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I am far from an experienced linux user. I uninstalled the latest catalyst center and installed the new AMD beta driver. The installation seemed to go fine then it said I should restart to avoid instability. I restarted and then the purple screen comes up for a second, some message flashes too quickly for me to read. Then it goes into a black screen with the blinking cursor. Nothing I type on the keyboard registers. I've looked up and down for solutions but everything I've found about boot problems says I need to get into the terminal and type commands.... I can't even get there. I tried holding shift while computer was booting as I saw that in a thread saying it will help load some sort of safe mode. What do I do?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Mitch, Alvar, Eric Carvalho, Jorge Castro Aug 15 '13 at 12:54

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If your system has Grub BootLoader, you can choose Linux 3.x...(etc) RECOVERY MODE) this will get you into a safemode-like way.

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I don't know if my system has that. How would I get to that prompt from boot up? (Right after mobo screen) – Manik68 Aug 15 '13 at 1:42
When you first boot the system, is there a screen allowing you to choose an OS, (typically between linux and windows, or linux and another linux distro) Or does it just boot straight to ubuntu? – guitar42697 Aug 15 '13 at 2:16
Straight to Ubuntu – Manik68 Aug 15 '13 at 15:06

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