After spending countless hours (patience running), I am now at a loss.
I freshly wubi installed 11.10, optimized it with almost everything running perfectly. Did several reboots, in between Windows and Ubuntu. Today, it won't boot into Ubuntu and the splash page doesn't pop up.
Background: Samsung Series 7, i7 and ATI 6750m card. I installed the prop/ATI drivers for the video card manually, so fglrx is there. Not open-source drivers.
will get into grub by holding shift
the kernel that I upgraded to 3.2.2ish? won't boot past 'loading initial ramdisk...'
when I try older kernels (3.2.0-generic-.12 or something like that, default kernel), the whole thing just hangs and becomes unresponsive. Nothing works, no keyboard, fan turns off, can't power off with the button, and r e s i u o doesn't work. I just have to let the battery run down (battery is behind screws) and cross my fingers that the cpu doesn't melt into a $1300 brick.
I want to say it's related to hybrid graphics, but I honestly have no clue what's going on. I am entirely frustrated, after 4 reinstall attempts and thinking it was finally working right.
I'm a relative linux newbie, so I don't know what to do in grub to trouble shoot. Is there anything I can do in grub to make sure it's not a driver issue. Is it a driver issue? Someone please, desperately, help me, before I punt kick this thing back to the Microsoft store.