I recently tried to install lubuntu on an old computer. After a successful install I installed updates however and restarted. But when the computer booted again I saw only a black screen.

After following the instructions here:
My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
I edited grub menu to start OS with nomodeset.

The problem is that now while booting the computer is stuck on
[OK] started load/save RF kill switch status

The computer is an inspiron mini 1018

Any ideas?

  • 1
    What lubuntu version you tried? 18.04 lts, 19.10?
    – Gryu
    Mar 13, 2020 at 14:20
  • Try pressing Fn+F2 in order to turn on/off the wi-fi and then reboot. The idea is to test if the reboot gets stuck there in both cases (with wifi on and off). Mar 13, 2020 at 14:54
  • I would boot with quiet splash removed from your 'linux' kernel line as well; so you see more messages and see if more detail shows. I would also like have it stop booting at runlevel 1 so I could explore, even review what you last did to see if there's a reason for your issue. Have you tried using older kernels? (ie. selecting them from grub) but I'd want to know your Lubuntu release first (I don't know if you're using LXQt, LXDE, calamares/ubiquity installed and what software stack you're using yet)
    – guiverc
    Mar 13, 2020 at 22:00
  • @Gryu 18.04, I also reinstalled so I have not updated beyond that.
    – yehonatans
    Mar 14, 2020 at 19:53
  • @EduardoTrápani I tried, no luck, same results.
    – yehonatans
    Mar 14, 2020 at 19:53

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If you are installing dual-boot so you have to install first Ubuntu and then other OS. and if you are installing only Ubuntu so first format the disk and then make memory partitions allocate boot-files memory then install Ubuntu.

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