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SOLVED !! I practiced an installation on an external HD (XHD) in case anything went seriously wrong. These are the steps; 1. Format the XHD with the root/home/swap partitions 2. ...
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    SOLVED !!

    I practiced an installation on an external HD (XHD) in case anything went seriously wrong. These are the steps;
    1. Format the XHD with the root/home/swap partitions
    2. Attempt to boot from the Linux boot cd
    3. boot to compatibility mode
    4. install Linux to the XHD
    5. shut down and boot from the XHD
    6. press e as soon at the menu appears
    7. At the line that starts with Linux...and ends with quiet splash and add radeon.modeset=0 GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x32
    8. Press Cntl X to boot with the added commands.
    9. Linux will boot without the video acceleration hardware (a window will warn you of this)
    10. open terminal and follow the instructions at: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=Ka5gBMlo-zo
    11. (note the text below the video for written instructions and for applicable video cards)

    When you reboot from the XHD, everything should work fine.

    I am sure that some of the steps I did are unnecessary..but I am new at this. I hope that this will help someone else.

    Thank you all for your responses. You folks are amazing !!

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    don't u need to hold down the left shift key during boot to get the menu to enter "e"?

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    I just press "e" and it works fine.

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