) see the DVD or USB stick and I can boot, but it just goes right into graphical install mode & then I lose video. I can only get an alternate install image to work at all. I have tried multiple versions of Ubuntu (11.x, 12.x, & now 13.x) on multiple PCs (although they are older systems running Windows XP or Vista).


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Thanks. I found the answer to this issue in the BootOptions parameters documentation & Advanced Welcome Screen selection. By pressing the any key here I get the Advanced Welcome Screen & the options. My mistake. Just wanted to post this info to let others know if they run into similar problem in getting Welcome / Startup screen automatically. help.ubuntu.com/community/… Brian –  Brian Sep 13 '13 at 16:58
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu Brian! It's great that you were able to fix this! However, you shouldn't post the solution as a comment, but instead answer the question. Yes, you can answer your own question, and it is encouraged to do so. Click on the "Answer my own question" orange button at the bottom. Thanks! –  Alaa Ali Sep 14 '13 at 7:07
I now get the Welcome Screen selection by pressing a key, but still end up with a blank screen / loss of video signal when I try to run from USB stick or DVD or if I try to install. Ubuntu starts like it is running but then the video loses the signal & my monitor powers off due to power save capabilities. I have verified the USB stick creation & DVD burns, my downloaded ISO images with checksums & everything checks out. Tried on a couple of different PCs with different versions of Ubuntu (previously 11.x, now 12.x, or 13.04). PC's currently have XP SP3, Vista SP2, or Kubuntu 11.x partitions –  Brian Sep 15 '13 at 17:15

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