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masmithrpg
July 23rd, 2008, 01:05 PM
First off, let me say that i don't know if this is an Ubuntu problem or not, but i thought i would start here.

I have a dual boot machine win xp home/ unbuntu 8.04.

I have had on a couple occasions where i can not boot up into ubuntu. It will just lock up during the boot process. Sometimes, it doesn't even get to the GRUB(i think) menu to select op sys.

I have noticed that when this happens(mostly after hours of trying to get ubuntu to boot) that if i boot to xp, then restart, ubuntu will load.

Any ideas?

thanks
Mike

Heinzelotto
July 23rd, 2008, 01:41 PM
if it locks up _before_ Grub is even starting, it looks like a hardware defect.
does your bios perform a POST (power-on self test) every time it boots? does it state anything useful?
Does it really lock up? Did you try to let it run a while?