It sounds like an Acer.
in the command line and press the brightness up key until the screen shows up.
Also, some people with intel graphics have reported success using the following command-line option at startup as well:
Alternatively, you could press CTRL + ALT + F2 when you get the black screen and then, blindly type the following command and press enter:
setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=00
After installation when you get the grub menu, press E to edit and add the option
Click here for more info on how to make those changes persistent.
Please let me know if you're not using an Acer and if this doesn't apply to you and I'll delete the post. It would help to know the make and model of the laptop to accurately troubleshoot the issue.