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I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.10 and my computer boots to a black screen. I hear the drumroll, but there is no functionality after that.

I've downloaded a livecd of 12.04 on my other computer, and I changed the BiOS settings to boot from CD/DVD first, but it still does the same thing.

I booted advanced options, edited [ro quick splash] to [ro nomodeset] and it started normally. I rebooted the system and it was back to the same junk. What do I need to do while it is operating to make it reliable with every restart?

This seems to be a systemic issues with NUMEROUS Ubuntu upgrades, but I haven't read a solution yet. I need some help, please! Thanks.

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There is no upgrade path from 12.04 to 13.10 aside the fact that 13.10 still is not released. See askubuntu.com/questions/18641/… –  Takkat Sep 11 '13 at 13:58

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This is because the kernel is attempting to load video drivers before X server starts. 'nomodeset' allows your video card to use the BIOS display until X starts. To make nomodeset a permanent boot option follow this guide:

Nomodeset

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