For whatever reason my machine is booting into a black screen. When I press the power button it will display the purple background with the Ubuntu logo and turn off.

I tried booting with a live CD but the top 'Reinstall Ubuntu' option is greyed out. Why is that?

Pressing ESC brings up the GNU GRUB screen:

  • Ubuntu.
  • Advanced Options.
  • Mem Test.
  • Mem Test.

When I go into advanced options and try 'Run in graphical safemode' I can't see the cursor to select anything. I can hover over stuff (with no cursor) but can't click on them. Enter, Tab, arrows to nothing.


You could try boot from live cd, and then enter this in the terminal:

  sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yaunnu/boot-repair
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get -y install boot-repair && boot-repair

and it might work fine this way.

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