I have been cracking my head over this for two days now.
My procedure is as follows:
- I run the live CD from a pendrive
- Choose to install Ubuntu
- turn the internet connection ON and OFF during installation (the effect is the same)
- BLACK SCREEN
- GRUB menu loads
- normal boot / recovery mode
- "e" and added "nomodeset" OR "i915.modeset=0" OR "i915.modeset=1" OR "xforcevesa" to boot line (with and without the quiet splash)
- stops at "fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!" for a while, and then goes again 2x with different end trace lines and freezez for good
I have tried CTRL+Alt+F* but none of that works, anywhere. That's what I have right now, I cannot get the sytem to start, not even the virtual terminal (hope I get the name right, the ones run with CTRL+alt+F*).
Tried using Live CD from USB to mount partition and while doing so, tried installing new / old drivers for ATI but always stuck with the problem from "fglrx" - cannot delete it nor repair it with synaptic. xorg.conf is empty, so probably default 12.04 drivers are still operational and not modified.
- Have installed Ubuntu but when I restart computer, it only goes to 'grub'...Ubuntu doesn't load?
- What is the correct way to install proprietary ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx) directly from AMD?
- 12.04 boots to black screen ATI Radeon HD 3200
I even tried Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and it booted fine for the first time. After reset it hung up on the splash screen displaying the mint logo.
A year ago I installed stable version of Ubuntu at that time and didn't have this problem, that is why I think it's the graphics, although I may be wrong.
Please, help... me...