memtest86+ and CD boot menu
Won't boot the live image. When it switches from Plymouth to GUI, THE screen flushes to white and CD activity eventually stops.
Tried safe mode and setting boot arguments like vga=791, no change. Live CD works in other machines.
Uninstalled Plymouth, same behavior.
Tried Radeon 7500 AGP card and it boots to GUI but only in 4-bit color mode at 800x600 resolution.
This partucular 450ROG has the Radeon 9000 AGP 4x, 250/220 MHz, 64 MB DDR VRAM.
CPU is Pentium M "Banias". BIOS version 40.01.04.