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I have yet another problem with ubuntu .
I closed my laptop screen and afterwards the computer wouldn't come out of its hibernation, so I forced him to shut down.
Now, when I start the computer, grub loads, and then there's a ubuntu logo and then some lines appear ("fsck from..." (no time to read)) and then after one second or so, the screen becomes black, with only two '_' in the top center of the screen. Nothing happens next. To shut it down, I don't need to press the power button for 5 seconds : 1 time is enough.
What can I do ?
I don't have a live cd. When I use the recovery shell, there are many lines that don't stop coming, and I cannot do anything except force him to shut down.
Can someone give me a step by step walkthrough please ?
I'm a newbie I don't know what to do.
When I use the recovery shell, there are many lines that don't stop coming, and I cannot do anything except force him to shut down.
... Because your installation is broken (you probably powered it down badly, the filesystem is corrupted, so it will not work even in "recovery mode").
I don't have a live cd.
Then download and burn one (on a different computer, if necessary).
You need a "live CD distro" to hand, in case of future problems. My knoppix CD from years ago (?2006) still rescues me from problems.
Otherwise, download and burn the current 'buntu, it'll run from "live CD" - and it will not use your HDD unless asked to do so. So you can probably use it to correct the fault(s) on your current installation.
Download a "live CD", burn it, boot from it, and we'll probably be able to help you.
I don't have any CDs at home to download a live CD. I don't use CDs. I only have usb keys and hard drives, they're cheaper. What can I do except downloading a live CD?
The second OS (windows) works just fine.
Seems you're having quite some bad luck with your Ubuntu, isn't it? Just like tredegar said, if your system is that broken that you cannot even enter in recovery mode then there's no other option to follow the advice that evo2 posted. Download an image of Ubuntu LiveCD and use a tool like unetbootin to install it on a USB stick. Next boot from that USB stick and follow the procedure tredegar pointed out.
I'm sorry, you're right I wasn't clear enough.
What I meant is that I borrowed a cd, but that's it. I didn't do anything else. The cd is clean. There's no knoppix or 'buntus or whatever else in it.
It's a DVD+RW.