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I'm a complete Lubuntu/computer novice so bear with me. While trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 onto an almost unused Windows 7 Starter Asus EeePC 1015BX I got the message "Unsafe swap space detected" as per the photo below:

Unsafe swap space detected

I tried the suggestion in the link above, but I fear I've done something wrong because when I now boot up, the screen goes black with a cursor flashing in top left hand corner. And being a novice, I've not a clue what to do from there.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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there seems to be a bug there, as the answer in the linked question says. –  arsaKasra Feb 25 '14 at 12:44

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As you were asking where to go from flashing white cursor on black screen: Its actually possible to install from there. But you need to have terminal-skills and know/learn what /etc/apt/sources.list is:

You need to boot in recovery mode and install "lubuntu-desktop" But first:

  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list It will likely contain only the CD as source. Find the correct sources.list on the internet (e.g. 13.10 Lubuntu).

  2. apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

For an fresh install better see: How to Install Lubuntu 14.04 with encrypted LVM? Unsafe Swap Bug.

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