I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, everything seemed to go well. At the end it tells me to restart to finish the installation with a button 'restart now'. When i press that button everything gets stuck, so i forced the laptop to go off. After re-boot, all i see is the Ubuntu background with 'Ubuntu 16.04 LTS' in the left corner and i am able to see a white mouse which i can move, that's all.

Did re-installations like 100 time and problem still exist...

I downloaded the ISO file from the official website s://www.ubuntu.com/download then i used Rufus to make my USB bootable.

Any help would be appreciated.

  • You didn't say what device you installed from. But I can tell you that if you have a faulty UFD left in a machine on Shutdown or Restart the machine often hangs as it tries to shut the device down. The same thing can happen on boot-up - GRUB menu never reached. Not saying that's your issue but if you left the installing device in the computer, remove it. – Paul Benson Apr 9 '18 at 23:25
  • I tried installing Ubuntu on my laptop: Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G=52FG. Yes, i removed the USB before i rebooted the laptop. – M van Leeuwen Apr 9 '18 at 23:34
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    Possible duplicate of Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop – Fabby Apr 10 '18 at 7:19

Well, it is actually very hard for me to tell, what could be wrong. I suppose you have one display. Then I suppose, you almost booted ubuntu, and you are not able to login and your mouse is not working. Then try what @eduardo-ortega102 may have suggested.

On ubuntu screen press: ctrl+alt+F1

if you are able to get to a command line (black screen with text). Then try to login (name and then password). If this is possible it is good sign, I suppose. If not, than I am not able to help.

  • Well when i boot up, it actually asks me for my password, after that i have to enter my password again to actually login, and after then it gets stuck on a page i described in my post. – M van Leeuwen Apr 9 '18 at 23:28
  • As I see it, you have problem with GUI. So try if it is possible to boot through ctrl-alt-F1. If it does not make error. You can try install midnight commander if you are not friendly with command line commands. First try it run: $ mc If it does not start, try: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install mc I suppose, that if there is problem with GUI, you probably have to solve it through command line. But I am not so experienced. Anyway if you can simply login and logout in command line it is good sign. – weatherman Apr 9 '18 at 23:58
  • I tried with ctrl-alt-F1, it completely crashed and nothing responds. – M van Leeuwen Apr 10 '18 at 1:17
  • Then it looks like it is much worse than I expected in my last post. I wish you someone with more experience would help you. Do you have other system on your laptop to boot? – weatherman Apr 10 '18 at 1:40

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