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Thread: boot up problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    boot up problems

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Heidelberg, Germany
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: boot up problems

    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?

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