Thanks in advance for any help, scratching my head on this one. System info:
Dell D810 BIOS A05 Pentium M 1.73Ghz not hyperthread capable (thinking that may be an issue) 1024 MB RAM Video ATI Mobility Radeon X300 Video Bios 001.001.008.017.192.059 Video Memory 64 MB 15.4" wide VGA Native Resolution 1280 by 800 Bodhi Linux 3.8.0 generic
So as I said, when running the no mode set through the live USB all is good, able to run the system and preform the install. After not having any luck getting past the login screen, I rebooted to the live cd and ran boot-repair. After that I was able to get into grub and add the nomodeset param, no luck. Rebooted again, logged in via terminal at login screen (ctrl+alt+f1) then ran
sudo nano /etc/default/grub GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="Bodhi Linux" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
Not sure what I'm missing, I've used this same setup on Dell E5400 perfectly. If I need to provide any other info, please let me know and I'll get it asap. Thanks!