Bad graphic echos, Graphics card not detected Tried to upgrade from Mint 10, fresh install

Asked by James Belk on 2012-08-13

Screen shows multple echos going left to right. Have to guess where to put mouse. I can't complete install. Can't find menus

The whole thing is useless.

Can't find out how to select a low rez option to to then be able to finish install and load right driver.

This is on a Compaq laptop I was running Mint 10 for a long time with no issues. Has an AMD X2 64 bit cpu
and a NVIDia graphics card.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Mint isn't supported here. Mint has it's own support which is completely separate to Ubuntu's. I suggest you post here:

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James Belk (kniteman) said :

I said that I previously had MINT installed I am NOT an idiot. If a had problem with Mint I would be at its forum. I did not think I had to spell that out.

I posted my problem in this forum because I downloaded the newest version of both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu off of this website and tried installing both and had the same problem with both versions.

I then posted my question here on the Ubuntu site hoping for help about installing and configuring the newest version I downloaded from this site. This? Has nothing to do with Mint it was mentioned to show Linux was installed before

So can I have some help with my graphics being messed up when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 del'd off this site

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said :

By sheer chance, is it possbile you have an onboard nVidia GForce 8200 graphic chip?
A friend had a simplar problem.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Then you will need to delete the Mint partitions and install to the new free space. If you have an Nvidia GPU you may need the boot option:


We get a LOT of Mint user's thinking they are supported here because their OS is 'based on' Ubuntu, If you are looking to replace the Mint OS then why mention it?Its irrelevant as it will be removed. It could be Windows or FreeBSDand it wouldn't make any difference too.

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