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Re: PPC: Alternate Install Black Screen
Never mind, I found out how to append the yaboot file via the terminal
on the PPC FAQ. However, somehow the entire hard drive got corrupted
and it took out my 13.10 partition, so I'll be reinstalling that
first. Filing a bug will have to wait.
On Mar 6, 2014, at 10:53 AM, keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I tried to install Trusty using the PPC Alternate 20140225
yesterday. This was on actual hardware. I used the "guided install"
and let the installer choose the size of the partition. It split the
drive into two equal size partitions of around 58GB each. Lubuntu
13.10 was already installed on the hard drive.
The installation appeared to go as normal until the reboot. The
reboot resulted in a black screen with only the pointer. The pointer
could be moved about, but that was it. I was able to Control-Option-
F5 into a console, and log in.
At that point I rebooted the computer via the console, and
interrupted the boot process by pressing TAB at the boot: prompt.
Then I entered the old standby boot parameter for my radeon card,
"Linux video=radeonfb:1920x1080-32@60". The computer booted normally
and I was presented with the desktop. However, upon reboot, the boot
parameter is not being written to yaboot.conf., so it's back to the
I seem to remember this bug showing up in Saucy. The fix was to
append the boot parameter in yaboot.conf. In 13.10, I would do that
by "opening the folder as root" and then appending the boot
parameter to yaboot.conf and saving. However, this command seems to
be taken out of the Trusty menu.
The bug seems similar to Bug#1195386. Should I report it as that, or
file a new bug?
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