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Well i have a big problem with ubuntu 11.10 i really really like it but unfortunately whenever i make the update it simply freezes on the violet screen at the beginning without any writing :S I've reinstalled it three times Here is my comp Config Core2Duo 4Go of RAM Ati Radeon HD 5770 1Go ( something idk tells me it come from its driver but not sure) Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bits Windows 7 also installed 6Go of SWAP TWo dedicated ubuntu partitions one mounted as / And the other one as /home Thanks a lot

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Each time you install do you activate the proprietary drivers for your ati card? (installing ati catalyst?) –  captain_G Nov 26 '11 at 16:55
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jorge Castro Feb 3 '12 at 0:33

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If you have an external usb drive plugged in, unplug it before booting.

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I had the same problem and I "solved" it this way:

  1. start computer and let it freeze
  2. press and HOLD on/off button until you stop computer "hard way"
  3. wait 10s and start computer again
  4. now it boots correctly!

I dont know why it helped. Maybe stopping Ubuntu incorrectly makes it start more safely :-)

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This answer make me laugh LOL. I think that it's coincidence that this worked for you :) –  Lekensteyn Jan 19 '12 at 22:41

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