Ubuntu :: Can't Find Any Boot Loader. Screen Black When Booting

May 7, 2011

I recently installed Win 7 in a 4 partition hardrive. sda1 was some recovery partition. sda2 said "System Reserved". sda3 was my ext4 ubuntu partition. sda4 was my win7 partition. When I installed win7 I could only boot to win7 so I got onto ubuntu's tut for recovering grub and I attempted to recover it and I think I failed. When I boot I just go to a black screen. I since then deleted my sda1 & sda2 partitions (I really hope system reserved was not needed.) I'm still not 100% sure how the bios knows to boot straight to grub when it boots. What is the first thing on the hard drive that a bios looks for?? Anyways, the only access I have to a functioning comp is through a 10.04 live cd.

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Ubuntu :: Loading Vista From Grub Loader - Black Screen With A Flashing Underscore Character

Jun 29, 2010

I installed Vista on my Acer 64-bit laptop first, then installed Ubuntu 9.10 in a dual-boot configuration. And when I start up my computer, Windows Vista is an option in the Grub menu. But when I use the grub loader to load Vista all I see is a black screen, with a flashing underscore character (it looks a lot like a terminal screen, waiting for input). The screen just stays like this, too - I timed it once, and 13 minutes later it was the same.

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May 19, 2009

For the first time, I booted up a Kubuntu live CD on a laptop (850 MHz, 40 GB HD, 256 MB RAM). Earlier releases (< 9.04) boot up fine but it does not. It hangs up right on the splash screen and I can view nothing but a blinking cursor on the console screen. The screen hangs when the loader reaches about 10% in the blue bar. No further information can be provided when there is just a blinking cursor at the console. The CPU shows no activity. The CD boots up fine on other computer. How do I go on installing Kubuntu? Is it a good option to use the Ubuntu Server CD and install all the Kubuntu desktop software on it once it is installed (Server edition is not live disk, and I do not have an alternate install CD)?

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Nov 3, 2010

I downloaded Fedora-14-i686-Live-Desktop.iso and used the Fedora liveusb-creator to put this on a 2GB USB stick. Everything seemed to have gone well and it said complete; however, when I try to boot from the USB stick, I get a black screen with a linux copyright notice at the top and it just stays at that screen forever. I tried this on two computers with the same results.

I'd previously tried with Ubuntu and had a similar issue, it would go to a purple (if I remember correctly) Ubuntu screen and it sat that forever.

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Dec 8, 2010

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Jan 2, 2011

Computer StatisticsiMac (Model No. A1225) Dual Boots Mac OS X Partition Layout/dev/sda1 = EFI /dev/sda2 = Macintosh HD (HFS Format with Journaling) Free Space (32 GB) I had the linux installation program automatically partition the free space into three partitions. I forget what they were, but I know they are correct.

I tried doing a rescue installation, and reinstalled it many times with different settings. I even tried a manual partition according to instructions from the internet and reinstalling the grub boot-loader onto different partitions. I have reinstalled it at least 5 times!

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Feb 2, 2011

After installing recommended updates for Ubuntu, Ubuntu would no longer boot from Windows Boot Loader. It looks like an error about some missing NTFS4 files briefly flashes on the screen.

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Feb 26, 2010

I have upgrade to the Lucid alphas. Just lately when I turn on the computer it appears to start ok but it will not go to the signon screen. It stops on a blank black screen with a curser top left corner. Pushing keys just seems to give a mixture of letters ,symbols and numbers nothing intelligible, how to fix this concern or at least how to get into safe mode so I can attempt to find the problem.

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Nov 22, 2010

I'm new using Ubuntu desktop and I made a mistake while reading a tutorial on shell. I used the bind ctrl + alt + Fx (in this case, F6) and I didn'tnow how to come back to my original desktop after that. So I did a hard reboot . Since, after booting I see the loading screen with Ubuntu writen on a purple background, but after that I get a black screen and I cannot type or do anything.I tried to log in in "safe mode" (or something like that) and it worked but I got a low screen resolution of course and after rebooting in normal mode it still doesn't work.

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Feb 1, 2011

I just downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook. Sometimes when i am start my netbook i boot to black screen. I can hear the loading music but the screen is just black. And when i press the powerbutton to close the computer and turn it on again, then sometimes i can see the screen and everything is working. and sometimes it is working just fine.

When i have my usb mouse and usb wireless network thingy it seems to have a hard time booting, but when i unplug my usb mouse and network thingy it boots just nice.

It would be nice if i could turn on the power and then the netbook would just startup and show me a screen, and didnt have to unplug my usb things first...

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Mar 15, 2010

If I choose to boot Ubuntu, the splash screen appears, but right when the login screen should appear, I get nothing. This is how it started: While update manager was installing updates, I hit ALT+F2 to get to the TTY. I did this because ubuntu now refuses to mount any usb devices whatsoever. (for more on that, see this link: [URL] Once I got to TTY3 or whatever, I hit ALT + F7 to get back to the GUI. All I got was a black screen and a mouse. The computer froze and I restarted. All I have now after booting is a black, frozen screen. ALT + any F key to get to TTY doesn't work.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Black Screen During Booting Up?

Mar 30, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 in my old desktop, i.e. Compaq Evo D510 e-pc:

Intel Pentium 4 1.7Ghz
1GB 400Mhz RAM
80GB HDD
Intel 845G chipset board
Onboard 4X AGP Intel Video chipset
Onboard audio

The above is my setup and Ubuntu runs perfectly fine when it is being cold booted, i.e. I shut it down during the night and boot it in the morning, it boots perfectly fine. But while using, it suddenly freezes and I'm only able to move my mouse pointer and nothing else works on the screen. I tried doing the Ctrl+Alt+(F1/F2/...) but nothing works.

So when I restart it using the power switch, it goes into the black screen and nothing loads up. I'm stuck over here. And if I turn it off for around 30mins by removing the power plug, and then reboot it again, Ubuntu loads without any problem and runs for sometime, then again the same freezing problem happens and I have to wait for another 30mins to boot it up again.

I have a 28" monitor connected to it and it runs at 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution at 60Hz.

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Nov 8, 2010

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 64bit on my Windows7 64bit machine. I created the Ubuntu installation on a USB stick and when I run it live from the stick, it works fine. Under Windows7, I created a partition for Ubuntu, and after reboot run the installation off the USB stick. During installation, I pointed the installer to the partition I just created, and told it to use it as "/" (root - this is the part where I think I could have screwed up, but I am not sure). I want to have both Win7 and Ubuntu on that machine. I did not create the SWAP file as I don't think I'd need it (this is a 8Gb RAM 3Ghz i7 machine). The installation goes without any problem, but then I reboot...

When I restart after installation, and any time after that, I get to the grub screen that allows me to pick the system I want - and when I chose Win7, everything's fine. When I want to pick Ubuntu, or Ubuntu in recovery mode, the screen goes black, and after a short while it seems the monitor itself stops receiving any input from the computer, as it goes into standby. There is no error message, no restart of the computer, no message after I select Ubuntu and click enter. Nothing, just total blackness and despair, and a monitor in standby mode.

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Jan 11, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 (desktop edition) on my netbook (NB200), the installation worked fine, but when i restart i get a black screen with a blinking underscore on the top left corner. I don't have any options as any key that i press is just printed on the screen. (This happened with every version that I tried so far, even the netbook remixes).

If I don't press anything for some minutes, Ubuntu is finally starting, but without showing the Ubuntu loading screen in the process, like it did when I tried it with the USB.

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Jul 20, 2010

I have a laptop Toshiba a65 s-1067 and i just installed ubuntu 10.04 but after updating the files that update manager said i restarted the laptop but now its not booting the gui it just shows a black screen with text going then it apears the logo of ubuntu in dark red backround with some text that i cant read cuz it disapears fast.. after this the screen just goes blan (dark red) and presing ctrl + alt F1 or F8 or anything doesnt work generaly no key works.

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Aug 25, 2010

I have windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 in dual boot, I noticed that sometimes the ubuntu was not booting.

Right after I select the os in grub (ubuntu) the screen goes black with the blink cursor and nothing happens, that's all no messages it's stuck there forever.

Today, it does this every time I try to enter Ubuntu, it's just stuck there.

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Jul 17, 2011

I've just tried installing Ubuntu 10.04 on my powerpc. It installed fine, and booted first time ok, but since restarting it just seems to boot into a black screen. My monitor says 'going to sleep mode'

I don't think it's hanging on anything, as I can hear sounds if I play around with the keyboard. Could this be something to do with the resolution being too high? If so, can anyone tell me how I go about changing this?

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Oct 27, 2010

My disk partitions are as following:

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x58b258b2

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There already exist an os XP before my installing of ubuntu.When I installed my ubuntu 9.10, I selected to install grub2 on the logical partition sda7. But when I typed command sudo dd if=/dev/sda7 of=mbr bs=512 count=1, I found that the file mbr was eerily full of zero bytes. How does this happen? Or grub2 can't be installed on a logical partition? But it works very well along with win7 rather than XP.

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May 12, 2010

I can't seem to get Ubuntu to run on my old Dell Dimension 2300. It boots to a purple screen then it goes to a black screen with a load of writing nothing else happens after this screen. [URL] Could someone advise how I can get it to work?

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May 27, 2011

downloaded Fedora 15 Live CD and made a booting live CD with it , everything went Okbut after the first screen " automaticlly boot after 10 s " everything just went creepy and the contrast of my screen has become very very low , I was able to see that unity booted but I barely could see the icons without being able to see anything esle , just dark*darkthe same happened with the usb live version .Im having a " Mageia RC " installed in dual-boot with windows 7 and I have the same problem with it . which means, the distro is there but cannot be used cuz the contrast is very very low

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Jan 20, 2010

Fedora 12 64bit - hostKVMThrough difficulty and pain I succeeded update Fedora. However today when I boot the PC only a black screen resulted (gui booting). I can type on the black screen. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del reboots the PC.The PC is working. I have another HD running Windows Vista. oot without problem. I'm now running it posting this thread via IE.

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Mar 7, 2011

I am just new in Linux. Last week I install Linux Fedora12 into my notebook. The problem is sometime it come black screen when we want to start after booting. It also blank screen when want to tab to other properties in system. It is due to graphic card or else which the system used ATI Radeon.

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Apr 30, 2010

Yesterday I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 via Update Manager. But when the upgrade procedure was finished and I made a reboot, I only come to the Ubuntu logo appears for a second, then the screen turns completely black and nothing happens. I then have to reboot via the power button.

But I can get it working with so far no problem, by booting to the third option in the boot options list. In the list there are several options, something like this code...

Now the question is; what does this mean when there are several alternatives with the same name? What is the difference between alternative 1 and 3, other than 3 is working and 1 is not? Is there any problem running alternative 3 instead of 1, and if so how do I get it to boot from alternative 3 as standard?

If this is not the right way to do it, how can I figure out what the error is on alternative 1?

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Aug 27, 2010

i installed a program called start-up manager. i fiddled with the display settings cause on startup of the computer my boot screens and etc were out of wack placed halfway across the screen and really pixelated. after changing the resoloution i restarted and just after booting everything goes black and it comes up with the input signal is out of range. ive tried to run livecd or live usb i should say as its on a usb stick. and search for commands to repair my screen settings but cant. ive tried to run grub cause i heard its a repair console by pressing and holding shift it doesnt work ive tried to ctrl alt f2 and other commands during start up non of them work. they all just result in that message popping up.

there is no repair console for me to access during start up. i just want to roll back to before i did this when everything was working. also half the commands given on other threads come up with error messages saying commands were wrong and such. and ive also started up bios to try and change display settings for it to magically work so i can login and change my settings back and nothing happens. im using another computer at the moment to find results.

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Dec 31, 2010

What happened was, i used sticonfig to attempt to OC my graphics card, it all seemed to work well, then i put some stress on the card and got a 'black-ish' screen. No matter i though i will boot into text mode (How do you do it normally? The only reason i could was because i crashed my system and could choose recovery mode to then choose text based) and change it back to default and it will all be fine, woo... But apparently you need to be in X server for that command to take effect. ****...........

How do i get into text mode from booting up?
How can i fix this?!

I have tried looking in BIOS but there is nothing there. Have i just fried my card? (It was close to max settings - although only on full load for like 1 second) Could booting up normally, and just 'going in blind' work, like opening up terminal with a hotkey and just entering the command from there....

Ubuntu 10.10
PowerColor Radeon HD 5870
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Jan 24, 2011

I have ubuntu CD. When I try to install it inside the window through wubi installer. I choose install inside the window. After installing when computer reboots. I got two option. When I choose ubuntu for boot. After 5-6 seconds a black screen appears like command and installation stopped here. {This screen is full of lines, somthing like...Kvasprintf..//.... acpi,,??//. It says lots of about ACPI. What should I do. When I boot through ubuntu cd, same problem arrives. I am new to ubuntu.}

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Dec 8, 2010

I turned on my Acer laptop and during bootup it seemed normal. After it passed the blue Acer logo, all I could see is a black screen and a black cursor outlined in white in the shape of an X. Thinking it would be a one time thing, I turned it off again.it still was a black screen.

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Jan 29, 2011

After dual booting into Windows to play Mass Effect 2, I hit the windows key by mistake, and the screen quickly turned black! Since then, I couldn't boot into Fedora, nor Windows; not even Fedora's linux rescue. I see the GRUB, I hit enter on any one of the two options, and all I see is a black screen!

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Feb 23, 2011

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