View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 AMD 64 LiveCD Works; Can't Boot Into Install

November 1st, 2009, 10:18 PM
I'm running an Athlon64 3700+ CPU, NVidia GeForce 6600 video adapter card, 2GB RAM. I've been running Ubuntu on one or more machines since v5.04. On this particular machine, I'd installed a new drive a few months back as a dual boot running WinXP and Ubuntu 8.10 upgraded to 9.04.

I'd never been satisfied with the 9.04 upgrade and thought I should have just done a clean install. So, when I saw that karmic koala was available I downloaded the amd-64 liveCD and installed it. I wiped, resized, and reformatted the existing Linux partitions, installing 9.10 as the only Linux OS.

The problem is that while the LiveCD boots and runs beautifully and quite fast, I can't boot into Ubuntu from the HD. WinXP boots as usual. But when I select Ubuntu normal boot, I get a flickering X term boot screen with jerky input that is so bad I cannot enter my username and password. I can boot into rescue mode, again to the xterm screen, and can log in successfully in that mode. But when I attempt to start a gnome GUI I get an error message saying that there are no drivers.

Finally, separate issue, using the LiveCD to boot and look at hda5 (my / partition) I find /etc/grub but no menu.lst in the ../grub folder. I would like to edit grub to make WinXP the default boot OS since it requires such frequent reboots compared to Linux.

November 1st, 2009, 10:32 PM
Oops! Looks like I duplicated another thread... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305459