View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu 9.04 fails to boot

August 18th, 2009, 08:35 AM
i had recently installed ubuntu inside windows vista and it did run succesfully at first but now it does not boot to logon screen

during boot when loading hardware drivers it shows messages like

[ 10.007320] xd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache :write through

and then

20.1291701 /build/buildd/linux -2.6.28/drivers/............ failed

then the screen goes blank, blinks a few times before hanging up

before this problem started i was trying to update my video drivers
i work on a dell studio 17 laptop

any help on this matter is welcome. i dont have any experience working on ubuntu and i dont want my system to crash or to loose data from ubuntu installation

or can anyone tell how can i restore original video drivers

please help!!

August 18th, 2009, 01:35 PM
try booting into failsafe mode and capture the boot logs from /var/logs location.

I am not sure if the older logs get over written. If it is mostly a driver issue then you could try uninstalling the driver from failsafe mode.

August 19th, 2009, 04:25 PM
no results
had to reinstall ubuntu