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Hi, I'm new to these forums and Linux in general. I just got a back-to-school laptop from HP. After less then a week with Vista, I am fed up. With ...
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    Greetings, Installation issue


    Hi, I'm new to these forums and Linux in general. I just got a back-to-school laptop from HP. After less then a week with Vista, I am fed up. With much difficulty, I have been able to dislodge Vista and reformat the primary partition. I have since downloaded freespire, burned the ISO image, and booted from it. After selecting Install from the menu, it runs through the initializing status bar, and after a while, nothing but a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the corner. Am I doing something wrong?

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Graphics Card do you have? Post your Machine's specs here. Boot up from LiveCD, open Terminal/Konsole and execute fdisk -l command. Post output here.
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    AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile
    Nvdia GeForce 8400M
    4 Gig DDR2
    120 Gig 7200 RPM SATA

    I can run it in VGA mode from the disk. But anything else, it runs through the status bar a few times, then freezes at a blank command line screen.

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    Its a Graphics Card problem only. Check if there is any Text Install option. Text Installer uses minimal Graphics. Its easy to fix Graphics problem after installation.
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