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Ubuntu 14.04 & AMD FirePro™ 2270

Sir/Madam

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my desktop.

My desktop contains an AMD FirePro™ 2270

I have Scientific Linux 6.5 working on this machine no problems

My usb install sticks works
When I boot to it and test Ubuntu 14.04 it works ok

However after the install (on which no errors are reported)

I select Ubuntu 14.04
It says
Loading initial RAM disk

then the machine goes blank

I did find this

<a href="http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Latest-LINUX-Beta-Driver.aspx" title="http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Latest-LINUX-Beta-Driver.aspx">http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Latest-LINUX-Beta-Driver....</a>

Out of which you get this

<a href="http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Catalyst-Linux-Installer-" title="http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Catalyst-Linux-Installer-">http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Catalyst-Linux-Installer-</a>
Notes.aspx

I have downloaded this software but I can never get to a terminal window
to actually install it

Any advice help about how to resolve this, would be sincerely appreciated

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely

Ian Taylor
University of St.Andrews,
School of Physics & Astronomy,
North Haugh,
St.Andrews,
Fife KY16 9SS,
Scotland.

e-Mail :- <a href="mailto:iat@st-and.ac.uk">iat@st-and.ac.uk</a>
Tel :- (0)1334-463141
Fax :- (0)1334-463104

The University of St Andrews
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Comments

Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & AMD FirePro™ 2270

By Colin Law at 11/04/2014 - 12:53

On 4 November 2014 16:39, Ian A Taylor <iat@st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:
Did you run the image test? Boot into the stick and hit a key when it
shows the keyboard icon at the bottom and select the test image or
test files or something similar. Can't remember what it is says
exactly. Probably it will be ok since it installed, but worth
checking.

Colin

Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & AMD FirePro™ 2270

By Pete Smout at 11/04/2014 - 14:50

On Nov 4, 2014 4:54 PM, "Colin Law" < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
In my capacity of minister for stateing the obvious, have you tried
-ctrl-alt-F1 whilst the screen is blank? This should drop you to a shell
(full screen terminal)

Also try hitting escape whilst it's booting to see the text boot log and
note any errors!

Pete S

Minister for stating the bleeding obvious ;D