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GRUB2: black screen when booting Windows

I know this might be a duplicate, but I've read a lot of threads about this and none pointed me to the solution. When loading GRUB2 I have a black screen (with static white cursor on the upper left) ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
0
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0answers
116 views

Zotac Zbox EN760 Won't Boot from USB

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Zotac Zbox EN760. It is using legacy boot, as both the "Win7 uEFI" and "Win8 uEFI" don't get past the purple screen (don't know the official name, the one with ...
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66 views

Black screen on bootup

I've had a problem since loading ubuntu alongside my windows install now. I'm running 14.04 and using Gnome 3.12 shell and Lightdm. When booting up the Ubuntu splash screen looks normal and pushes me ...
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1answer
628 views

boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Is it possible to install the same version of ubuntu on the same hdd?

I would like to have ubuntu 14.04 installed two times on my laptop. One is for actual day to day use, the other for testing how ubuntu copes with my hardware under different circumstances, without ...
0
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0answers
32 views

changed Graphic Driver on MacBook, cant boot now

So hello first, a few days I had the great idea to put ubuntu on my Macbook (Mid 2010, non-pro), because I needed a couple of programms for studying and the professor suggested using Ubuntu. I than ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Asus UL30JT, grub not loading

I have Asus UL30JT notebook, and i can't install any new system. When i try to install ubuntu i see black screen with cursor-"underscore". Looks like problem with nvindia card and it's drivers, and ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Ubuntu refuses to enter recovery mode

I just installed NVidia's latest version of their drivers for Ubuntu (13.10), which don't seem to work for me - I'm getting the 'system is running in low-graphics mode' dialogue box. I've tried ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Can I reinstall nvidia drivers if corrupted and root is locked?

I am currently unable to load the desktop (ubuntu 13.10, AMD64) following installing 13.10, then trying to install the latest nvidia driver (x86-64-331.38) from tty (after having to stop lightdm). The ...
0
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2answers
476 views

Ubuntu 12.04 latest update completely crippled system

I am dualbooting with Windows 8.1 x64 and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. Currently only able to use my Windows as my Ubuntu boot was crippled by this evening's update. The update was with lots of packages and so ...
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0answers
95 views

Problem fixing splash screen/nvida driver issue

Please bare with me as I am very new to Ubuntu and am just beginning to learn. So I have seen several solutions to the splash screen issue however I am having problems executing the repair. Once I ...
0
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0answers
60 views

USB Installation: First Boot Problem

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7/64 bit. Everything was going fine, using a live usb. The trial is running fine. But when I tried to boot using ubuntu, all I get is a black ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Black screen on boot. [duplicate]

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside windows 8.1 in my Acer V3 772G. When I restart my computer the GRUB interface appears and I can boot Windows 8.1 successfully, but when I boot ...
0
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1answer
366 views

Nvidia driver removal to revert to xorg - I cannnot boot in recovery/failsafe mode

I'd like to remove the nvidia video driver and revert to the xorg, but I haven't been able to boot in recovery mode. Any suggestions ? I can boot from the installation disk, in the live disk mode, and ...
3
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1answer
362 views

GRUB doesn't render correctly in 1920x1080

I have put those lines into /etc/default/grub: GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080x32 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1920x1080x32 (of course, update-grub was done after that) However, GRUB doesn't look right - it has ...
0
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1answer
115 views

cant boot with graphics in uefi

I really searched for information to this problem but none of the guides or threads on forums have helped, either i cant search or this havent come up. No nomodeset, forcevesa, turning brightness up ...
0
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0answers
24 views

MacBookPro6,1 error when using nvidia blob on boot

I've got a MacBookPro6,1 running Ubuntu 13.10 with the proprietary blob. I'm booting in EFI mode, and basically all of the installer defaults. Booting with noveau works fine, but as soon as I install ...
7
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2answers
11k views

How to fix splash screen in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black splash screen or broken splash screen after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia ...
0
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0answers
203 views

Laptop takes a long time to boot after Grub menu

I am running a Asus R401VJ laptop (Latin America version of N46VJ) that has a Core i7 CPU and 8GB RAM. After my Grub menu, which is displayed for 2 seconds as I set it up, I'm getting a black screen ...
0
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0answers
87 views

nvidia96 broke the loginscreen - how to remove or fix?

A friend brought her PC to repair XP. As the HD was dead I reinstalled and reserved space for Ubuntu. Once 12.04.3 x86 (for the amd 1GHz not x64 cpu) was installed I got "Out of range" on screen ...
2
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1answer
2k views

In recovery mode, cannot type in the terminal

So I have been having problems with my graphics card (Nvidia Geforece GT 620) and Ubuntu not reading it. I then booted into recovery mode to try and get any updates. Upon clicking recovery mode, all ...
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0answers
505 views

Unreadable GRUB menu in a Nvidia Geforce Lenovo Ideapad Z500

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS on my Lenovo Ideapad Z500 dual-boot with Windows 8. When I start the PC if I want to start Ubuntu I have to enter the BIOS and select it from the list of the operative ...
0
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1answer
591 views

Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit - GeForce GT 620 card is not working, always going to minimum graphics mode

I have GeForce GT 620 card connected in a Dell PC (Alienware x51) brand new. Used LiveCD to install, while installing the graphics was correct. But after that i installed openbox and some more ...
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1answer
2k views

Ubuntu freezes at boot / many trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04

I have many trouble installing Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 (the same holds for Ubuntu 12.04) on my new desktop PC which I will describe in the following. Hardware Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 Mainboard: ...
3
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3answers
15k views

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Black Screen at boot After changing Nvidia Driver

2 days ego i updated my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to latest updates but i ignored Grub Updating because I thought it will clear my grub settings (I'm so noob!). After restart every things was right, the Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
144 views

When I try to install Ubuntu, the screen res is too low to use the installer

I have an Acer Aspire V3 with 8gb RAM, 1tb HDD, nVidia GeForce 650m 2gb graphics, 17.3" screen with 1600x900 res. When I use GRUB I cant boot it without nomodeset. When I get to the graphical ...
0
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1answer
977 views

Linux Grub doesn't show up

Last day I bought a laptop with NVIDIA G105M and Intel Core Duo Inside which has Windows 7 default. As a Linux fan, I wanted to install Ubuntu to my laptop and I plugged in my old live USB (which I ...
1
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1answer
749 views

Cannot install, screens keep flashing never load ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu in an old computer (pentium4, 1.5mhz, 512mb ram). After installing from a cd, the screen started to flash and ubuntu never loaded. I read that Nvidia's graphics card ...
2
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0answers
690 views

How to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with UEFI, Nvidia graphics and dm_crypt encrypted LVM

I've just gotten 3 new systems, with Nvidia GTX 660 graphics, Z77 chipset and AMI UEFI BIOS. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS from the Alternate Installer in order to install onto an encrypted LVM ...
1
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1answer
509 views

Can't boot ubuntu, not even in safe mode

At first I couldn't even access the grub menu. Booted from Live CD and repaired that with the grub repair tool. Now when I try to boot normal, I get the purple screen thing. I tried the nomodeset ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Help fixing graphics card driver?

So I managed to fairly severely mess up my graphics card driver. I was trying to install OpenCL using instructions from here: ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Framebuffer in Ubuntu 12.04 (NVidia)

After a new install of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.2, my grub menu appeared in a nice, small font in a framebuffer and when Ubuntu loaded, the logo and red/white dots were small and crisp. I've installed ...
3
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0answers
389 views

Xorg can't find screens

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. It installed successfully, but whenever I boot into it, after the GRUB screen I get a text TTY. I can log in with that and enter command-line commands. ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Installed Ubuntu 12.10 but can't login due to GPU lock and I can't boot with nomodeset because I get no GRUB menu. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu/Linux. Obviously Ubuntu is having trouble with my NVIDIA card and ...
1
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2answers
306 views

Grub background messed after installing a new Graphics card

I had a nVidia Geforce 6200 128mb AGP Vga card before and ubuntu was working fine and I had customized my Grub boot menu background, Today I installed a new graphics card which is same as above but ...
0
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1answer
109 views

What's the folk-lore on troubleshooting lightdm and other display manager problems?

I just spent a number of hours in trying to make my 12.04 boot again, after it put itself in a strange hang in splash screen. After many trials and errors involving false leads such as ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot

I'm using Ubuntu as the only operating system since two years. In the first Ubuntu versions I had seen my BIOS screen and the boot screens. Actually im using Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen stays black ...
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2answers
2k views

12.04 LTS boot hangs at “SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use”, didn't yesterday [closed]

Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I went to reboot from Win to Ubu, and found a few interesting things. My POST screen is covered in blocks of epileptic colors until I hit GRUB, which ...
3
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1answer
583 views

How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors?

How do I set up GRUB to display on 2 monitors? I have a laptop plugged in to a external monitor. Most of the time, I leave the laptop closed, and just use the monitor, but when I boot up, I have to ...
2
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1answer
827 views

Dual boot ubuntu 12.04 and Mageia

I am new to Linux, and I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to set up a dual-boot of Mageia 2 and Ubuntu. Should I install Mageia first so when I install Ubuntu I can use GRUB2? Will it ...
2
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1answer
250 views

New video card breaks GRUB auto boot to GUI

I recently swapped out an old ATI video card for a newer Nvidia card. The card seems to be working just fine and I can get a GUI with some effort. However, the new video card seems to have broke ...
0
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1answer
368 views

Ubuntu 11.10 then 12.04 then 60+ updates then boot only shows grub

I had 11.10 x64 installed on AMD 4core with NVidia card. I had problems changing screen resolution. I have just over-installed 12.04 x64. It went well. Screen resolution changes worked well. I ran ...
0
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1answer
2k views

VOC Monitor “Input Not Support” on GRUB

When I boot my PC with both Windows and Ubuntu installed: I always get the exact message "Input not Support" without the -ed flashing on my VOC monitor. GRUB does not show so I can't reach Windows. I ...
1
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1answer
785 views

Plymouth splash not showing, purple and black on boot

I've got Ubuntu 11.10 on Asus machine with Nvidia G-Force 210M,...everything works fine, but bootscreen Plymouth splash does not show... First time I've had big resolution logo so I Googled some ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How do I fix boot problems that show error “battery state”?

I get an error where the monitor message says "Out of Range" (for installed Ubuntus while LIVE DVD =o.k.) and error "battery state" In addition and probably related to this: the error message ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How can I enable video-driver accelerated resolution to grub2 menu?

How can I enable driver accelerated resolution to grub2? After installing proprietary NVIDIA driver my splash-screen resolution is changed to some lower value. Typing vbeinfo at grub2 command shell ...
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2answers
845 views

Dual monitor setup can cause boot problem?

I have a two monitor setup, one 22" (1680x1050 res., 16:10) and another 19" (1280x1024 res. 5:4). I've installed ubuntu 11.10 beta2 x86, and the installation worked fine, the system boot was ...
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0answers
267 views

Grub looks different on reboot (as opposed to cold boot) - and Ubuntu doesn't load [closed]

I've just installed Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04 on an old HP xw4300 workstation. When Ubuntu loaded for the first time, I was prompted to install the proprietary nVidia drivers, which I did. Now, I'm ...
4
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5answers
3k views

Plymouth and GRUB do not show at all [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit as my only OS on my desktop computer, which used to only run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I had the time to upgrade it with a fresh install. It uses integrated NVIDIA graphics ...