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Old 03-19-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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hellow, I am a newbie. I had xp sp3 installed on my system celeron 2.0 ghz.and two hard disks.I had installed succesfully ubuntu on other disk. after restart I can see dual boot menu. one xp professionl and other ubuntu. I clicked on the ubuntu but after logging only a cursur blinks on a blank screen. I can see the choice menu "normal","verbose" etc but when I started in normal mode, a blank screen appears and a cursor blinks. what is wrong with this?. plz help

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Old 03-19-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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What "normal/verbose" menu?
 
Old 03-20-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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What "normal/verbose" menu?
Hi, Thanks for the reply. Microsoft XP Professional is on drive D disk 1
Ubuntu on drive C disk 2
I installed sucsessfully Ubuntu. when I restarted my PC the Boot Menu is
Microsoft XP Professional
Ubuntu
I pressed Enter on Ubuntu then a menu appeard
GNU GRUB Version 1.97 Beta

Normal mode
Safe grafic mode
ACPI workarounds
Verbose mode
Demo mode

I selected the normal mode.
only cursor blinks
When verbose mode and Demo modes are selected, after a long list of files
in the last it says
BusyBox v1.13.3
(initramfs)- and the cursor blinks continuesly. no further action.

What to do sir
Plz reply............
 
Old 03-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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Did you do a standard install ?
Or do you use wubi .
I assume we are talking about Ubuntu 9.10
 
Old 03-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #5
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Did you do a standard install ?
Or do you use wubi .
I assume we are talking about Ubuntu 9.10
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, we are talking about Ubuntu 9.10.
I downloaded the free Ubuntu 9.10 from the net. after that I installed from wubi. during it downloaded more files from the net.and after the installation completed , I restarted and from the boot menu I selected the Ubuntu.

and only the cursor blinks. plz help
 
Old 03-21-2010, 05:36 AM   #6
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wubi? ...

Try running CHKDSK from Windows XP, and then Shut Down cleanly and see if the problem persists.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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did u check booting in safe graphic mode.I think it will work
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:52 AM   #8
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did u check booting in safe graphic mode.I think it will work
Thanks for the reply. Yes I checked all the booting options but it did not work;;

what may be the problem . Plz help. OR I have to download some other version of Linux to work on my system.
 
Old 03-22-2010, 09:49 AM   #9
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You install it using wubi .
Meaning you run UBUNTU within windows.
What if you just download UBUNTU and burn it as a iso file
One of the options presented to you try UBUNTU without installing
You can find out if UBUNTU will run on you're system.
If it will run on you system you have two options :
1) Install UBUNTU on the second drive anD GRUB in MBR of WINDOWS drive
2) Second install UBUNTU on the second drive and GRUB on the second drive .
This option only make sense if you can boot from the second drive.
If you you go fore this option during install this drive should the first boot HD
You can check in you BIOS if you can change the boot priority of the HD's
 
Old 03-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #10
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can you go to single user mode from grub??u tried it??after going to single user mode run "init 5" command.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 12:35 PM   #11
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You install it using wubi .
Meaning you run UBUNTU within windows.
What if you just download UBUNTU and burn it as a iso file
One of the options presented to you try UBUNTU without installing
You can find out if UBUNTU will run on you're system.
If it will run on you system you have two options :
1) Install UBUNTU on the second drive anD GRUB in MBR of WINDOWS drive
2) Second install UBUNTU on the second drive and GRUB on the second drive .
This option only make sense if you can boot from the second drive.
If you you go fore this option during install this drive should the first boot HD
You can check in you BIOS if you can change the boot priority of the HD's
Hi. Thanks for the reply. I downloaded .iso file and burn it on a cd . system boots and Ubuntu logo appeared.then the follwing massage came

ACPI : Aborted because junk in compressed archive
crc error
kernel panic - not syncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (104,1)

Plz reply. Thanks
 
Old 03-23-2010, 01:47 PM   #12
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Before burning did you perform a md5 or sha256 check to be sure that the file that you download is intact
One of te option on the live cds is CHECK FOR BROKEN CDS or something like that .
Did you perform the test ?
If you did all the test and you have still a problem post again.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 03:04 AM   #13
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Hi all,

Give up 9.10 ubuntu and tried 8.10. during installing it stopped. 'sbin/mod probe failed'

What is the cause. Plz ans.
Thanks
 
Old 04-14-2010, 03:08 AM   #14
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Before burning did you perform a md5 or sha256 check to be sure that the file that you download is intact
One of te option on the live cds is CHECK FOR BROKEN CDS or something like that .
Did you perform the test ?
If you did all the test and you have still a problem post again.
How to check from md5 ir sga256..............?

plz explain.

Thanks
 
  


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