Ubuntu :: Blank Screen After GRUB After Uninstalling KDE?
Jun 24, 2011
And by blank screen I mean after I pick whatever I want on GRUB. There's NOTHING.I even tried going in recovery mode. But same thing.Right now I'm using an older recovery. The newest thing is completely broken. And the regular one for the Ubuntu version doesn't work either.
The day started as usual until I got the very bright idea to install Ubuntu. A new OS along side W7, that sounded great. I checked some guides on the Internet, it was all very straight forward. Install it and Grub will show you the OS:es when you boot up. I installed Ubuntu, rebooted. After the BIOS messages the screen goes blank and my screen on-button begins to blink, as if trying to find a signal, I press enter, it reboots instantly. After BIOS messages I get to a screen that says "GRUB error: uknown filesystem grub rescue>"
I've looked through everything here and nothing works. I've tried to fix the mbr-thingy using Windows Repair and even though it says "one partition was updated with new boot-thingy" when I reboot, I get into that very same grub rescue. I think my setup has something to do with it. I run RAID0 (2x360Gb hard drives), first having C: at 50Gb and then the rest as F: for programs and such. What I did was that I shrunk the F: part and then used that as partition for Ubuntu. Also please have a look at these screenshots, my partitiontables and such seems completely wacky to the raid: Where should the boot-loader go? I'm very, very new at this. I've had Ubuntu Netbook remix on my netbook for a time but still treat me as an utter beginner.
Anyway one day I start my computer and instead of starting normally it comes up with a screen which says GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta at the top. I selected the option Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic as I figured this is what normally loads without being prompted in the grub menu, but after this I got the ubuntu logo for a few seconds then my screen goes blank. My laptop is a hp510.
So after installing linux for the first time - version 11.04, first there are 1000 problems which don't fix especially the fact it didn't boot into linux half the time. I managed to get on it and there was an update, thinking this would fix something I updated it and now I can't do anything on my laptop! Before I could atleast log onto windows but I can't even do that now. The place where you can press f12 to go into the bios and change priority I can't even get there because when it says to press f12 I press it but nothing happens and it still takes me to a blank screen with no grub menu no nothing.
I've been using Ubuntu on and off ever since about 8.04. This newest release (10.04)... wow it's amazing. That's all I can say. The only gripe I have right now is that right after I select Ubuntu from GRUB, the screen goes black for about 10 seconds, then goes to the bootscreen. By the time it gets to the bootscreen, the bootscreen is shown for about 3 seconds, and then I get the lockscreen. I have a nVidia card with proprietary graphics drivers installed.
I have an HP computer nvidia and AMD stickers on it and 1GB RAM. HDD is Parallel ATA. I downloaded both Ubuntu & Kubuntu Live CD. Both live CD's boot to a blank screen. After a (seemingly) successful install of kubuntu, the screen goes blank after GRUB.
Here are the details: With this HP, when i boot from ubuntu live CD the screen goes blank. It does not give any option about trying ubuntu, install, ubuntu, mem test. I just get a blank screen. On my ASUS laptop the ubuntu live CD goes straight into ubuntu live (without having to choose an option). It is not the CD When I boot from kubuntu live cd i get to the screen where i have an option to try kubuntu, install kubunt, memtest..
If I choose either try or install, my screen just goes blank & never progresses. Again, this live CD works on my ASUS laptop. At the bottom of the boot screen for the kubuntu live CD i noticed f1-f6 configurations. I was unable to change any other than language and f6 options. If I press f6 i get options which i can mark with an x. I don't know what any of these mean but I checked all of them and then on the boot menu popped up
BOOT **a whole bunch of text** I went onto install kubuntu and it no longer went to a blank screen. Rather it was a fuzzy grainy splash with the word KUBUNTU and loading dots underneath. Atlas it seemed to prevail, the installation process started (fuzziness went away). The installation screen now looks just as it did on my ASUS laptop. I continued through the steps with an installing on the entire HDD. The installation completed (with no signs of error). Screen said take out disc press enter.
I did so and my computer turned off. I power up the computer and the GRUB loads up. I have option of regular and fail safe. Both lead up to a blank screen. My monitor seems to think there is no signal and goes into standby mode. Perhaps the video card is not rendering correctly or not compatible.
I just installed ubuntu 10.10 did a clean install, formatting the previous ones. Install completed successfully, rebooted, entered in GRUB, chose linux, linux starts the my screen goes black, there is no signal coming to my monitor, linux runs fine though i think because I hear the ubuntu login drum. I press ctrl+alt+F1, but can't get to console either, the screen is looking for input signal. Should note the I have a Palit NVdia 9600GT gpu because I saw that people with NVdia card sometimes have similar problems.
I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday. The ISO allowed me to install Ubuntu using Wubi and it worked just fine in Windows (I used a virtual drive to mount the ISO). I liked it enough to want to replace Linux Mint on the Laptop with it.After a LOT of trying, I was finally able to make the liveUSB of Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit version.[URL]isplays the boot menu and if I select 'try Ubuntu without installing', I am greeted with a blank screen which just does not go away until I hard reboot the system. Also, the grub I am getting is NOT the purple one which usually is the default; instead, its a dark screen with a black-n-white titled Ubuntu logo. So the question of using the NOMODESET doesn't arise at all. I am using Dell XPS 15 with dual OSes - Linux Mint and Windows 7. Both Mint and 7 are 64-bit OSes but I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit version.
First let me describe my system setup. I have windows, ubuntu 64 and ubuntu 32 present. I upgraded the 32 bit version to 10.4 with no problem. After upgrading the 64 bit version is when the problem occurred. I believe it has to do with the grub.cfg file. When I would choose the 64 bit version the screen would just go black, no furthur action. After making a few changes to the 64 bit selection in grub.cfg i come to a screen that says c to continue, s to skip mounting, and m for manual mount. Pressing s gets me in. Here is a copy of my grub.cfg.
# # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub #
I am installing 11.04 on a Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H with an onboard GeForce9400. I'm trying to turn this into an XBMC htpc. I'm not using xwindows or anything like that. Going straight to console for now. I'm experiencing the GRUB Black/Blank screen. I just don't know what else to try...
1. I've changed the kernel boot options, i.e. nomodeset 2. I've toggled the GRUB_GFXMODE=640x680 line 3. I've remembered GRUB-UPDATE 4. I can get into GRUB menu using SHIFT at bootup, messing around with settings and CLI there 5. I started with default nvidia drivers (not good), and then installed nvidia-current - that works better. 6. At the blank screen, I can hit ALT-F1 into console/tty fine. 7. If I use nosplash --verbose, I get a long wait with a blank screen, then the last bits of the bootup log and the login prompt. 8. And stuff I've forgot I've done....
Now what I really can't understand is that I have XBMC installed AND working beautifully. I can set XBMC to autorun with no trouble at all. It's just the period between bios and XBMC that it all goes dark. When I quit XBMC, I get a blinking cursor, which I can F1 to the console. What is it with GRUB??? What am I missing? Why is this so difficult? I COULD live with it, but its just not right, and I want to get it right.
i have 2 hard drives connected to sata ports randomly on my motherboard ( i didnt do it in any order )
1. Western digital 500GB - Windows 7 2. Seagate 500GB - Linux HDD - had ubuntu 10.04 on it before suse
Ok basically, ive been trying distro's by installing them on my linux HD, my favourite is ubuntu, but i wanted to see what else is out there so i tried out OpenSUSE, and with suse i unfortantly came across many problems with grub-legacy, and i solved that eventually by changing my boot hard disk in BIOS to the seagate, and installing grub on that Ive never had a grub issue in the past using ubuntu, only with suse Then i decided to go back to ubuntu because everything just works and i like .deb packages, so i installed 10.10 32Bit
Everything went fine, chose default install options, formatted the Seagate drive, and installed to the seagate, HD changedt the boot drive to the western digital in BIOS ( were ubuntu likes to install grub in the past ) booted fine, installed fine, grub showed fine, booted to linux then i went back to windows for a day of gaming and fun, i just rebooted about 30 minutes ago to play with linux, and i cant access the grub menu my pc goes to the POST screen and then were grub should show, i get a blank screen and the pc just reboots to the POST constantly this problem has never happened with ubuntu, ive had 10.10 before, this is all started after removing opensuse
ive tried F8 and booting from both drives, the seagate i just get a white underline for ages and nothing happens and i cant boot to windows on the WD Im currently on my livecd im using the 11.04 livecd, all my cds arent labelled, so i have no idea which is which, i just chucked one in to get a browser, but i gotta say natty 11.04 IS AWSOME
I recently wanted to install ubuntu 11.04 on my computer (which had vista on it and I wanted to just completely wipe that out). After the install I noticed that my monitor would not receive signal during boot (I heard the little drum noise but my monitor said no signal). So I tried following these instructions (which have worked in the past): [URL]
but when I boot the computer I don't have a GRUB menu! It just automaically starts booting ubuntu 11.04. Is this because that is the only OS I have installed? Did I do something wrong? What can I do to fix the problem?
I've just installed ubuntu 9.10 from a live cd on to a 2nd HDD, with vista on the 1st. When I turn my PC on GRUB comes up and I can select ubuntu or vista, vista works but when I try to boot ubuntu the screen goes black with a small flashing underscore in the top left and then just goes completely black, nothing else happens after this. I've tried reinstalling from the live cd but when I go install nothing happens and the screen goes black again. When I was installing I changed the boot to something like scsi?
My PC's specs are: Dell inspiron 531 HDD1: Ubuntu(300GB) HDD2: Vista(1TB) OS Windows vista Graphics card. ATI radeon HD 4700 series
I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 10.10 on a computer with 5x 1.5 TB HDDs. I went through the process of partitioning the five hard drives into three partitions each:
sd*0 is a 300MB partition for /boot, RAID1, 2 active, 3 spare sd*1 is a 500MB partition for swap, RAID1, 2 active, 3 spare sd*2 is a 1.5TB partition for /, RAID5+LVM, 5 active, 0 spare. md0 is the raid1 on sd*0 md1 is the raid1 on sd*1 md2 is the raid2 on sd*2
During the install, everything seemed to work fine with the formatter, but the installation ended in error. I booted into rescue mode and found that though all the drives were U (in /proc/mdstat), it was resyncing. I let this run (overnight) and the next day, jumped back in and installed the OS successfully.
However, after installing GRUB, when the installation process asked me to reboot, the system came back up with a blank screen (blank, save for a blinking cursor) and didn't move from there. I am thinking that the problem is GRUB, since I can boot into the main LVM partition via the rescue option on the install cd. Here's what bugs me:
I am having the same problem, as soon as X tries to load my screen just goes blank. I have an ATI Radeon 9550. At first I tried switching between VGA and DVI as well but upon ruling that out, I switch to my on-board video card and that is working thus far, but I'm trying very hard to figure out a way to be able to switch back. Anyways I'll check back in later on if I have any new information I will post.
I have just updated to 10.04 on my Dell Insperon 8200 laptop, and all seems well with Linux.My problem is that although it shows in Grub Windows XP will not load. I just get a blank screen with a flashing cursor.I have tried to grub-mkconfig and grub-update, both of which reported successful results.However on reboot I still get a blank screen for windows.This was not an issue with 9.04 and 9.10.so I don't think it is the machine.
when trying to choose the Linux partition, I found that it would just hang at a blank screen. Looking further into the problem, I had booted with the Linux Rescue and checked the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. It appeared to be that the menu was set to hidden. I got rid of that line, and checked the boot arguments. It still had acpi=off set with the kernel and everything else seems to be in order. Root is set to root (hd0,2) which should be correct.
I bought a Intel DQ45CB LGA Q45 Micro ATX Motherboard and I am installing the 64 bit version of centos.
The install of Centos goes just fine. However when I first try to boot up, after post is done, I get a blank screen. I do not even get on the Grub screen. No access to any of the ttys. No access to anything, files, folders. I only get a blkinking cursor, no command prompt, nothing.
This happened with Centos 5.2 and 5.3
Just for the hell of it, I installed XEN Xitrix and I have no issues like that.
I installed CentOS 5.5 last night using the DVD ISO (from a USB drive thanks to the Universal USB Installer). I selected the Server and Virtualization packages, and finished the install all the way through. At the end, the installer asked me to remove any installation media and reboot the system. After rebooting, the system hangs on a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner that does not accept text. This is before the GRUB screen appears. For partitioning, I created a 4GB swap partition on sdb and a 16GB ext3 partition on sda, mounted at /, with the remaining free space on sdb mounted at /storage.
Does anyone know why this system is hanging before the GRUB menu?
I'm dualbooting Slackware and Gentoo on my homeserver. Some weeks ago I built grub with a slackbuild-script, it was the new version of grub but it did not install properly. Since then I could only boot Slackware but not Gentoo. Today I tried to install grub from the Gentoo-partition (I chrooted to Gentoo). This did not work due to an errormessage of grub that "stage1 could not be read".
Afterwards I tried to install lilo, this failed at first attempt, but the with some warnings lilo executed. When I rebooted after the lilo-install, I had grub again at the bootscreen without the option to boot Gentoo. I decided that I have to clean the mbr of /dev/sda and found a solution with the dd command. Here my
Fortunately I have a second disk /dev/sdb in the server and have now installed the bootloader on the mbr of /dev/sdb. But in the long run I want to change this.
I have two hard-drives. The first, C: (sda1) has Windows 7 x64 installed on it. The second hard-drive, D: (sdb1), was partitioned when I installed Ubuntu 10.04 into two separate partitions: NTFS and Ext3.
I wanted to remove the Ext3/Ubuntu partition and reclaim that space (i.e. completely remove Ubuntu). I did NOT install using Wubi. I booted up Win7 x64, went into Disk Management, right-clicked the D: partition corresponding to the Ext3 filesystem (shows up as unrecognized in Disk Management), and opted to delete the volume. I then right-clicked on the NTFS D: partition, and opted to Extend the Volume to reclaim the previously partitioned space.
When I rebooted, I ended up with the following error:
error: no such device: f81368be-ea53-43d2-b8de-bb52b5ac322c. grub rescue>
I cannot get beyond this screen. Rebooting always puts me at the grub rescue prompt. I have looked at the HOWTO: Purge and Grub Rescue Prompt threads, but was not able to understand the instructions and am therefore asking for your help. However, I was able to install the boot script as those threads suggest, and here is my results.txt:
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #2 for /boot/grub.
I have a dual boot Vista/ Kubuntu and my vista SP2 has made both my vista and kubuntu unable to boot completely. I've been through many steps to recover vista but no restore point works and such so I am going to use my Toshiba recovery partition to reinstall but what I'm wondering is if after I do that will the grub loader be affected and give me the error 22? The two are on separate partitions and I've been meaning to get rid of Kubuntu from my laptop since I have it on my pc
When i use my computer (whether it's going online, typing, playing a flash game, or coding) I get these "Black Flashes" that are becoming longer and more frequent. A "Black Flash" is when my computer screen turns blank (but you can still see the backlight) and i have to press the NUMpad ENTER button, shake my mouse furiously, or click my mouse, which sometimes causes undesired actions, but gets me my screen back. sometimes the Black Flashes last a milisecond or 5 seconds or i have to hold the power button and restart because it won't come back on.
I installed Backtrack 4 and it is set up as a dual boot with my Windows 7 x64 bit. I want to uninstall Backtrack because I am going to put it on a different computer. The problem is - I can't do it. My laptop is an Asus K61IC, and it doesn't come with an installation CD, because the OS was factory installed. It comes with a recovery wizard instead, which gives me the options to 1) recover to first partition only, 2) recover to entire HD, and 3) recover to entire HD with 2 partitions. Because of Grub and it asking for me to choose what operating system to boot when I start my computer, when I recover Windows 7 to the entire HD and try to boot, it gives me Grub error 22. I need to fix my MBR so that the grub menu is also deleted and all of Backtrack 4 is removed, actually letting me back onto my Windows 7. I need a way to delete the Linux partition, and fix the MBR, but I don't know how to do that because I don't have an installation disk.
I recently swapped a hard drive from another computer I was using.The previous computer had nVidia video card (i think it was 9500? something like that), and the new computer has an ATI Radeon 4200 HD video card. Now, when I boot it up on my new comp using the same hard drive, I get a black screen and my monitor just switches from digital, analog, hdmi. I'm guessing that the video card drivers are still installed, but I cannot switch back the hard drive since my other comp is far away from where I live. If I boot up with ubuntu CD however, it loads fine.
I have many important files on the previous install though, and I'm not sure how to get to it. I wouldnt mind reinstalling ubuntu as long as I can get those files back.
Is there a known problem with the Lubuntu 10.10 image here? I have downloaded it to two different computers, then burned the images to two different blank CD's (different brands) and neither loads. Both only get as far as the Lubuntu menu, once ENTER is pressed at that point to load the LiveCD, a blank screen eventually appears with a flashing cursor at the upper left of the screen, that's it. They were both burned using the slowest burn speeds available.
like any other Linux newb, I came to Ubuntu because my Windows crashed one time too many. And I chose Ubuntu because "it just works". But these past few days that hasn't been true. I'm posting this from a netbook with Ubuntu, and am having no problems whatsoever, but normally I use an Acer Aspire 5920G laptop. I'll include the specs as written on the sticker:
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250 (1.5GHz etc) * Up to 1024 MB Nvidia Geforce 8600M GS Turbocache * 2 GB DDR2
Let me know if you need more details, and I'll add them later. Now, what happened was I clicked "hibernate" while leaving Firefox open. (I've done this hundreds of times, no problem) And when I went to turn it back on the next day there were weird graphical glitches in the loading screen, and it booted to the "tty1" prompt screen. I did a lot of googling and found quite a few posts about it, but the solutions either didn't work, or I didn't understand them. After trying several different suggestions from this forum and others, I managed to delete the graphics drivers. That enabled me to boot in low graphics mode, and naturally, I tried a whole bunch of things to make it work properly again. That only made it worse. Now it went straight from the loading screen to just blanking out and turning the display off. So, I tried new things. Over and over. The weird thing is even when I disconnected my harddrive and ran from a Live USB, the problem persisted. Could there be an issue with the graphics card itself? Anyway, after reconnecting the harddrive I tried to boot again. And it suddenly worked. Even HDMI to my bigger screen worked.
I'm trying to test out using xubuntu 10.04 on my one computer and keep getting a black/blank screen after selecting the 'try' menu option.Is there a way to fix this?I have tried some of settings via F6 with no luck.
FYI -The CD works fine as I have tested it on other machines.The version I am trying is xubuntu x86 (although I have tried ubuntu 10.04 x86 with similar results).I can Alt+Ctrl+F1 fine and get to the cmd prompt
I fixed this issue on 10.04, but just recently (1 hour ago) upgraded to 10.10 and am having the same issue. Machine boots fine, but the screen is blank for most of the boot, and plymouth is up for about a half second before I get to the login screen.I've tried searching the threads, but for the life of me I can't find the solution and can't remember what I did to fix it on Lucid.
I've just installed Ubuntu after my windows os became completely infested with trojans and viruses. How do I get rid off windows? I can't get rid off the viruses because I can't install an anitvirus for some reason. It's still there when I start up the computer. I don't think I'm using grub, though I'm not completely sure. Is there a way to verify this? On a similar note, can the trojans and virus affect on windows affect ubuntu?
I have been running 10.04 quite successfully, when I upgraded to 10.10, I have a problem with the newer kernels. If I let it boot into the latest one 2.6.35-23, I get the Ubuntu 10.10 splash screen for a second then a blank screen, same with 2.6.35-22. I have to run with 32-25 to get it to load the gui.
I have an AMD Sempron 2800, 1.6GHz pc, but I'm not sure if it's running 64bit.
I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 very smoothly for a while now. Decided to upgrade to 11.04 - managed to corrupt the hard disk the first time by letting the laptop hibernate part of the way through but reinstalled from a live CD of 11.04 and it's now working except for this issue.
If I shut the screen on my laptop (or press the screen off button) either the screen won't come back on or it will but frozen (I can move the mouse but not click on anything etc.) In this state music continues to play (from spotify under wine) and if I press my hibernate shortcut (power button) the computer hibernates, only to wake into the same situation. I've got a Dell Latitude D520, upgraded to a bigger hard disk and more ram - the ubuntu partition has 50gb. Windows is working fine.
Edit: I noticed a sticky thread which includes something about a blank screen but I think this is a different issue?
i have just put a Geforce 7300 GT graphic card into my machine the problem is the max resolution I can get is 1024x768 at 60 hz the screen is a benq fp71g+. also the screen goes blank when i click on the display icon in system settings. i know that the screen can be run at 1280x1024 so I don?t know where the problem is.
my Setup is Fedora 14 x64 + radeon hd 4830 i've downloaded .run package from ati site with latest driver for x64 systems. installed it, but didn't edited grub.conf becouse i didn't understood anything there (probably didn't spent enough time to get things understand) Now i've lost possibility to enter my Fedora system. during boot it lost it's modern blue boot screen (with filling drop), it was replaced by standard old boot screen with triple-color stripe. after this boot screen monitor start blinking going on and off. and on last step i'm getting "Fedora 14 boot bla bla bla something" on screen. nothing works except Ctrl+Alt+Delete. system reboots showing successful daemons shutting sequence. How can i edit grub menu from initial grub screen is it possible to it's own 'e' option or 'c' from grub command line?