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    Default BT3 won't boot

    Hi there, i'm really happy with this new release of BT!

    I downloaded the USB version, copied it to my USB-stick and made it bootable. When i'm trying to boot from USB, i'll get a black screen after i selected the boot option (Tried different ones like Compiz, KDE, text-mode). The only thing i see are those two modules that are loading after i selected a boot option. When the screen turns black and i press the 'off-button' a screen will appear which i recognize from BT2 as the boot screen while loading the hardware, but nothing happens.

    I someone who can help me out with this problem?

    Thanks a lot!

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    did you check the md5sum?

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    Did you format the usb with the proper file systems? I'm making one right now Ill post the results in a few

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    Because you get to the boot menu it's rather unlikely but you could try another usb port.
    Especially the front usb ports often don't work (but then u usually don't get to the boot menu either).

    btw: my usb-stick works

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    My USB is fat32, like i used with BT2. I'll try ext2 and ext3 and post back my results.

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    Original bd0d8f507502787184b187f5a39288df
    Downloaded bd0d8f507502787184b187f5a39288df

    Changing the filesystem didn't solve the problem. Maybe i should try the cd first. If that one is working perhaps it has something to do with my USB drive, which i can't imagine.

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    I have the same problem. I tried it using both USB and DVD (I haven't tried the CD version). I see the lines for vmlinuz and initrd, then shortly after, the screen goes black and all activity stops, the system becomes totally unresponsive and I have to power it off. I'm not sure whether it gets past initrd.

    This is on a Dell Vostro 1000 notebook:
    AMD Turion TL-56
    2GB DDR2 533MHz
    ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 256MB

    Post or PM me if I can supply any more relevant info. I guess in the meantime I'll download the CD image and try that.

    Edit: the CD does the same thing.

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    Same here, except that the CD is working for me.
    Was not able to get BT2 to boot from USB either.

    Do I need to partition the Mem-Stick with a Swap-Partition?

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    To get 1 thing straight: your USB needs to be FAT32. FAT is required for syslinux to work.
    Try to get to console mode when your screens goes black: CTRL+ALT+F2

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    I'm also having a similar problem with both CD and DVD versions (havn't tryed USB yet)

    After selecting the environment KDE/Flux etc, presented with a blank screen. Hitting the power button brings up the loading screen and the system locks up

    Compaq Presario F500
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53
    1Gb Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100

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