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Old 09-19-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question Blank screen with curser after power interruption during 14.04 install.


Hi all. I have a 32bit generic computer that was running XP.I downloaded and burned my 14.04 iso onto a disk.The boot went normally I began the installation process and was about 45percent done when the computer lost power. As it reboots I get the grub loader and when I choose and option I get a black screen with a cursor.Cannot restart disk. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restart or continue the installation process?
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hi:

I'm not an expert on what to try after a power outage:-

From what you have said it sounds like the bootloader was not finished installing when you lost power-

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I downloaded and burned my 14.04 iso onto a disk
-::-Do you mean Ubuntu 14.04?

***Turn the computer on and put the CD/DVD back in the drive and close it than hold the power button down until the pc turns off*** Wait 30 seconds to a minute and reboot***

If you have already set (in the BIOS) the system to boot to the CDROM drive first before booting to the hard drive the Linux CD should boot up again for you and you should be able to re-install.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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If you get the grub rescue prompt at the prompt type:grub-install and hit Enter:-
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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Thanks----

That worked and restarted the installation!!
 
Old 09-20-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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That worked and restarted the installation!!


Glad to hear the good news.

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