Just for the record, it occurred to me that the dedcated graphics card in the Sony 'S' series computers might be involved in this problem, especially since the error message refers to a failure to detect the graphic output mode. BleepyE, Sorry for the delay was on vacation for a couple days. Chris Jean, Many thanks for posting this article! You could require a registered system complete with the serial information of the system in order to authenticate the download. I couldn't make entries from the keyboard at the cursor. I am in the process of trying to use a download from Acronis tech support to burn a new Recovery Disk that they think may overcome the problem.
You need to hold down the Assist key and then turn on your laptop, after few min it will take you to the Vaio Assist menu and then you can easily choose the Bios optoin by pressing the F2 button. I am going to try that now. You may need to enter the bios of the laptop. I did this, but it seems that even the recovery partition was hosed. Depending on the laptop you may also have limited bios options.
And the presence of two graphic processors might be part of the problem with ati being able to address the the cpu. Nice to know they make it do something diff. . There is a caution that if it is not set correctly it will not boot into Windows. From here, follow the instructions to accomplish what you want. The only way to proceed from there is to remove the Recovery Disk and press 'c', whereupon it goes into a normal Windows boot up. You may need to enter the bios of the laptop.
I know this thread is long dead, but just hoping someone might stumble across it again and offer some advice. The first option to look for is Enable detection of usb legacy device, make sure it is set to enabled. If you need to set smth else in boot order then you are going to do smth not usual. As a test can you boot to the disk on another system? Hope it helps you anyway, and your welcome. The next step I guess is to go back to Acronis tech support and see if they have any other ideas. Nothing in the manual, this is just from trying to go through the steps up to the final Proceed. I was able to set up my boot sequence.
I have the same issue and it works for me. Who knows, it's mostly guesswork. Hope it helps you anyway, and your welcome. If I selected the while disk all at once, then only two of the two of the destination locations were selectable two were greyed out. I tried both switch positions.
Power your computer back on, and press F11 repeatedly as it boots up. You should then be able to boot from the usb flash drive and begin the install of linux on the Vaio laptop Souflex. Check our and Handbooks and for help on managing your account, products and support. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Please send your comments, suggestions, or concerns to or submit your feedback.
Providing you have used something like Rufus to create a boot able usb partition on the usb flash drive via a image file. Depending on the laptop you may also have limited bios options. On turn on there is a Vaio logo and then a black screen with a blinking underscore and then then Windows Vista loads. It worked like medicine Thanks pal It may please you to know that Sony has changed the boot order on at least some of its laptops to optical, hard, removable drives now. I agree the boot sequence, on the sony vaio is bad. Change your drive boot orders around until the system boots properly. I would suggesting repeatedly pressing F1 from the moment you press the power button until you get the blinking underscore.
After you verify it does have a dvd can you double check the model for me, I was only able to find vgn-nr380 and nr385, and none of them had a M on Sony's site. However, it made no difference. Just follow the wizard as what you want to do. You should then be able to boot from the usb flash drive and begin the install of linux on the Vaio laptop Souflex. Please see first from our Knowledge Base, that may be helpful for boot issues with graphic problems. Hello Everyone, Thank you for your posts. If you read my post, I indicated that the recovery partition was also damaged.
If you only have one partitions for the whole hard disk, ati apparently takes care of creating the partition, but otherwise , you have to do it manually first and then manually map from source to target. Now on the point of infections, I can agree about the boot ordering. There seemed to be a detectable difference in colors and the saturation of colors and I think the resolution was slightly different. Please let us know how this works on yours. Any idea how much web searching it took me to find this article? The problem your are having now still points to a compatiblity problem with your graphics card s not being correctly identified or supported on the recovery disk. I would really like to here about your results, and methods you followed. However, no opportunity to make any entry appears.
Did not want to insult anyone but had to use these words to put back someone to a realistic life. Save the new changes made in the bios before you exit it. First of all install your new os into another hd as soon as u finish go to sony support and then get the updates + dll tools. Better to know that know and revise the recorded steps accordingly than deal with it while pressed by the urgency of a need to restore. Save the new changes made in the bios before you exit it. This article has also been viewed 12,823 times.