Ubuntu Installation :: Boots To Blank Screen With Cursor?

Apr 25, 2010

I am a complete Linux newbie and I tried installing the latest release candidate (10.04) as a dual boot with Windows XP. The install seemed to go fine and it said it needed to reboot to finish the install. It rebooted and then displayed a series of errors on a DOS-like screen (which I wish I wrote down). When I realized that it was definitely hung, I then held the power button to shut it off. After that, all it does is boot to up to a blank/black screen with a cursor.The box is old and I was actually going to throw it away, but I figured this was a good opportunity to give Linux a try. At this point, I'm willing to go to either Windows or Ubuntu... I don't really care which. I actually just want to recover some files on the box

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Ubuntu Installation :: After Installation Automatically Boots Into A Black Screen With Blinking Cursor?

Jun 24, 2010

Problem-PC automatically boots into a black screen with blinking cursor. No message or nothing

I have 4 HD. Primary drive has Windows Vista, Secondary no OS installed. Sata1 HD Ubuntu 10.04, Sata2 Windows 7. Prior to installing windows 7 all was perfect but once I did it, grub got all screwed up. The only way I can boot into grub is if I manually select my Sata1 which has Ubuntu on it and only then it allows me to select Linux or Windows OS. How can I change that so it can boot up normally as before? I'm assuming that grub was installed in the primary drive which has vista on it, but once I installed windows 7 it got deleted and when I tried reinstalling Ubuntu, the grub was not installed in the primary drive.

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I recently did an upgrade over the internet from the previous version 10.04. After everything required was downloaded and installed, I rebooted. Now, the system only displays a blank screen after a quick flash of "Ubuntu 10.10".

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Aug 16, 2010

My next door neighbor has a dell Optiplex gx270 and wanted Ubuntu installing.
Hardware:
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I tried the live cd and it froze on bootup, so I thought it might not be enough ram as the case sticker said 512mb ram. So I booted the minimum install cd and installed ubuntu desktop on it and then rebooted, when it boots i get grub and then screen will either do 1 of 2 things.
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I have tried updating the BIOS, adding i915.modeset=0 to grub, didn't work either. Also couldn't find the xorg.conf under /etc/X11 to change driver to vesa. After several reboots atleast 30 since the check disk think showed and then it froze again. it booted correctly so I tried the latest intel driver from xorg edgers ppa. Rebooted and still the same thing happens. tried 2 different installs now and get same results. I have had to put winxp on it so he can atleast use it, but this will run out in 30 days unless he decides to buy it.

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May 28, 2010

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Aspire One netbook, but everytime while booting, I am stuck at a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I've tried reinstalling but to no help. I've also tried installing 9.10, which will boot, then upgrading to 10.04 which then produces the same problem.

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Jun 4, 2010

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Aug 7, 2010

I have a desktop with AMD Sempron 3000+, 1.2GB RAM, VIA S3G Unichrome Pro IGP, VIA SATA RAID controller based disks, PS/2 mouse and keyboard running Windows XP. Wanted to move to years ago favourite (linux based systems), I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 for i386 and am trying to install both using CD as well as USB. After the Ubuntu start-up menu for installation, I select install Ubuntu option, turn off 'quiet' so that I can see what happens. The screen goes blank dark with a flashing cursor at the top.

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Jul 9, 2011

My new PC fails boot when having my IDE DVD drive connected. If the drive is removed the OS boots up without any issue. Once the PC is powered ON, the grub menu shows up, but when Ubuntu 10.10 is selected I get a blank screen with a blinking cursor on the top left corner and I have only option to force shutdown the CPU.ON selecting windows 7 i'm able to boot successfully and use the DVD drive without any problems.

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Sep 23, 2010

I have installed it from usb as the cd installation failed at the point where you decide which type of installation you want (lamp or samba, etc)the installation completed but when booting nothing happens, only a black screen with a blinking cursor. pressing the shift key or any other keys doesn't work.strangely when i boot from the usb flash drive again (and not from the hard drive) the server does boot and asks for the user name and password!i have chosen the guided lvm partition with 20% reserved for system files.my machine is an athlon xp 2GHz (32bit), 1GB, SATA hard drive, nvidia 6600 graphicsmy guess is that its a problem with grub and lvm.

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Dec 4, 2009

when I fired up the installer, after asking to test the media (which I skipped) and starting up the actual installer (anakonda, akonadi, whatever the name was, can't remember now and too lazy to look it up), it seemed to start up fine, except I couldn't get the wizard to show up. I did see the cursor, and occasionally I would get the "searching for storage devices" message (I restarted it a few times to see if I would get it working), but nothing. I also tried random key presses (namely F12,F1-F4), and after some time got a message saying that I had to enter the root password, so I presumably got to the root password screen blind...? (meaning that the installer apparently is ther, I just don't see it?)

After several restarts, though, I managed to get the wizard visible (just luck?), so I went ahead with it, but apparently I messed it up, when I rebooted I didn't get the screen visible again, after some random keypresses I got to the login prompt but I obviously hadn't created any accounts, so :/ I tried booting from the DVD to the rescue mode and manually adduser-ing from the console, but when I tried logging on, it would just come up with some kinda bluetooth-related error message and then hang on there with only the background image on the screen. I didn't try the basic video driver thingy yet because this didn't seem like a video driver issue (well, not entirely anyways), and I need my 3D acceleration, so...

Basically, I'd be glad if anyone knows what's up with the installer, and if it's not fixable as such, would installing with the basic video driver and then installing the proprietary drivers afterwards be all right? Sorry for the wall-of-text, though, it's just one of those days, it's bedtime and I get carried away...

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Mar 11, 2011

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Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M520 @2.40Ghz
BIOS: A1674IMS Ver 1.0L

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May 1, 2010

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Aug 4, 2011

Just curious if there is any sort of issues with Ubuntu and JBOD assignments. I had my 2 500GB hdd's as JBOD through my mobo BIOS/RAID Config and it didn't like it. It installed just fine and showed the hard drives separately. I really didn't think anything of it so I continued on.After the install completed successfully, and I rebooted the system, it came to a blank screen with a blinking cursor and wouldn't continue on. So I tried restarting a few times, no luck. Finally I was like "okay screw this, going to install with no RAID setup or JBOD setup." (had RAID issues last night. rabble rabble) Removed RAID configurations and BAM started right up..S. Semi-new to Linux/Ubuntu. Know the basics and what not, just not some of the more advanced stuff.Edit: Okay, so I restarted my computer and removed my USB drive (which I had installed Ubuntu from) and it didn't boot. So it was NOT an issue with JBOD. Guess I'll look for a resolution for that, though.

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Apr 15, 2011

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:

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* Up to 1024 MB Nvidia Geforce 8600M GS Turbocache
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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.

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Mar 1, 2011

Something plagues my Ubuntu box since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 - I end up with a blank screen while booting. I use an Asus F81SE Notebook, and Dual Boot with Windows XP. Everything worked fine with Ubuntu 10.04.

When I start my notebook after the upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, I come to Grub, and when I select the latest kernel available, the hard disk LED blinks for a second, turns off ... and nothing happens any more. There is just a blinking text cursor.

As I upgraded from the previous Ubuntu version, there was an older kernel left (2.6.32-26-generic), which boots up fine.

I run 64 Bit on an Intel T4200 CPU. Booting the Live CD brings me to the purple screen with the open source logo at the bottom. I tried 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions of Ubuntu 10.10.

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Apr 10, 2011

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Feb 9, 2010

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Apr 8, 2010

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Jun 23, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, which is installed to a second hard drive on my desktop. Earlier this afternoon, there were two 10 second power outages in my neighborhood. The first caused the system to restart with no effect, but after the second outage Ubuntu no longer boots properly. The problem is this: When I boot, I get to the grub screen. I have tried choosing four different options (the most recent kernel, a slightly older kernel, and the recovery mode of each). For each, kernel begins loading, but at a certain point the input to the monitor dries up, and after a few seconds the monitor enters standby mode. When I boot into recovery mood, the last message I see before the screen goes blank includes "udev starting version 151" followed by three lines that read "assuming [something that I can't read before the screen goes blank]." The computer itself remains on, but I have no way of knowing exactly what it is doing.

There seems to be no hardware damage as I can boat into Vista, and I can also boot into 10.04 from a USB. I've used fsck to check the partitions on my hard drive and the test came up clean for all of them. Since I only installed 10.04 a week ago, I could just copy the handful of useful files I have to my external drive and re-install, but I'd like to get some experience troubleshooting this problem. My first assumption is some kind of problem with the video drivers or GUI.

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Mar 22, 2010

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Feb 5, 2010

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Feb 7, 2011

Running 10.04 as the only OS on a HP desktop - been running fine for months. Did an update - probably hadn't done one for a couple of months - may be a red herring. The system appeared to crash while inactive. Trying to boot - I get the Ubuntu 10.04 screen for a short while then it goes to blank screen with a flashing cursor at the top - occasionally it will give me an error that /home is not ready - skip or manual fix. I have sda1 = ext4 root

sda2 = swap
sda3 = ext4 home
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I removed sdb1 from fstab as initially it was complaining about this drive not being ready. The error switched to complaining about /home. I am able to mount both of those filesystems with no problem manually. I ran mke3fs on /home (I forgot the -n parameter! but no problem as I have good backups) - same error - complains about /home not being available at boot even though I can always manually mount it from live cd or manual recovery. I can rebuild this system - and I may as it was upgraded from 9.10 - I may do a fresh 10.04, but I would like to fix the boot problem in case something like this happens again when I actually care about fixing it.I recreated the grub2 configs - I don't have the command to hand, something like: sudo update-grub --root-directory=/mnt/boot/grub /dev/sda

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Jul 5, 2011

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Feb 22, 2010

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I have seen the boot logs and it shows a warning:

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I want to remove this package using yum, but when I try to do it using "yum remove" it shows 95 packages that would be uninstalled with it. I don't want to remove those packages as it has some that I use like Konversation.

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Feb 22, 2010

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