When I try to boot Ubuntu 11.10 from CD or from a usb drive the screen turns blank right after the disc menu. I can tell the machine is booted up and running but there is no screen. I have an HP Pavilion G6. How do I get past this so i can install it?
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You may find this tutorial useful: http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ubuntu-10-04-lucid-blank-screen-at-startup-workaround/
When booting from the CD, you'll want to press F6 at the disc menu and turn on nomodeset. That should get you through the install process. After that, you'll have to use the instructions at that link to apply nomodeset permanently.
There are also a whole host of other issues getting things going on an HP G6. Have a look here for more info: http://admaris.com/wp/blog/2011/07/03/ubuntu-on-hp-g6-laptop-tales-from-the-grave/