Last edited by JGeZau; April 11th, 2013 at 04:56 PM.
Hi. I've tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my old laptop via live usb. Unfortunately it just hangs up after the grub screen. After a long time troubleshooting I used Boot Repair. Sadly, it didn't work and I've been directed here to seek further advice. Thanks in advance and here is the URL I was told to post here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5699736/
It's probably something glaringly obvious but I don't have a lot of experience with this sort of thing.
How old is system?, What video card? If you have booted grub and get menu, it just may be video issues.
Have you tried recovery mode which is in submenu or manually added nomodeset?
Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
Here's some additional info:
-My laptop is an Acer Aspire 7730 with Mobile Intel Graphics
-Also, when I disable the quiet splash screen I get an bunch of error messages that say "AE_ALREADY_EXISTS". I can send a picture of the screen if you think it would help.
I have seen threads on different models of Intel graphic chips. There is only one open source Intel driver and Intel supports it well.
Some other settings & some just use generic setting to at least boot:
- Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0 newer: i915.i915_enable_rc6=1
- nVidia: nomodeset
- Generic: xforcevesa or nouveau.modeset=0
- Radeon: radeon.modeset=0
Had some trouble booting in to windows 7, so have been trying to repair boot loader using this wonderful tool but not had much luck.
ive run the recommended repairs but alas that has not worked. it pointed me here with this lovely url
any and all assistance much appreciated
Your link did not work but this did?
You seem to only have one large NTFS partition with Windows 7. Boot-Repair updated the MBR, but with Windows that is about all it can do. You have to have a Windows repair CD for your version of Windows. Often chkdsk is all that is needed. You show both old XP boot files & Windows 7 files but script shows you have them but cannot tell if damaged.
If you have access of another Windows 7 system that is either 64bit or 32 bit to match yours:
Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
Windows users only - Silverlight
Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed