New (2013.04) install on old brick.
It has a
NVIDIA Corporation NV11 DDR [Geforce2 MX200] (rev b2)
No way to startup with tricks like vesa, framebuff or whatsoever.
Even switching to the vesa or nv driver and restarting xserver, no go, it just want to reboot, and thats of no help with a LiveCD/DVD/USB.
Found the next solution, replaced the Nvidia by another ancient ATI Radeon 128 and installed the system.
Now I changed the ATI for the NVIDIA card and could check the so called factory(nogo), nouveau(nogo) and xorg-nv(yes-succes) drivers.
I think the system checking from the LiveIso for the MX200 is wrong. Nouveau is no longer supporting this old card and the default should be xorg-nv. If possible you could check for nouveau or binairy blob later from the installed system.