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HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 08:22 PM
This Video Explains my Issue: http://youtu.be/lhZwVz_waeM
Last weekend I installed Ubuntu with the same disk in the video, worked perfectly. after a few days i decided to switch back to windows XP which i had the disk with me as well, Due to (Too Many) Issues, i'm switching back to Ubuntu, But when i Re-Install It does the same thing no matter how hard i try (Look in Video). If anyone could help me, it would be mighty appreciated :confused:

23dornot23d
February 25th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Does Ubuntu still run ok from the CD ..... when you boot from it .....

The thing is with the black screen at start - it probably is not detecting the graphics card
as it should .....

either hold the shift key down as it boots up or try pressing esc repeatedly ......

to get grub to come up .....

How do you boot it from the CD do you use the nomodeset option ?

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 08:37 PM
The CD will boot fine when i ask it to do so from the Start up "F12" Menu.
And ill try the Shift Key Method, ill reply back when possible

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Shift didnt do anything. and Escape starts to make a loud beep sound whenever i press it

23dornot23d
February 25th, 2012, 08:42 PM
What graphics card is in the computer , is it Nvidia or Ati ..... ?

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 08:56 PM
All i know is that its Intel Centrino Duo with 954GM Video Controller.. I think its Nvidia

23dornot23d
February 25th, 2012, 09:06 PM
When you installed linux

How much room did you allocate for Linux and did you leave the existing windows on the machine ?

What size hard drive is in it too .... 60 Gig or bigger ?

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 09:09 PM
I removed Windows. And the only drive i could install it on had 80 GB.

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Drives



Primary hard drive : 100 GB

Processor



Processor type : Intel Core Duo
Processor speed : 2 GHz

josephmills
February 25th, 2012, 09:21 PM
could you please boot a live cd thn use it as a LIVE(TRY) one.
then open terminal and enter

lspci -nn | grep VGA
then please paste that here. thanks

HydroCity
February 25th, 2012, 09:26 PM
could you please boot a live cd thn use it as a LIVE(TRY) one.
then open terminal and enter

lspci -nn | grep VGA then please paste that here. thanks

Can you explain how to do that?

23dornot23d
February 25th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Try to reinstall it again - my advice - just so we know its installed ok
and watch for any errors on the install

Allocate .....

40 Gig root (ext4) - 4 Gig swap - the rest as /home (ext4)

Boot Install on sda if its your only drive.

Let me know if this is what you would like to do - as the situation at the moment seems
we cannot check anything easily .... and a quick re-install could fix things ....

It takes around 30 mins to do .... then let me know what the situation is ......

I just want to ensure we have a good install then we can go from there.


Beat me to it .... ( can check it all out ) .... but if it worked once before for the user it
should really work again .... unless ( The install CD is naff - or it did not install properly )

Can spend some time tracking down if it is just a graphics problem though ..
but difficult to sort from the LiveCD .... and a fresh install may solve it ....

josephmills
February 25th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Can you explain how to do that?

1) insert cd(ubuntu) into computer
2) boot the cd from the bios
3)choose TRY ubuntu
4)press ctrl+alt+t (this will open terminal)
5) enter in code above
6) open firefox or whatever browser is installed aka firefox
7) paste what the output in the terminal says.
8) Please keep running on live cd
9) enter
sudo fdisk -l
10) paste the out out here
hope that this helps
joseph

josephmills
February 25th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Try to reinstall it again - my advice - just so we know its installed ok
and watch for any errors on the install

Allocate .....

40 Gig root (ext4) - 4 Gig swap - the rest as /home (ext4)

Boot Install on sda if its your only drive.

Let me know if this is what you would like to do - as the situation at the moment seems
we cannot check anything easily .... and a quick re-install could fix things ....

It takes around 30 mins to do .... then let me know what the situation is ......

I just want to ensure we have a good install then we can go from there.


Beat me to it .... ( can check it all out ) .... but if it worked once before for the user it
should really work again .... unless ( The install CD is naff - or it did not install properly )

Can spend some time tracking down if it is just a graphics problem though ..
but difficult to sort from the LiveCD .... and a fresh install may solve it ....

hi there sorry I must have been posting while you where this sounds like a great idea ):P

ahiung
February 25th, 2012, 11:40 PM
I KNOW THAT !!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY!

This incident happened in my small laptop year ago.
The thing is...you really need to clean reinstall your Ubuntu, delete all partition as clean as you can.

THIS WILL LET YOU ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER FOR (DEPENDS) TIME.
Sometimes it will let you access it untill you open a browser, sometimes it will let you access it untill you write something in wordpad or something.
AFTER THAT.....YOU WILL OUT OFF THE DESKTOP and lead you to DOS screen.
like this

askdhfjkjasf
sdhfjasfhas
kjhsalkfjasklfjaslkdf
sahjflksajflksdajfsa
\salkfklsajf
sahjfasjfd
something@user: Login
Enter your ID
Enter your Password

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR DESKTOP?
When you reboot and goes to the blinking _ screen
press between F1 to F3 or F4 as fast as many times as you can.
sometimes it will stuck in DOS screen and sometimes it lead you to desktop.

HOW I GOT THIS PROBLEM?
I DON'T KNOW! maybe the LXDE messed up my system.