View Full Version : [ubuntu] boot up hangs after progress bar ubuntu 8.10

February 3rd, 2009, 03:38 PM
I tried booting up using the option on the disk to try before making any changes and it hangs just after the progress bar makes it all the way accross the screen. The screen goes blank and my monitor goes into standby then nothing happens...

I have an amd athlon x2 4000 and an ati saphire video card....

February 3rd, 2009, 04:18 PM
I get exactly the same - the only way I can make it load is to press F4 at the option page and use Safe Graphics.

(I am a total beginner to Linux in any form as I have never managed to get any distro to work in the past - and everyone says it is so simple! I have downloaded tghe free PDF manual and hope to learn something from that.)

February 3rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
I will have to try that when I get home....

February 4th, 2009, 01:22 AM
any ideas any one? Hitting esc did not work for me....