Several co-workers and I run encrypted Ubuntu Desktop on our work laptops. Specifically I have an HP Compaq 6710b and they have all had monitor issues when installing Ubuntu. If you run the default "Install Ubuntu" option, the next screen will just be a blank screen. I need to get this documented because I always forget how to fix it.
While at the Ubuntu Splash screen do the following:
- Press the F1 key for "Help"
- Press the F6 key for "Special boot parameters for special machines"
Laptops with screen display problems vga=771. We need to append this to the Boot Options.
- Press the ESC key to get back to the Splash page
- Press F6 for "Other Options" and then Press ESC
Boot Options file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.see initrd=/install/initrd.gz quiest --
Delete the trailing -- and add in vga=771. You should have the following:
Boot Options file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.see initrd=/install/initrd.gz quiest vga-771
Press the enter key and you should now be able to successfully install Ubuntu.