I have been having a problem with Ubuntu ever since I installed it. I have no clue why it is doing it, but I will try to provide as much detail as possible. First, I want to say that I am duel-booting with windows 7. Secondly, this is not the only time this has happened (I think it might be because of Ubuntu 12.10 because it never "not booted" when I used Ubuntu 12.04), but instead, this was with another PC. This is very strange to me because I have two laptops and one desktop (I’m using the desktop which has the boot problems), and this is strange because I INSTALLED Ubuntu on a fairly old laptop and I duel booted with the good one...the good one booted like, 1/4 times while the old laptop booted 100% of the times. Now, I don’t know if this is because I'm duel booting or not but it is still, very unclear to me.
Now, onto what happens on screen. I’m sure that some of you out there would know what the duel booting screen looks like, it has that purple background with the white text (including the booting options). Now when I select the Ubuntu booting option, it stays on the same screen for a couple of seconds, then, it cuts to a purple screen for approx...10 seconds. after those couple of seconds, a semi-error screen will pop up (this is nothing but a cluster of black lines and other colors of the rainbow(this would last for about 1.3 seconds)). Then (this is path 1), a black screen this time with the text:
Note that the '_' will continue to flash, might I add that the mouse is highly visible on the screen and is movable (what I think this means is that I’m on the desktop but nothing is visible. And now path 2. now, path 2 consists of another black screen but no text is visible, only the mouse is.
OK, now onto what happens when it does work. Everything is normal (except for everything being slow, but I think its best that we work out this issue first), now what do I mean by normal? Imagine a video showing you "what to do after installing Ubuntu", it looks just like that. no UI screwing up or even problems updating, just everything being...good.
BTW if anyone wants to know the specs for this PC, there right here. Ill also be listing what monitor I'm currently using:
Note, if anyone needs a video of what it looks like when loading up Ubuntu, I would be happy to do that (I'll include a youtube video), but ill only do that if its like "the last hope for man-kind".