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Hardware, new mac running some Radeon derivative. Looked at a few tutorials which ask me to press f6 and set 'nomodeset' but these all seem to be AFTER installing ubuntu. Where as i can't even get into the installer without the screen going black/blank.

Tried the alternate CD to no avail.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Edit: I have tried thus far

Editing grub with arguments

  • nomodeset
  • xforcevesa
  • Installing with pendrive and cdrom

Hitting f6 at startup provides no changes to the interface as per a guide i was following

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You should be able to press F6 before choosing the menu option "Install Ubuntu". – enzotib Aug 25 '11 at 5:33
Have tried that, nothing actually happens. I've tried editing the grub commands with nomodeset and xforcevesa and then loading the install and have had no success. – Highstead Aug 25 '11 at 14:19
I too am faccing same issue with my HP 8000 Elite Small Form Factor (SFF) desktop. I have often observed this issue when the hardware (i.e. computer on which ubuntu is to be installed) is released later than ubuntu release. I think best solution in sight is switch back to ubuntu 10.10 or wait for 11.10. -- Amol – Amol Sale Aug 29 '11 at 5:20
When you are booting from the CD - you should see a purple screen with a keyboard logo at the bottom. When you see that hit the Esc or Space-bar - you will then be presented with the install options where you can press F6. – fossfreedom Aug 29 '11 at 8:47
@fossfreedom I do not get this with natty, i do however get this with Maverik. – Highstead Aug 30 '11 at 18:10
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Will watch for any additions, but for the time being the only method i found of doing this was installing 10.04 LTS (maverick).

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