I'm completely new in the ubuntu scene but was very positively surprised after I played with the live demo of Ubuntu 12.04 that I booted from my USB.
However, when I wanted to go from play to actual use (so install it locally on my notebook) I got a problem.
my Sony Viao FZ21M (with nVidia 8400M GT graphical card) doesn't boot from the HDD.
What happens? I get a purple screen for a couple of seconds, then my screen turns off and the computer just freezes. If I boot in secure mode I get plenty of text output. The last lines are something like this:
I have read many forum threads on 'failed booting' but I don't find the issue.
Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
HEST: Table not found.
PCI: Ignoring host bridge windows from ACPI; if necessary, use "pci=use_crs" and report a bug
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (domain 0000 [bus 00-ff])
pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 1000-107f claimed by ICH6 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region 1180-11bf claimed by ICH6 GPIO
Here is some information you probably need.
- I first installed ubuntu 12.04 32bit alone on my pc, when I had this issue I thought it might have to do with grub.
- Then I installed windows 8 first (to make use of its bootloader), but after installing Ubuntu next to it, the same problem stays
- in live mode (booted from USB), my graphical card wasn't recognized, so my resolution stayed on 1024. I read topics on how to install the nvidia driver, but didn't do that yet as I thought it was nonsense to do in a temporary live environment.
Can somebody help me into the world of Ubuntu?
I guess the problem lies or with the booting (grub), or with my graphical card.