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Old 06-12-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Boot up problem

Here's my problem.
I have an ASUS laptop that I dual boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.04.

I have recently tried to configure the ATI driver and now I cannot boot into Ubuntu.

I can get command line access and have changed the xorg.conf file to a backup I had prior to trying to configure ATI but after rebooting still the same, it just hangs after I select Ubuntu from the grub menu.

I have a customised menu.lst file which doesn't include an entry for Ubuntu 9.04 Recovery Mode (new to Linix, doh!) so I can't boot into Recovery Mode.

Can anyone post me their entry in their menu.lst for Recovery Mode or suggest any other ways to find a solution?

Old 06-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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title Ubuntu recovery mode

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11 generic root=UUID= ????? ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11 generic
To find the UUID use the command ls-l /dev/disk/by-uuid
Old 06-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for that.

I've updated the menu.lst with the entry for Recovery Mode.

I can boot into it and have chosen two menu items - Repair broken packages and Auto fix graphic problems but it still hangs when I resume normal boot up after doing that.

Any ideas; I'd appreciate it.

Old 09-07-2009, 06:37 AM   #4
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maybe try fscking the disk? Or drop into root shell, and restore the xorg.config file by sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. There seems to be a lot of problems regarding ATI drivers and X congifurations around. What happens when you try to boot not into recovery mode?

Or sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg for an automatic update.

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