Since the upgrade on the Purple boot screen I am getting a simple text Ubuntu 12.10 over 4 small pulsing dots
in 12.04 I was getting an image and not text- does this mean anything is wrong?
As long as your system boots and shows a GUI after this screen, you should be fine. With that said, you may not be able to access the
In a nutshell, it won't hurt anything, but if something breaks, it may be harder to fix it.
Have the same issue on one of my older boxes. A while ago I read in the ubuntuusers.de wiki it's simply because some Nividia graphic cards/drivers lack support for that type of graphic during boot. Tested it out on an box with Intel graphics and it worked just fine.
So I think it's no big problem other than it's not that nice looking.