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Old 11-21-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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ubuntu booting problem

So I figured I would try the new ubuntu cd on my laptop. I ran through the install same old same old but when I reboot and boot into it I am given a black screen. Nothing else. I cant ctrl alt del or ctrl alt backspace and even if I wait 10-15 minutes its still nothing. I have successfully set it up on another computer this one being a tower. So whats going on? I had the version before this one and that one worked no problem. Any ideas?
Old 11-21-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Which Ubuntu?

Which version of Ubuntu did you install?

What kind of install disk did you use, live for example?

What else is on the laptop? That is, is this a dual-boot?

Do you see the grub boot screen?

Offhand, this sounds like video drivers, but I've only seen that trying to run the install of a 6.06 live CD. I had to run Ubuntu in safe mode to run the install. I have an Acer Travelmate 630.

You may have to boot into init level 1 and poke around with help from someone who knows far more than I about rescuing and hardware.


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