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Hello. I'm running a dual-boot with linux mint and Windows. I have an E-machines desktop with :
760 GB Hard Drive
NVidia GeForce Graphics card 6150se Integrated
AMD Athalon II X2 235e dual-core processor
My problem is getting my grub to boot into Linux Mint, and the problem may lie with my graphics card. Whenever I install the linux mint for the first time, I am prompted to activate my proprietary NVidia graphics driver, which I do. Then I am asked to reboot. Upon reboot, the system gets to the grub menu, accepts my selection to boot linux mint, then the "progress dots" appear on the screen. After about 8 seconds, the screen switches into command prompt mode. I never get to the graphical sign-on screen. All I get is the console sign-on prompts. From there my only option seems to be to reboot. (sudu reboot). After which, of course, I am forced to go into Windows vs. Linux to avoid the problem. Once Windows has loaded up, I do a restart and go back into Linux Mint . Finally, I get to the Linux sign-on graphical screen.
To summarize, i cannot restart linux mint without getting stuck staring at a console screen. I can get back into linux mint if i use the command 'sudo reboot', and, from the grub menu, choosing to go into Windows. From Windows, I then do a restart and end up back at the grub screen again, but this time when I select linux mint, things work and I am given the sign-on gui.
If I choose to not install the graphics driver (and put up with the annoying reminder to activate one), the system dual boots without a problem.
I was able to create the file /boot/grub/menu.lst with gedit and inserted the command
But there was no change -- I still upon a hard reboot get kicked out to the terminal screen. I did find out, however, that I can run the command "sudo gdm" which allows me to log in and get to the desktop. I sure would like to know if there's a way around having to do this every time I boot up.