this is kind of ironic because i recently bought my wife a hp mini with a broken screen
. the install was done on an external monitor and things went well
. we did finally get a new screen for it and the same problem happened
. well knowing i had done the install from the external monitor and maybe a little coaxing was needed
this is what i did: do a complete install using the external monitor, then during startup stop the boot countdown and select boot options (f3 i believe) select default and type in the word single at the end of the boot string. hit enter and you will be in single user mode. type in pcc, enter to get to the controll center and select the video driver, screen resolution (remember the mini comes with 2 different res screens 1024x600 and 1366x768 i think so find out which one you have) but be sure to select generic flat panel with the proper res. it appeared to me that the screen was being reported as some weird vendor etc and that was the problem. all is good on the wife's hp mini now.