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Trying to re-install Ubuntu 11.10 on an HP Pavilion G6. Screen goes black after the Ubuntu logo shows. How do I get it to install normally?

Installed Ubuntu 11.10 successfully without my wireless device being recognized. Used sudo apt-get update + upgrade commands to attempt to fix this. Computer crashes after upgrade and now it won't finish re-installing Ubuntu. After it shows the first purple screen with the Ubuntu logo, the screen goes black.

Used the Darik's Boot and Nuke CD and then attempted re-installation again, and the black screen problem remains consistent, seemingly no matter what I do. It sounds like it's installing but won't let me see anything or go anywhere.

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apt-get update and apt-get upgrade are not Magic commands that fix everything, they serve two purposes, updating the repositories and upgrading packages, they don't fix anything but and outdated system. Now the proper way to install Ubuntu is to create a LiveCD/USB/DVD and follow the steps on the Installer, when reinstalling you don't need any extra tools other than the same media you used to install. – Uri Herrera Mar 15 '12 at 22:52
Now IIRC the black screen is due to the graphics drivers. Also.. it's Ubuntu 11. 10 not 11.1 – Uri Herrera Mar 15 '12 at 22:53
Have you tried this, after boot keep your finger on the “SHIFT” key till you get the grub menu. Highlight the first entry and replace “quiet splash” with “nomodeset” . Hit CTRL + X to continue booting. Once logged in install the latest Graphics drivers. System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers – LnxSlck Mar 15 '12 at 23:52
well uri herrera 11.10 and 11.1 mean the same thing and I know the upgrade doesn't fix everything, I just thought they might've updated the system to read some certain device thanks for the help, i know how to install an operating system I work at a tech collective – Josh Towers Mar 16 '12 at 1:59
and lnxslck thanks alot ill try that – Josh Towers Mar 16 '12 at 2:00

So I figured it out. I changed it to nomodeset but I had to get there differently. There was no grub menu showing up for some reason. So when the ubuntu screen showed up before the black screen, I hit F6 and went to other options and changed it to nomodeset, then I installed and it works great now.

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