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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. https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/i386/boot-parms.html. 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 at 23:11
    
So, does it actual boot into Ubuntu? –  skjennings Feb 17 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 at 7:52
    
Sorry my friend, it took me a while but this is the document I was looking for. This will help ya. help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions. Go to the section on Changing the CD Boot Option Configuration Line and play with the vga settings. –  skjennings Feb 18 at 0:29

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