View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lucid Blank Screen Flashing Cursor

May 28th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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. Any ideas?

June 1st, 2010, 04:54 AM
i got the same symptom with IBM Thinkpad T60.

July 8th, 2010, 12:24 AM
I have the same problem and I'm unable to boot from an install disk either. All I get is the black screen with a flashing cursor.

July 25th, 2010, 02:58 PM
There is an actual "blinking cursor" bug. Might be fixed by now, I'm fairly sure I saw it listed amongst the known issues of the release notes on the ubuntu site wiki

July 26th, 2010, 03:08 AM
I just tried to install Ubuntu, and it failed while installing grub. When I boot the system, I get a blinking cursor. Perhaps your grub is broken?

July 26th, 2010, 03:58 AM
I have the same blinking cursor on startup, which is then followed by a VERY quick command line error message that's so fast, all I see are "ERROR" and "bug (?)". Then the system finishes booting.