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Old 06-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Ubuntu failing to load after splash?

I've had linux ubuntu on my old pc a day now and when i went to turn it on today It loaded the spalsh screen, loaded all the bar and now has just gone to a black screen.... I can see and move the cursor, but nothing can be done. Can anyone help me here. Or do i have to suffer a whole new install? Thanks
Old 06-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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Boot it without the options 'quiet' and 'splash'

Press e to edit in grub (the edit will be temporary ... for the session)

Post relevant messages

What happens in rescue mode?

you can log in directly as root and

#apt-get check

#apt-get update
#apt-get upgrade
Old 06-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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Well i've only used linux once when it ran so i have no idea about any of linux. Ill e when the pc loads. And i went to rescue mode and it ran in like a dos screen and asked for password and username so i typed them in then it argued that they were wrong.... I'll have a fiddle again in a few minutes
Old 06-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #4
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No recovery mode didn't work i did a compleate hardware check, from the pc and from inside. Looks like a re-install is needed :/


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