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Did a 12.10 install to a raw, fresh out of the box, hard-drive. Installation completed without errors, but the laptop (a Dell Inspiron 1750) won't boot. I'm not talking about getting a purple screen; it seems much more like Grub(?) isn't pointing to the boot partition. I can run 12.10 from a flash drive, or live CD, and r/w to the computer hard-drive, so I would say it isn't any sort of an I/O error.

Anybody have any clues? BTW, using 32 bit Ubuntu.



P.S. While I'm at it, running live, and installing from, the flash-drive runs the monitor brightness at about 30%. It's impossible to see in the daylight, and trying to use the brightness setup tool does nothing. The laptop BIOS is set to 100% brightness whether on AC or battery.

Thanks again!

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Create different question for different issue. You said won't boot. we need more details. any error ? or blackscreen? My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?. If any error message you are seeing please post the exact error message –  Web-E Jan 25 '13 at 6:22
Also, can you actually see the GRUB menu, or does it not appear? –  Travis G. Jan 25 '13 at 7:44
Thank you for the input; sorry I wasn't clear. There is no boot activity after the standard BIOS startup screen. The screen is black with a flashing cursor in the upper left corner. Nothing shows after the BIOS startup, no error messages, no Ubuntu purple screen, no opportunity to intercept the boot sequence... just nothing. –  EoRaptor013 Jan 25 '13 at 18:59
Surely I'm not the only one having this problem! To me, it looks like the hand-off from the BIOS (Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 -- current BIOS), to the boot-loader is failing. I don't get a grub menu, indeed, I don't get anything after the BIOS screen. I'm guessing that the boot-loader isn't where the BIOS expects, and I don't have anything after the HD in the boot sequence. –  EoRaptor013 Feb 11 '13 at 23:23
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