[CentOS] black display during installation of CentOS5.5

Thu Oct 21 13:21:28 UTC 2010
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

On 10/21/2010 1:38 AM, Ritika Garg wrote:
> I had posted the following question 4-5 days ago. I want to add 
> something to the question which is important. The question was:
> During installation of CentOS5.3 from DVD, the installation was 
> interrupted due to an error in a rpm package as the DVD had lot of 
> scratches. So I burned image of CentOS5.5 on DVD. I selected 
> installation in graphical mode. The first graphical interface screen 
> comes from where we proceed further by clicking next. This screen is 
> almost black and its impossible to carry out further installation as 
> visibility is very poor.
> I was trying above for Dell Inspiron laptop which has Windows7 
> installed on it. I checked the CentOS5.5 DVD on another system which 
> is desktop and found that the graphical interface is perfectly alright 
> there. So is there any setting that has to be done in the laptop?
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Have you tried nofb during the install process? I have had to use this 
on certain flat screens.

John Hinton

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