I installed ubuntu from wubi using a live cd but when i booted i just got a black screen so i followed the instructions from this forum http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10089820&postcount=8 which successfully completed the ubuntu installation but now when i boot ubuntu i just get a command prompt. when i type in startx it comes up with an error. I am told i need to install graphics drivers, how do i do this? Thanks in advance Ryan
(If you installed from Wubi and need to start recovery mode with nomodeset this could do the trick: To make ubuntu boot with 'nomodeset' all the time you have to edit a wubi file inside Windows. In Windows open the file '\ubuntu\install\wubildr-disk.cfg' in WordPad It'll look like this: loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk set root=(loop0) search --set=diskroot -f -n /ubuntu/disks/root.disk probe --set=diskuuid -u $diskroot linux /vmlinuz root=UUID=$diskuuid loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk preseed/file=/ubuntu/install/preseed.cfg wubi-diskimage ro quiet splash initrd /initrd.img boot On the line that starts with 'linux /vmlinuz root=UUID=$diskuuid....' you have to add nomodeset after 'quiet splash'. Save this file and reboot. )
Boot into Recovery mode, select option 'remount'. Drop into a root shell with network access (the 'netroot' option)
From the command line interface please type the following commands to install the newest amd driver:
(Just to make sure you are logged in as user not as root)
This is just to make sure nothing you did prior to this walkthrough will corrupt the outcome.
The installer will guide you through the installation, after it's done type:
Your system should now boot up fine with a graphical interface
You can install the graphics drivers for AMD graphics card by using the command (sudo) apt-get install fglrx. After the installation process completes, to be safe run (sudo) aticonfig --initial. Then reboot and it should work.