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Old 09-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.10 black screen and blinking cursor !

I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 for like 2 months ...
It was installed correctly ...
but suddenly it has started showing a black screen and blinking cursor on top left of the screen !

The GRUB menu is shown and I select Ubuntu in it .. !

I searched through the net ... many have said to press 'e' in the GRUB menu and change "quiet splash" to "nomodeset", but that is also not helping !

How to solve this problem 'cause I don't want to lose any data ???

Please help !
Old 09-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Try booting form an older kernel if you have updated the kernel package recently. I think ubuntu keeps the previous kernel installed, and should be under the grub menu.


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