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Old 01-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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kubuntu startup

i am a first time linux user. i just recently installed kubuntu 8.10 on a virus infected machine, i dont know if that will make a difference for this, but it works fine up to the point where i log in.

kubuntu lets me log in, but when it gets to the loading screen, only that hard drive shows up and then it just stops. if anyone knows what could be causing this, a little help would be nice

Old 01-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Install cures all, possibly

More than likely, your installation formatted the disk, and probably removed any viruses that were there. Was this previously a Windows system?

As to your boot up, what does "only that hard drive shows up" mean?

You might have a video problem, and that would require booting into recovery; running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg; taking all default answers; except for resolution, where you might choose some lower settings. It could be the video driver; or you could have a botched install.

Try to look at the installation logs under /var/log. I have forgotten the names of those logs, but they may have install or dpkg in the log file name.

If all else fails, post the logs up on Ubuntu Launchpad --

-- along with an installation bug report.
Old 01-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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seems your not the only one with this isssue...


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