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I have had Ubuntu for awhile now and haven't had any real issues until recently. About 1-2 months ago I started having booting issues. On bootup, I receive a Debian screen asking for what version I want to start or do I want to start in recovery mode. This is weird because I don't have a dual/multi OS setup on my laptop.

Sometimes I only have to hit enter once and then I receive the Ubuntu login screen, but most of the time, it goes into this infinite loop where that Debian screen keeps appearing and no matter what option I chose (other than recovery mode), it stays in the loop. If I chose recovery mode, it gets stuck and I am force to do a hard reboot.

Some information about my laptop

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
  • Dell Latitude E640
  • i5 processor
  • 8GB ram
  • 120Gb SSD
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The debian boot screen, I once had, remove the gnome-desktop package. Like so: sudo apt-get remove gnome-deskop –  blade19899 yesterday

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