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I'm massively new at this stuff, so please forgive me. But I've just built a new PC. I've downloaded a USB boot installer for Ubuntu 12.04.

When I power on the PC with the stick in, it all seems to start off well. It gives me the option to install Ubuntu which I choose.

However, it starts to work then just hangs on a black screen. If it leave it even longer, it will say something about the system needing to run in low graphics mode.

Any help!?

I have no CD drive on my build so need to get an OS on there via USB.

Many thanks!

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Looks like this link might give you some hints on how to boot into the text mode installer. Also, you might want to verify that the graphics driver for your video card is supported.

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My graphics card is a HD7770. CPU is an i5. I can't imagine there's anything wrong with the set-up? Kind of annoying how hard this is proving to be! After the hassle of building it (my first time) I assumed this installing an OS would be simple bit!! – user248968 Feb 16 '14 at 23:11
So, does it actual boot into Ubuntu? – skjennings Feb 17 '14 at 0:06
I put the USB in, it recognises the boot files as it comes up with a menu offering me the choice to install, continue without installing, etc. But whatever I do, it just hangs on the black screen... – user248968 Feb 17 '14 at 7:52
Sorry my friend, it took me a while but this is the document I was looking for. This will help ya. Go to the section on Changing the CD Boot Option Configuration Line and play with the vga settings. – skjennings Feb 18 '14 at 0:29

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