View Full Version : [ubuntu] Screen black after Ubuntu Server installation

July 14th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Hi All,
I recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on two computers and am experiencing a black screen problem on both. One computer displays the BIOS loading, you can enter the bios to make any configurations, and then it eventually boots to a black screen with a white flashing underscore "_". The second machine once turned on does absolutely nothing - no text or any graphics, it simply remains black.

The only configuration difference between the two is on the machine able to load its BIOS, I chose not to install GRUB on the same partiton as the Master Boot Record, whereas the screen that remains totally black did have GRUB installed on the same partition. The choice to do so is the last configuration in the install CD.

Furthermore, since the BIOS is failing to load on the computer with the completely black screen, I'm unable to try and reinstall Ubuntu server (or any other operating system).

The image was downloaded from http://www.ubuntu.com/server/get-ubuntu/download and burned using ImgBurn.

Any insight into what is going on would be appreciated!

Thank you.