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    Can't boot into desktop

    Hey everybody,

    I'm unable to boot into Linux Mint after some updates. I'm a noob with Linux Mint so please help!
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Shadius; H i!

    Just as a guess, a proprietary graphics driver broke in the updates ?
    Try and see if you can boot up with the "system" graphics driver using the "nomodeset" boot parameter.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    maybe yes
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Okay, I'm trying to boot from my Ubuntu Live USB but it's just staying on the Ubuntu loading screen.
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Shadius; Welp,

    Could be a lot of things.
    Check the easier things 1st.
    Are you certain boot options in bios are correct to boot the liveUSB ?
    Is the liveUSB known good ? , Can you boot that liveUSB in a different machine ?

    In your install what results when you attempt to boot up in "recovery mode" from the grub boot menu ?

    We got to boot something linux from some where to even have a means to find out where/what the problem is.

    even after all these years, it still comes
    back to a Command Line Interface
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    Shadius; Welp,

    Could be a lot of things.
    Check the easier things 1st.
    Are you certain boot options in bios are correct to boot the liveUSB ?
    Is the liveUSB known good ? , Can you boot that liveUSB in a different machine ?

    In your install what results when you attempt to boot up in "recovery mode" from the grub boot menu ?

    We got to boot something linux from some where to even have a means to find out where/what the problem is.

    even after all these years, it still comes
    back to a Command Line Interface
    Okay, the BIOS is set to boot from USB. LiveUSB works, tested it on my Windows computer. Recovery Mode doesn't even show up. I get a bunch of code on the screen. I was going to do a clean reinstall because I have nothing of importance on the machine. I'm thinking of using DBAN to wipe the drive and then trying to do a clean install.
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    What graphics do you have in the computer? Do you know its specifics like AMD Radeon HD 7520G or what not?

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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Shadius; Hey,

    Not able to boot the live USB is not a good indication.

    Consider, if you can not boot the liveUSB, then there is also no means to (RE-)install !

    If you can not boot the known good liveUSB and bios is set up correctly to boot that USB, that leaves only 2 possibilities; and you still can not boot.
    1. Hardware problems
    2. bios is messed up. Might be worth considering resetting bios to defaults (??).

    As a maybe, on this particular machine, are you dual booting with Windows ?

    got to be a reason
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    No, I'm not dual booting. I managed to get to some screen (don't recall the name of it) by holding down Shift. I set it to "nomodeset" and "acpi=off". I'm checking the disc for errors and it says "errors found in 1 files! pool/main/u/ubuiquity-slideshow-ubuntu-oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu_58.2_all.deb:"

    I have no idea what this means!
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
    What graphics do you have in the computer? Do you know its specifics like AMD Radeon HD 7520G or what not?
    I do not know what kind of graphics the laptop has. Is there a way I can find out using the LiveUSB?
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    Re: Can't boot into desktop

    Run the following:
    lspci | grep VGA

    Code:
    shawn@shawn-Satellite-C75D-A:~$ lspci  | grep VGA
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8400]

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