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I have the same problem with my Toshiba 655D-S5518. Try booting into windows and do a restart, then select PClinux OS. Mine works great if I do a warm reboot. Locks up if I start from a cold boot. I have a post in laptop hardware..
Thanks everyone for your input. I have noticed that a cold boot into Linux is a no go, however as many have stated booting into win 7 first then into Linux is not a prob. I am very curios as to why this occurs.
captainsarcastic,sorry for the late reply I work full time and go to school full time add to that a wife and a kid and you get busy. I have not tried your suggestion about grub but I will this weekend and I will let you know how it went. Regardless of the outcome thanks for the suggestion.
thanks to all who gave input. Followed CapitanSarcastics advice regarding change in bios to boot from network works great.