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Thread: 12.04 64-bit install on Acer S3-951 | Flashing Prompt error

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    Exclamation 12.04 64-bit install on Acer S3-951 | Flashing Prompt error

    After installating Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive (pendrive), I get the command flashing prompt issue. Black screen and just the flashing, no options available.

    I have tried the LiveCD function from the USB drive, and that works just fine.

    The Acer S3 comes with a Hybrid drive, 20GB SSD and 300GB HDD. I have chosen to install Ubuntu no the SSD /sdb Ext. 3/4 in the "/" mounting point.

    I also place a 6GB swap on the SSD /sdb.

    The 300GB HDD I use like this: 10GB is mounted to /Home on the sda / Ext. 4, and the rest I leave unmounted.

    Now granted, I am not used to Linux, but I have installed former versions of Ubuntu on other Notebooks before, without issues. I have also scoured the forums and Google for information, it seems that the prompt error is usually cost by Graphics driver problems, often in relation to nVidia.

    But the S3-951 comes with an Intel HD 3000 Graphics card, and that particular Notebook is one of Canonical's own commercial models.

    Can anyone help with this?

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit install on Acer S3-951 | Flashing Prompt error

    Hi

    Any update here?

    I'm planning a purchase, but never without Ubuntu...

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit install on Acer S3-951 | Flashing Prompt error

    This review says it works.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag..._gpushow&num=1

    But I think he updated to the latest versions that were available.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: 12.04 64-bit install on Acer S3-951 | Flashing Prompt error

    Thanks for the info!

    I was wondering about 32-bit kernel, but most issues, doesn't seem to be related to that...

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