I have a Toshiba NB305 netbook, so if I want to install Ubuntu I have to do it by an USB.
I downloaded the ISO from the official webside and burned it to the USB, and when I try to install the system I get an error in a black window:

graphics initialization failled
Error setting up gfxboot
boot:  _

And the window doesn't move from there.

I've tried with other versions, but the result is the same.

What's the problem and how I can solve it?

Just type help and press Enter. It will continue to boot normally.


  • Tested solving the problem OK on Lubuntu v16.04 LTS 32 bits. – Sopalajo de Arrierez Nov 8 '16 at 21:59
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    Doesn't work for me. The screen goes blank for a second, and then I return to the same screen. After a few tries, I then see Could not allocate memory when I try to run the command. – meshy Mar 17 at 11:56
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    Update: While this didn't work for me on an Ubuntu 16.04LTS image, it did work on Ubuntu 17.10. Thanks! – meshy Mar 17 at 12:22

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