January 4, 2015

Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen

I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install or try before you install or what have you. However whenever I try to install or test out the OS before installing it, it takes me to black screen which can't get out off without powering off. What Do I do?

Sounds like you have a compatibility issue. Are you trying to boot a 64bit OS...

Sounds like you have a compatibility issue. Are you trying to boot a 64bit OS on an older 32bit machine? This is not originally from me but try this, on the first screen after booting to the USB you sghould be able to hit F6 and there choose the various boot-options available.
Nomodeset is the first one to try, but if that does not work try the others one by one. This may help you discover this issue or at least allow you to see the error that is occurring.

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I would first research your hardware support on linux. It sounds like Linux...

I would first research your hardware support on linux. It sounds like Linux is running into an internal issue with the physical system. Either it cannot detect something or something is not compatible. A black screen usually indicates a video controller issue. Make sure the most basic hardware components are supported.

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