/////I am having the problem where the kernal loads, the screen refreshed about 5 times, then it enters the command line./////
Do you mean you originally use "graphic" to log on? But it is strange. My knowledge tells me the X-Windows would start on a separate free tty, after starting the default console mode (hope someone to confirm this). But you said that the screen refreshed "where the Kernel load", probably it is not caused by X-Windows. Can you restart the computer again and tell on which step the screen starts refreshing (flickering)? I am also a newb but I believe this information would be helpful to other "oldbs
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