LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 07-04-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unable to boot UBUNTU 7.10


In the GRUB Boot Menu I select Windows and Windows boots and runs normal. When I select UBUNTU, the next Screen tells me
"Start Loading, Please wait" and than the Screen stays black.
I am a total Newbie to LINUX and have not very much experience with Windows. My System is as follows:
Motherboard= Gigabyte M61SME-S2, CPU= AMD Athlon Dual Core 6000+, RAM= 2GB, Graphics Card= ATI Radeon HD3870,
Hard Drive1= WD2500JS 250GB running Windows XP/SP2, Hard Drive2= ST325031 250GB UBUNTU installed, Monitor= ViewSonic
Native Res. 1680x1050, used Res. 1280x1024.
Can anyone please help me?
 
Old 07-04-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
Larry Webb
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Beach, Texas
Distribution: Suse for mail +
Posts: 5,100
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
Did you install ubuntu and did it work after install? Did you swap or change boot order in the bios?

Last edited by Larry Webb; 07-04-2008 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 03:34 AM   #3
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Webb View Post
Did you install ubuntu and did it work after install? Did you swap or change boot order in the bios?
Hi Larry, thanks for your Reply. Sorry to answer so late but I have been ill and still not 100%.
Yes I installed UBUNTU and I did not change anything at all. The first boot into UBUNTU after Installation gave me a Screen
in all Colors of the Rainbow, I restarted the PC and than the Screen stays black.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 06:51 AM   #4
Larry Webb
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Beach, Texas
Distribution: Suse for mail +
Posts: 5,100
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
I hope you are feeling better, I will have to let someone else help you from here. I do not have a set laying around with anything close to your video card. I read some articles and this seems to be a problem with your version of ubuntu and your video card. There were a couple of work arounds but none seemed to be a solution. They do not seem to have a decent driver for your video card. Here are some articles you may read

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...tu&btnG=Search
 
Old 07-07-2008, 07:28 AM   #5
Jessica_Lily
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: Manchester
Distribution: Fedora 18
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
i think its your graphic's you need to boot the live CD of ubuntu and mount it, im not sure but i think the command in the live cd is something like:

sudo mount -t /dev/sda1 /mnt/ubuntu (or where you wish to mount it)

then once you finally have manage to mount it using my vage insructions try configuring xorg (dont forget to sudo for that ether)

configure your graphics for your main system then it should work, failing that check the file using gedit or nano or something (your prefrance) the file path is /boot/grub/menu.lst (or .list) im not sure try one and if its not it will be the other.

maybe you should wait until some one a bit more compitant clarifie's what ive just said

thanks
good luck !
hope you like linux
 
Old 07-08-2008, 03:07 AM   #6
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Webb View Post
I hope you are feeling better, I will have to let someone else help you from here. I do not have a set laying around with anything close to your video card. I read some articles and this seems to be a problem with your version of ubuntu and your video card. There were a couple of work arounds but none seemed to be a solution. They do not seem to have a decent driver for your video card. Here are some articles you may read

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...tu&btnG=Search
Thanks for your Advice, I give it a go, I let you know if I find a Solution.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 03:10 AM   #7
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by megworld View Post
i think its your graphic's you need to boot the live CD of ubuntu and mount it, im not sure but i think the command in the live cd is something like:

sudo mount -t /dev/sda1 /mnt/ubuntu (or where you wish to mount it)

then once you finally have manage to mount it using my vage insructions try configuring xorg (dont forget to sudo for that ether)

configure your graphics for your main system then it should work, failing that check the file using gedit or nano or something (your prefrance) the file path is /boot/grub/menu.lst (or .list) im not sure try one and if its not it will be the other.

maybe you should wait until some one a bit more compitant clarifie's what ive just said

thanks
good luck !
hope you like linux
Thanks for your Reply, I will give it a Try, I let you know if it works.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 04:31 AM   #8
Jessica_Lily
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: Manchester
Distribution: Fedora 18
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
sorry if it gose wrong it shouldnt damage your system if i told you wrongly it just wont work, i had to do something simlar but it was about a year ago so im a bit unsure of the commands i used.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 05:15 AM   #9
thefamousnomo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
did you install from the live-cd? if so, i would guess that default video settings are going to work for your hardware, as it must have booted into a desktop enviroment that was functional enough for you to install the distro.

can you boot into any live distro (puppy is good for this sort of thing) and post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.lst for futher troubleshooting

cheers
 
Old 07-10-2008, 05:58 AM   #10
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefamousnomo View Post
did you install from the live-cd? if so, i would guess that default video settings are going to work for your hardware, as it must have booted into a desktop enviroment that was functional enough for you to install the distro.

can you boot into any live distro (puppy is good for this sort of thing) and post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.lst for futher troubleshooting

cheers
Yes I installed from a life CD, but to boot into it I had to do it in Graphics Safe Mode. The Installation itself had to be done in
No Graphics Mode.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
thefamousnomo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
sorry for delay, been away!

i have to concur, sounds like graphics issues.

nightmare d00d!
 
Old 07-17-2008, 03:47 AM   #12
klafilin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks to all the Guys who have been trying to help me. I solved my Problem ! I purchased a Live CD UBUNTU 8.04 and installed from the new CD and BINGO it all works
perfectly. I suspect there was something wrong with my UBUNTU 7.10 CD , or in UBUNTU 8.04 is better Support for my Graphics Card.
Thanks again.
 
  


Reply

Tags
ubuntu710


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unable to boot Ubuntu kramer2718 Linux - General 10 05-29-2008 01:45 AM
toshiba satellite unable to boot ubuntu 7.04 live cd 1dude1 Linux - Software 2 08-21-2007 05:19 PM
Changing default boot OS back to Ubuntu without being able to boot Ubuntu revenge02 Linux - Newbie 5 04-16-2007 08:37 PM
Unable To Boot To Fedora When Grub Installed in /boot Partition FedoraNewbie Linux - Newbie 4 09-26-2006 03:46 AM
filesystem error unable to boot, how to restore the boot nesargha Linux - Hardware 6 06-14-2006 02:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration