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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.

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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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