I just wanted to tell you, that I had a similar problem as:
Derick Hewetson (reported on: Apr 18, 2007, 01:14:47 PM)
Mailman (reported on: May 19, 2007, 04:30:28 PM)problem:
during installation (way much before the GPL screen appears) the screen goes black.what solved the problem:
at the first selection screen, choose your desired installation type,
press e, go to kernel line,
press e and add xorg=safe to the end of line. Press enter,
then press b to boot into system.
And then the installation continued without major problems
I was using the following version: Pardus-Kurulan-2007.2-RC.iso installation CD
my basic system information: I have also an AMD64
(Sempron 3400+) with an ATI Radeon
I hope this info helps others (like me as I found this by Google search).
And hopefully Pardus developers will address this problem, when more people complain about this.What is very risky here
: people would have right at start a negative experience with this OS and might consider not to continue installation, since there are many other Linux distributions, which work well (e.g. on my system at least two other distros installed without errors and started with no errors)