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I tried to install Linux Mint 15 on a Windows 8 laptop. The install went fine, but after rebooting, all I got was a command line. After spending most of the day dealing with that unsuccessfully, I'm going with a Ubuntu 13.04 install. I'm a new Linux/Ubuntu user, and was wondering if I will have the same problem. Also can it be because of the secure boot in the BIOS being enabled? The boot options in the BIOS are set correctly (HDD, DVD ROM, USB drive, etc.). Thank you for any help you can offer me.

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marked as duplicate by Radu Rădeanu, Eliah Kagan, Alaa Ali, Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho Sep 5 '13 at 0:30

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Also is this command line supposed to come up after reboot? – Mark A Hodge Aug 21 '13 at 22:24
No, it's not a duplicate of the suggested question. The problem is with the video drivers for X, and it has nothing to do with Secure Boot. Chances are you need to wait for updated video drivers, or perhaps installing (or not installing) proprietary drivers for your video chipset will help. Further information on your video hardware will be helpful in providing further advice on the problem. – Rod Smith Aug 21 '13 at 23:41