View Full Version : [SOLVED] Ran today's 9.10 update, restarted, and now system's in a loop

February 8th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Hi -

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 in a dual boot alongside Windows vista on an HP DV6000 laptop.

It's been running smoothly for months. No problems.

Today, I was in Ubuntu, and the Update Manager asked me to update (ok) and then said it needed to restart. I hit the restart now button and the system started to shut down, but never fully shut down. It's in a kind of loop, trying to start up, but not going all the way, and then shuts down again.

I did a hard reboot but still nothing - the same loop. I don't even see my HP startup screen, nor can I access the BIOS, much less Grub.

I put in the Ubuntu startup CD and it tries to read from that at startup, but then fails and returns to the same loop.

It seems my laptop is dead - but it can't be! Any ideas what happened or how to fix?


February 11th, 2010, 07:22 AM
UPDATE - RESOLVED - not that I got a response, but, hey....

It was my HP laptop's motherboard that crapped out and just a coincidence that it happened when I rebooted after the Ubuntu update.

I got a new machine now. Learning to delete HP partitions... :p

Carry on Garth...