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Old 01-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 and screen goes blank?


Hi everyone,

I have an HP 6715b laptop on which I had Ubuntu 10.04 running. At some stage, I upgraded o 10.10. I hen later tried upgrading to 11.04 and 11.10, but after installation my machine would not boot at all.

I then re-installed 10.04 and updated it to 10.10 using the Update Manager as discussed here: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server

Problem is, after the upgrade, I restarted the laptop and all I get is a blank screen. No cursor at all, nothing. Does anyone know why I could run 10.10 earlier, but now I cannot use it when I upgrade from 10.04 using the Update Manager?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Can you still get it to boot with a live 11.04 or 11.10 disk? It seems you messed up grub. It might be helpful to look at what kernels do you have in /boot, and eventually reinstall grub. A clean install may be a good idea, depending on how your hard disk is partitioned.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Can you still get it to boot with a live 11.04 or 11.10 disk? It seems you messed up grub. It might be helpful to look at what kernels do you have in /boot, and eventually reinstall grub. A clean install may be a good idea, depending on how your hard disk is partitioned.
Sorry to jump in without bringing any help, but I'm wondering if this is related to my own problem (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...g-boot-925494/)

otoomet, do you think grub could be the problem in my case too?
 
Old 01-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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I saw a similar failure when I tried to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 on HP 6700 and had to do a clean install. If in a case you have to reinstall the OS, make sure to create separate partitions, 'atleast' for /, /usr, /home, and /usr/local or /opt. Look up for linux partitions for more help. This way, even if you do want to update your distro, you can keep all you settings (most rather).
 
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When you see Grub boot into recovery mode then failsafeX and see what happens.
 
  


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