I got my Ubuntu 20.04 triple booted with Windows and Kali and it was working all fine until today, when it gave an Ubuntu Software update pop up.

I clicked to update the software, and after that it said it needed a restart. After I restarted, the GRUB screen was shown as usual, but when I selected Ubuntu 20.04, it got stuck at this:

boot screen

I have tried using nomodeset, but it gets stuck at Started GNOME Display Manager.

Can anyone help me solve this without a fresh install?

1 Answer 1


I just had this and the only workaround I could find was to add this to /etc/default/grub:


Then run:

sudo update-grub

and reboot.

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