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New to Ubuntu but loving it already. I am not a Ubuntu genius, but I am quite computer competent and just need a little help to get past this issue!
Earlier today, I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 (both 32 and 64 bit) and tried to install them from a USB boot. Unfortunately, each time I did so I would get this error: SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al.
Bit of a weird error as no matter what I tried from solutions I found on here, nothing seemed to work. Anyway, what I decided to do was download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD to perform a clean install (erasing Windows etc)
Ubunutu 12.04 was then running perfectly. I install all the updates and I was ready to go. I then decided I might as well upgrade (via software updates) to 12.10
After hitting upgrade, all was going well and it seemed to finish the installation. IT asked for a reboot, so I allowed it to reboot.
Here's where it went wrong: On the reboot, the ubunutu logo would show (splash screen?) with all of the dots colours red (as if it was loading) and then the screen flickered, the backlight turned off, turned back on again to display a complete black screen (with the backlight on)
I did try some solutions (booting into GRUB, pressing 'e', removing 'quick and splash from the linux line) I tried:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade etc
and yet I would still have the black screen. I have reinstalled 12.04 for the time being, but would REALLY like to install 12.10, but don't want to go through all the hassle again of having to reinstall 12.04 if it doesnt work again!
Any ideas why I'm getting this black screen and how i can fix it/ upgrade to 12.10 a different way? Thanks guys