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1answer
65 views

14.04 freezes after splash | Immediately after installing updates

Laptop is a Dell XPS 14 (L421x). i7 3517u with Nvidia GT630m, 14.04 LTS. I am using Intel graphics drivers for Linux, I don't remember if I used Nvidia drivers or not. Got prompted for updates last ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Lubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install Won't Boot: runaway loop, USB

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried to boot into it several times, waiting >4 minutes each time, and saw only a fat blinking cursor in the upper left. I chrooted into the OS from a ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
0
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2answers
68 views

Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Corrupted hard drive - how can I rescue my files? [duplicate]

Lets get things straight: I'm a bit of a noob. My Ubuntu System was not working well, so I went on the live CD and checked the system, everything went smoothly. So rebooted it without the Live CD and ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Upgraded my 32 bit machine with 64 bit live image of Ubuntu 14.04 by accident!

I just upgraded my 64 bit laptop successfully to Ubuntu 14.04 using a 64 bit live image and then upgraded my Desktop with the same 64 bit image forgetting that my desktop is a 32 bit machine. Now my ...
3
votes
2answers
65 views

Occasional Freeze at Boot [closed]

My recently installed Ubuntu (and ALL the other distros I used before) sometimes (not-always) hangs on boot. It's a hard-to-debug problem because it just happens 'sometimes' (I never know when the ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
-1
votes
1answer
45 views

Ubuntu starting in low resolution and keyboard and mouse not working

I just installed Ubuntu on my 2010 Mac mini, (2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM) and at first it worked fine. Then, after turning off the computer, when I powered it on again it logged in and displayed ...
-1
votes
1answer
334 views

Fresh install of Xubuntu, Freezes after login

80% of the time, when I load my machine up, it freezes after login. Now, we're talking about a fresh install here with barely any additional software. If I keep restarting my machine, via the ...
-1
votes
1answer
100 views

Boot from CD from command line?

Long story short my laptop had Ubuntu 12.04 and worked perfectly but upon trying to add windows 7 to my laptop I messed it up royally and now it loads immediately to the GRUB menu. From there the ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 from Linuxmint on UEFI Acer Aspire V5-123-12104G50nss

I would like to install Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire V5-123-12104G50nss, but both UEFI and Legacy mode fails, and the notebook freezes during boot. I thought fglrx causes the problem, but i have the same ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

When I update my ubuntu 12.04 always I have to reinstall because the ubuntu is freeze in the violet screen [duplicate]

What could I do with this problem? I'm new in Ubuntu, then please explain me this easy as possible.
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2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 13.04 freezing at startup

I have installed a dual boot system on an UEFI board with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both 64bit). Ubuntu is freezing during bootup very often. In most of the cases it's stuck on a blank orange ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Tried installing Nvidia Driver, now can't do much of anything [duplicate]

I tried installing the NVidia graphics card driver for my ubuntu 13.04 64 bit computer finding the appropriate driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx. Now I'm locked out of the machine ...
1
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0answers
64 views

How do I get ride of this nonstop crash, freeze, not booting issues? [duplicate]

Made 12.04 64-bit USB bootable. Then I have been trying to install almost like twenty times to get succeed but still its failing / crashing/ freezing, after showing Grub screen. What can I do to fix ...
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votes
2answers
210 views

Ubuntu 32-bit won't install on Dell Inspiron 4000

I am tuning up a laptop for a friend. The laptop originally ran Windows ME, and is about 13 years old. I recently installed Windows XP on it and it ran like a snail. I am now trying to install 32-bit ...
1
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0answers
301 views

after catalyst install system freezes on booting, problem with mouse pointer [closed]

System: Samsung 535u4c APU a6-4455 integrated Radeon HD 7500 dedicated HD7550 (hybrid graphics) Linux Mint Nadia based on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal After installing the Catalyst driver 13.4 my ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Ubuntu freezes while loading desk [duplicate]

My computer always get frozen after logging in my ubuntu account. It happens on every account and even when it loads cinnamon. I have to shut it down by pressing the power button and just then i can ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit won't boot, freezes on black screen

don't know much about Ubuntu but will try to be as specific as possible. After updating from 12.10 it auto-restarted, the screen went to black and froze there. I restarted it manually and got to the ...
2
votes
0answers
409 views

Xubuntu 12.04 freezes before login on splash screen [closed]

Before you mark this as a duplicate for this What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? note that it is for issues after login, not before. I have tried previous versions of the kernel, Alt-F2, ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Ubuntu 12.10 won't load, stays at purple screen [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and have been using for a couple of weeks now with no problems but now it suddenly won't boot up and freezes like 30 seconds after I pick "Ubuntu" on the boot menu (I hear the disk ...
1
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1answer
337 views

Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

Aspire One 722 freezes on startup(and a lot of other problems)

This is driving me nuts. When my laptop feels like it(randomly), it just freezes when starting up. It gets stuck in this brown screen and I have to shut it down with the power button. It might do this ...
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votes
1answer
147 views

Ubuntu glitches up when i boot it

I recently installed Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine, and I am having some problems. I installed everything and followed the guide like it said, but, when I try to boot up from hard drive it displays ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

cannot log into Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS after startup

I recently installed 64bit Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Inspiron 1720 laptop as a dual-boot with Windows 7. When I boot up Ubuntu, it gets to the log in screen just fine but after logging in it gets ...
1
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2answers
2k views

IRQ Conflicts Causing Video Card and Boot Problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? tl;dr - I have 4 devices sharing 1 IRQ. Is this bad and how do I tell the BIOS to stop it? Background: I have an old Dell GX280 ...
2
votes
1answer
809 views

How do I handle “Firmware file X not found” stopping bootup?

I recently upgraded my desktop mac to Precise and now can't get past the Ubuntu 12.04 splash page. The splash freezes with [ 19.931097] b32-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode16_mimo.fw" not ...
1
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1answer
4k views

Ubuntu 12.04 Boot Freeze At Purple Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? In the last week or so Ubuntu has started freezing on boot, showing only a purple screen. It freezes before the screen saying ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Bootup hangs on “Checking battery state..” after after 12.04 upgrade [closed]

I have scanned thru all the posts on this issue. But I have not been able to get a resolution. Has anyone applied a clean fix to this issue? I had 11.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad T60 and upgraded to 12.04 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04 freezes pre-Grub [closed]

I was running Ubuntu 11.10, and upgraded to 12.04. After the system rebooted, it began exhibiting the following behaviour: 1) It loads the BIOS. I can access the BIOS menu, so I can select what ...
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votes
1answer
215 views

ubuntu 11.10 crashed and i cant boot it

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 some time ago. I was watching videos in youtube, when it suddenly became unresponsive. I waited 5-6 minutes, and restarted (with the power button on the pc). It open up the ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or not present [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I found some entries with the same error message (see above) but none really applies to my problem. I'm running a stable version ...
2
votes
0answers
438 views

Freezes at splashscreen after apt-get upgrade [closed]

Hello dear askubuntu community! A few weeks ago i switched from Vista to Ubuntu and I'm very happy with that. But yesterday i upgraded my packages (for the first time) with "sudo apt-get upgrade" and ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Cannot boot after hard reset. begin running scripts init-bottom

Ok I'm currently running 11.10 amd64 and I have had to reformat at least 7 times in the last two weeks. Any time I have to do a hard reboot Ubuntu will no longer boot (sometimes). Other times it ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Ubuntu 11.10 won't start after system update [closed]

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Installed Ubuntu In a low Specs PC and it is too slow, even with LXDE

I'm new with Linux and started with Ubuntu 11.10, I installed it in my PC (Core2Duo 2Ghz, 512Mb Ram DDR2, integrated video in Motherboard), I know the requirements for Unity are 1Gb Ram so I decided ...
1
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0answers
87 views

Can't boot after trying to extract an archive [closed]

I was trying to extract an archive, then my computer froze, so I pressed the power button to shut it down. After that, I cannot boot Ubuntu, it stops at the purple screen. Please note that I am ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Stuck on purple screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Server stuck at black screen after reboot i had just installed version 11.10 of ubuntu on my netbook. i have a intel gma 3150. the installation went well and there's no ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

Unable to install/boot 11.04 on a ThinkPad L520

I have just got a ThinkPad L520 and my first step, naturally, is to install Ubuntu. I've got the 11.04 amd64 Alternate CD, but every time I run anything from the first menu I just get a blank screen. ...
1
vote
1answer
743 views

Freeze on boot if on battery [closed]

We are looking at a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.04 (64bit) on a Lenovo Thinkpad w520 with an Nvidia GPU. The machine freezes eventually during startup on battery. Startup on AC is fine. The only ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Random mouse freeze on boot

I've upgraded 8 computers to 11.04 from 10.10 through the standard update version process. Two are giving me problems with the UDB optical mouse being frozen upon boot, to either a login prompt, or to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

how do i get unity back? “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I activate Unity? restart computer(using ubuntu 11.4) and see this "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Freeze at startup: “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Ubuntu” [closed]

Just after an update from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 and a restart, Ubuntu freeze at startup on a dialog saying: "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu ...
2
votes
3answers
938 views

Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How do you diagnose constant crashing issues?

My recent installation 10.10 on my laptop keeps freezing/crashing on start-up after working perfectly for one day. The system just freezes, like a screnshot, and a restart is required. It happens ...
3
votes
1answer
515 views

Ubuntu start-up problem [closed]

Ubuntu is showing the following screen when i turned on my computer. Im using ubuntu 10.04.Just can't get any further.
9
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2answers
836 views

How to recover unbootable system?

I have just run the most recent set of recommended updates on a 10.10 system. The computer is now un-bootable. It gets as far as the "Ubuntu..." splash and then does nothing. I cannot switch to a ...