I would love to post this in the appropriate area but unfortunately I do not have permissions to post there?

Well I dled the Back Track 3 CD ISO, and burned it and am now using the usb key version. I have experienced the same situation with both.

I have a new Acer Laptop TravelMate 5520-5568. I am experiencing problems when I attempt to boot BT3 on this machine however I have no problems on my desktop.

Yes the laptop does have a newer ATI Xpress 1250 however I have done the fix, etc and I believe that is not the problem because after all I should be able to boot in Text Mode.

Back Track 2 boots up fine.

However with BT3 any graphics mode results in a black screen.
The Text Mode results in stopping after:

io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)

Yes I have waited here for at least 30mins now with no results.

I also browsed the forums and did not see anything that seemed relevant.

Thank you for your help.

Kaao OUT!!