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How to boot the Android-x86 Live-CD when you have problems with your graphiccard


When you start the Live-CD and see the menu with the different boot
options, hit the <tab> key to see the boot prompt.

Now you should see something like:

kernel initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0
androidboot_hardware=generic_x86 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode video=-16
quiet SRC= DATA= DPI=240

You can edit this line. When you're finished, hit <enter> to boot the system.

I suggest you to remove the word "quiet" to see the kernel messages.
Now the kernel should tell you what he does.

The parameter "nomodeset" disables "the kernel mode setting" (tells
the kernel to not set the graphic resolution, let X do that instead).

The parameter "xforcevesa" enforces to use the VESA driver for X.

I would play with both parameters:

* Booting with parameter "nomodeset"
* Booting with parameter "xforcevesa"
* Booting with parameter "nomodeset xforcevesa"