I have been happily using PCLinuxOS on netbooks, but I just bought the Lenovo G770 laptop, and cannot get a successful installation.
If I use the Phinx cd which has successfully installed on 2 netbooks, then the process stops just before the screen asking about partitions appears. The screen goes black, the cursor is nowhere to be seen and all cd activity ceases.
Phoenix livecd works, wifi, everything functions, big screen looks great. Then I install to hard disk and things go wrong.
When I boot up, everything seems fine, log in, and then the video display is all wrong. Less than half the screen is used horizontally and the colors are messed up, leaving the desktop virtually unreadable, unusable. I finally, by hit and miss, got to display settings where it says that 1600 by 900 setting is already in place. However, that is not true.
What can I do? I am desperate.
By the way, I tried an old livecd of another distro. It worked and displays at proper resolution, so it does not seem to be the computer's fault. Any suggestions?