linux install on laptop black screen
i am trying to install Linux XP on a laptop, Compaq Presario 1200 and it gets thru the boot process and says loading:
probing for monitor
probing for mouse
loading x server
then screen goes black
new at this please help...
sounds like hardware issues
I have to agree with TechieMoe it sounds like you have hardware issues, maybe an unsupported (old) graphics card. I have been using Mandriva/Mandrake on a laptop as my primary work machine for 4/5 years now without major issues.