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The Details

I am dual booting Ubuntu 17.10 on a Razer Blade 14" that also has Windows 8.1 installed.

On boot, it shows the dark purple-ish GRUB screen, stating "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~beta3-4ubuntu7" at the top center and the following options on the upper left:

  • Ubuntu
  • Advanced options for Ubuntu
  • Windows Boot Mangaer (on /dev/sda2)
  • System setup

In the past (before I replaced my SSD with a new one and reinstalled both OS') I could select the first option in the list below "Ubuntu", and it would load Ubuntu accordingly.

The Problem

But now, when I do that it switches to a blank, dark purple-ish screen indefinitely.

So, if I reboot and select "Advanced options for Ubuntu" and select "Ubuntu, with Linux 4.13.0-16-generic" then it will load accordingly. Here's the list of options:

  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.13.0-16-lowlatency
  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.13.0-16-lowlatency (recovery mode)
  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.13.0-16-generic
  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.13.0-16-generic (recovery mode)
  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.10.0-37-generic
  • Ubuntu, with Linux 4.10.0-37-generic (recovery mode)

My Question

How do I ensure Ubuntu loads normally, and automatically instead of being forced to take the steps above.

What I've Tried

I have read the following articles and tried their proposed solutions without resolution:

  • Have you tried Ubuntu 16.04? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 28 '17 at 3:12
  • I have used 16.04 but I have not tried to replicate this issue on that version. I'm not clear as to how that's relevant, would you mind clarifying? – Spencer Hill Oct 30 '17 at 8:24
  • Sure. If Ubuntu 16.04 works then use it until bugs are fixed. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 30 '17 at 11:27
  • Ah, thanks for clarifying. That might be solution for others but I can't do that in my case. Thanks for your time anyway. – Spencer Hill Oct 31 '17 at 16:44

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