This is just sad! I finally get to trying an install on my new hardware for my new core and I don't even get past step 1!
Basically I downloaded the http://linuxmce.iptp.org/release/LinuxMCE-8.10-final.iso
image, verify MD5 checksum and burn image to DVD. Then I boot DVD on my new hardware and get to the Menu screen (Linux MCE, Install Kubuntu, Test CD etc) but whatever option I choose from there, I get the KUBUNTU plus scrolling bar for about 40 secs after which that disappears and the screen goes to sleep.
Have just, this morning, on the same machine, installed Fedora 16 with no issues at all from bootable DVD so the DVD drive seems to be working and no other major issues with hardware.
Where do I start trouble-shooting this?
Firstly, I booted the dvd on my laptop and tried the kubuntu live and it worked fine so the burn appears to be ok. Obviously some combination between this image/ software and my new hardware?
Now I'm busy downloading the latest snapshot LinuxMCE-8.10-25224-i386.iso hoping that will somehow be different. I can also try the internet install method.
Any other suggestions?
Motherboard: FOXCONN H61MX-V DDR3 LGA1155 M
CPU: INTEL CORE I5 2400 3.1GHZ SKT
RAM: 2x KINGSTON DDR3 4GB 1333 DESKTOP
HDD: SEAGATE 2TB SATA 3.0 3.5" 5900
DVD: SONY +/- DVD WRITER 24+R,SATA
EXTRA NIC: ZYXEL PCI GIGABIT ETHERNET CAR
Yes, I know, onboard graphics is not Nvidia... not sure what it is actually or how to find out but the place that built it had some issues putting in the cheaper Nvidia cards. Apparently motherboard threw errors. They reckoned the cheapest that would work was pretty expensive and would require a PSU upgrade. I thought I'd leave that and see if I could just get the install done... after all, this is ultimately supposed to be a headless core. Could the onboard graphics be the problem? Even at this stage of the install? Otherwise, how do I get to the bottom of it?
Any suggestions welcome.