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allaboutsam
August 20th, 2010, 12:45 AM
I'm trying to do a clean install of Lucid (10.04.1) 64-bit on a Lenovo X201, Ubuntu only (no dual-boot), using the alternate install disk for an encrypted LVM.

I followed the default options at all points during installation, except that I opted not to configure the network because the computer is not currently connected to a network. The install (said that it) completed correctly.

When I turn on the computer, it correctly runs the BIOS. Then I get a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the upper lefthand corner. The hard drive accesses a couple of times. After a few seconds, the screen goes off (the cursor doesn't just vanish; the screen actually goes off), and it just sits there indefinitely without booting.

No grub, no nothing.

Any ideas what the problem could be?

I should note that I've tried this with the boot order in the BIOS set several different ways, including HD first and only, with no effect.

mrgs
August 20th, 2010, 09:42 AM
If the machine is stable enough, please run


hwinfo --gfx

and post the results.

You could also try a live boot with a 32 bit version and see if it works better.

allaboutsam
August 21st, 2010, 03:28 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but "stable enough"? It won't boot at all. There is no command line to type commands in.

I suspect that my problem may be related to this bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/554569
and/or this one:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/531027

I am continuing to troubleshoot and will post more information when I get it. But I could still use suggestions, if anyone has them!

allaboutsam

mrgs
August 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
Sorry, I was mixing your thread and another.

This one is maybe better:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1464101

allaboutsam
August 23rd, 2010, 11:23 AM
Temporary solution here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1558725).

GhostCoder
October 4th, 2010, 12:58 PM
I'm trying to do a clean install of Lucid (10.04.1) 64-bit on a Lenovo X201, Ubuntu only (no dual-boot), using the alternate install disk for an encrypted LVM.


I have this exactly same problem with 10.04.1 32-bit.

GhostCoder
October 4th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I have this exactly same problem with 10.04.1 32-bit.


I now tried with 32-bit 10.10-rc-alternate and everything (encrypted LVM, graphics, WLAN, bluetooth, suspend..) seemed to work fine out-of-the-box :) Cool!