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I upgraded from 10.04 to the next version and now I see the Ubuntu logo briefly and the screen goes blank. I can get to the recovery mode. How can I fix this problem without losing the existing data?

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10.04 then. I apreciate specific help instead of a reference to a previous question that's not helpful. –  Zeynel Dec 8 '13 at 15:13

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I recommend to make a boot repair. For that refer the following link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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The problem is I cannot boot from USB. I have Samsung laptop and I could not figure out how to change BIOS to boot from USB.community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/… –  Zeynel Dec 8 '13 at 15:31
    
Try watching the following video: youtube.com/watch?v=RJJ7C_m9Eaw –  Varun Das Dec 8 '13 at 15:35
    
Try reading the video comments also. –  Varun Das Dec 8 '13 at 15:36
    
Thanks. This was helpful. I changed the setup as instructed but it still goes to GRUB screen instead of booting from USB. –  Zeynel Dec 8 '13 at 15:53
    
Have you disabled the Fast boot option in the BIOS? –  Varun Das Dec 8 '13 at 15:59

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