After downloading Bodhi to USB using Unetbootin, I managed to complete the Bodhi installation process on my Asus netbook. However after rebooting I am now greeting by a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. I am unable to reload Windows either so the netbook is currently unusable.
Thanks for your reply Graeme. You are going to wish you never replied though, as I really am a complete novice, sorry! Yes I installed it alongside Windows. I have now tried to boot back into Bodhi using the USB (after selecting “nomodeset - boot Live in ATI safe graphics mode” but it stalls on a white screen after the bodhi splash screen.
if so try “boot Live in ATI safe graphics mode” and if you boot into a desktop open the terminal, (In Bodhi i think it’s called terminology but I’m not sure how to do that exactly in Bodhi it’s a while since I used it) but if you can’t find it in the menu try (Ctrl+Alt+t) then copy and paste
at the command prompt then press enter , you should then be given an output, highlight that input, then right click and copy, then paste the contents here
If you have any problems doing that stop and report back here
Okay I've managed to get to the Bodhi installation page
I’m not sure what you mean by “Installation page”, have you booted into the Bodhi desktop ?
If you are in the desktop right click anywhere on the screen and you should be presented with a drop down menu somewhere in the menu there should be an application called Terminology thats the terminal
Sorry I’m bein a bit vague but Bodhi is quite a unique distro which is why I’m struggling a bit to explain exactly what to do
And in answer to your previous question there were other boot options available but they each ended up with a hanging white screen. The only option that led to the Bodhi start page was nomodeset, after deleting the quiet splash section of the code. This I found out from looking online
Booting from Live USB. I am not sure what the 320GB drive is to be honest! I’ve probably done a step wrong somewhere, the whole installation process has been a nightmare. It’s okay if you want to give up, I will understand! Perhaps I just need to go through the nomodeset up process via the Boot menu each time I switch the netbook on
a) Bodhi got installed to your SDcard
b) it’s wiped your hard drive and creaated a single Linux partition there … so unless Windows was installed on the SDcard (and I doubt it) Windows is now gone.
I’d suggest you try installing Bodhi again … but this time without the SDcard inserted.