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Old 03-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Ok, first things first... I am COMPLETELY new to Linux. I started a computer class recently and I started teaching myself PERL. My teacher had mentioned to me that it's far better for some reasons (he did not elaborate) to write code in a Unix system. So I got Ubuntu 10.10. I installed it along side my windows 7.

After I setup my windows (had to reformat the disk) I decided to boot up into Ubuntu to set that up.

I installed the necessary drivers that it required, and the updates. I was asked to restart the system so I did so. (This is where stuff went whack...-.-')

It did not even shut down or restart my system... I waited patiently... 15 minutes...30 minutes... 1 hour... until I finally decided to hit the reset button on my PC. Then when I'd boot back in to Ubuntu afterwards, it would stay at the log in screen and my mouse wouldn't budge and nor is my keyboard recognized by Ubuntu... Im really frustrated and I've been searching for answers for the whooole day and I just can't seem to find something well explained.

Im completely new to Ubuntu so I don't know where to enter any code in a cmd line or such. Im just really stuck and would like some advice.

So my problem, just you guys dont get confused...

1)Reformatted my harddrive to install windows 7 on it
2)Set up windows 7 and then booted into Ubuntu.
3) Set up Ubuntu and installed necessary drivers and updates
4) Reset the computer and waited for an hour for the reset to happen but nothing happened.
5) Manually reset my pc and booted into ubuntu
6) Stuck at log in screen with mouse and keyboard not functioning (unable to use ubuntu).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks -.-'
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Hmmm - more info needed.
- do you get a boot menu ?
- can you boot Win7 ?
- did you repartition the disk as part of the Ubuntu install, or did you install it into the Win7 partition (a wubi install) ?.
- do you still have the Ubuntu disk, and can it be run in liveCD mode (try without updating your system) ?.
Old 03-28-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Yes I do get a boot screen to chose ubuntu or win7
Yes I can get into and use fully win7
I installed ubuntu by USB boot on the same hd as win7 I split the hd in 2, one partition is win7 and the other is ubuntu.
I created a bootable USB with Sardu and put ubuntu on it,
Booted in ubuntu to try it without instalation and then installed it when it was loaded.

I can use the try ubuntu without install from the USB but when I try to log into the installed version it stays at the boot menu with my ID and I can't move my mouse and my keyboard doesn't seem to work. But everything works fine in win7. I even did a memtest and got no errors.


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