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Old 01-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Server Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu v8.1 Server. I've been following instructions that I have found online but I am still unable to install. It seems to complete the installation process and goes to reboot. When it comes back up I get a black screen with a single blinking cursor. I am unable to type anything. This is a brand new server with Raid 1+0 on SATA drives. I used the recommended partitions and did not use Software Raid. Any ideas... ?
Old 01-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Does it appear to be booting up - do you see console messages before the screen goes dark? Maybe a video card issue? Is it failing after starting gdm?

If you have a LiveCD, you could boot up and see if there is anything in the log files to give you a clue.
Old 01-22-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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All I get when it boots up, before it goes black, is 'Checking NVRAM...'

I am a complete newbie with linux... but I will try the LiveCD
Old 01-22-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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Go into BIOS and change the stop on memory errors to off or disabled. There may be a problem with your memory compatibility.



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