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I use an Alienware laptop and have Windows 8, and I tried installing Ubuntu using the Windows Installer. After installation I was prompted to restart, the PC then restarts and goes into a blank screen. If I try restarting by pressing the power key and select Ubuntu, it goes to a screen saying

`>grub `

and accepts Linux commands, but I'm not able to access the GUI screen.

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Providing the exact model of Alienware laptop would help us help you. Thank you. –  Elder Geek Jun 14 at 13:39
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