View Full Version : [ubuntu] Not Booting after clean install of ubuntu

April 4th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Hi All,

I install 10.10 64 bit onto my home DIY server.

but after i install the Ubuntu and boot from that HDD, it hangs on a black screen with a single flashing white line on the left hand side.

I have installed the OS on a 80 gig HDD, that is connected via a esata to sata cable.

the onboard sata ports are filled up by 6 2tb HDD and i plan to have these HDD running on ZFS-fuse.

But i cant boot into the OS after the install on to the 80 gig HDD.

Thanks in advance.


April 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Please read and follow the 'blank screen problems' thread below.

You will be changing the 'nomodeset' boot parameter.


You might need to to enter other boot parameters There are 6 of them. You may have to do them one-by-one until you get video.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDBootOptions#Main%20Page%20Options (Common Kernel Options Section)

The Hedge


April 5th, 2011, 11:33 AM
hey mate, thanks.

i worked it out.

i hadn't created a /boot partition.

April 5th, 2011, 11:56 AM

What's the purpose of "nomodeset" parameter?

I do have similar issue like unable to get login screen , instead stopped by black-screen but with different lines.

I'm assuming that this might fix my issue also , but just want to know what for this nomodeset parameter for..


April 5th, 2011, 02:59 PM
The boot process normally check to see what 'modes of operation' are support by your video card (640x480, 1280x1024 and so on). This works OK with most desktop cards and and 2/3rds of the laptop cards. Other cards hang on this check, so we turn it off in hopes of getting your PC booting.

The Hedge