View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 11.04 64 Bit Reboot After Install Issue

July 10th, 2011, 04:41 AM
I've looked at all of the threads about issues like this but none of them helped. My system is:

Abit AN8 32X
AMD 64 X4400 Proc
HP 22X DVD Burner
nVidia 7200 video card

I installed Ubuntu but when I reboot I can see it trying to read from the CD first (since it's 1st in my boot order), but then it hangs after that. I've removed all of my HDD but 1 and it should boot into it but it doesn't. I see a blinking cursor at the bottom of the boot sequence and then nothing else happens. If I use the LiveCD and take a look at that volume, the data is all there.

What should I look for next?

July 10th, 2011, 05:40 AM
OK, I installed the 32 bit version and I was able to get in but a required driver alert popped up on the video card to install the recommended drivers which I did. Once I return, I login and then nothing works on the desktop. I can move the cursor around, but can do nada. Ubuntu 9 was much easier to install than 11 has been. Seems 11 took 5 steps back.

FYI, this same machine had no issues using Ubuntu 11.04 32/64 bit in VirtualBox in Windows 7.

July 10th, 2011, 09:02 AM
What happens if you reboot, rather than logging out?

July 10th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Well what it was doing is go through the BIOS startup and then try to read from the CD then HDD and then nothing after that but a blinking cursor.

But what I did was went out to BestBuy and buy a new dvd burner. This machine is somewhat new (mobo and cpu are kind of old), but the dvd drive is from a Dell XPS I bought back in 1998. How I went down this road was to download the WD diagnostic program and scanned all of my HDDs and none came back with errors. I wrote zeroes over each drive and then installed Ubuntu 64 and it worked.

The only issue I found was updating the nVidia drivers, which I got working after a few tweaks I found on the forum. So far, so good.

Short story long, it was the dvd reader.

July 10th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Oh well, you found some things out then :-)
Glad things are working now!