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Hullo, I've got a Toshiba Satellite A70 (with a replaced motherboard) that likes to black out, not making so much as a buzz, blink or whir whenever one tries to ...
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    Toshiba blacks out at Debian install


    Hullo, I've got a Toshiba Satellite A70 (with a replaced motherboard) that likes to black out, not making so much as a buzz, blink or whir whenever one tries to install Debian (netinst) or Kubuntu. Both drop a few seconds of text across the screen before dissapearing completely. Knoppix runs.

    Thanks for any help! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PS- what's a good open source iso burner?

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    Re: Toshiba blacks out at Debian install

    you might try the various boot options (it will be on the boot screen)

    Quote Originally Posted by leetrefz
    PS- what's a good open source iso burner?
    for windows or linux?
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    I was hoping for one that had versions for both, if there is such a thing.

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    I've messed with the boot options as much as I can but to no affect. Maybe if I knew what to put for the F6 drive controller or something like that it would help. The optical drive is toshiba and i can't find the manfacturer of the hard disk through windows or the bios. not sure how much that would help anyway.

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    you could always install knoppix to your hard drive, then change the install to debian
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    Quote Originally Posted by leetrefz
    I was hoping for one that had versions for both, if there is such a thing.
    a burning app for windows would be CD Burner XP Pro it's not open source but it is free for you to download and use. http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

    For Linux I would suggest K3B http://www.k3b.org/ your distro of choice should have packages for this that you can install through it's package management system.



    as for your install have you tried the following command at the boot prompt ?

    linux26 noapic nolapic

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    couldn't find boot image linux26

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    no, when the boot prompt on debian comes up type in
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    linux26 noapic nolapic
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    ya, but it just tells me 'can't find boot image linux26' though i was trying kubuntu not debian

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    kubuntu I think is automatically kernel 2.6...
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