Have an old laptop that has been through the wars a bit, its known as a clevo m121w series laptop (32bit only).
It loads up the live cd fine and enters into the text modes fine - the os in terminal is working flawlessly.
when i try to run startx, I get a harddrive read for 5 seconds and a cursor that stops flashing and black screen (seems to halt)
regardles of how long i leave it, no change.
i also tried running ubiquity or sh -c ubiquity from the command-line
the laptop thinks for a 30 seconds and then i get a prompt with no other action if i run the command again it goes straight to a prompt without any thought.
would like to get this installed on the laptop, is their any commands that i can run to complete this or get some indication on what is causing the issue - any commands to find either would be helpful.
have downloaded checked the hash and did 2 burns one fast and one slow - no difference.
the version is BT5r3 Gnome 32bit
Also completed the x wont start commands under basic usage in the wiki - the commands there made no difference either.