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I am trying to boot Ubuntu on my computer. When I boot Ubuntu, it boots to a black screen. How can I fix this?

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This happened to me on the weekend when I opened up my laptop to clean out the dust. I didn't even get to the grub screen - the only signs of life were the LEDs on my keyboard and the fans. After a short panic I opened it up again and realised I hadn't fully re-inserted one of the RAM cards. – craq Aug 4 '14 at 12:20
@JorgeCastro - you did not show which black screen you mean, with ubuntu logo or without ubuntu logo ?! – dschinn1001 Jan 8 at 4:17
@JorgeCastro - still examining ? - have fun with this various answers - and come down to earth, offer a bounty ... :o) – dschinn1001 Jan 9 at 5:29
@JorgeCastro - you have not posted a pic of your black screen ... this way zero points for me is not quite fair. – dschinn1001 May 10 at 10:14

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If you installed from a USB drive, check whether it boots with the flash drive plugged in and if so, this may help.

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