Dystopia <not@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a laptop that has been running XP, but slowly, and want to
> install Linux.
> It has had Suse installed previously but I am having trouble with it
> now. I have want to install ubuntu but it will not take it. After
> the language and then the installation screen there is plenty of CD
> drive activity (the drive reads other discs OK) but little HD
> activity. After a while I just get a blank screen with a flashing
> cursor although once I got the yellow screen with a diagonal pattern.
> I tried installing Debian but had no luck with that either. Anyone
> any ideas please?
Which versions? Did you use a graphical or text mode installer with
Debian? If it was a "stable" version try a "testing" snapshot instead.
The yellow screen sounds like it might be a graphics driver problem.
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