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July 27th, 2011, 04:23 AM
I have tried 11.04 and 10.10 64 bit and after I install the OS my laptop will not boot. The install goes great after being booted from a USB but after the install when it tries to boot from the HDD all that happens is the screen lights up and goes dark repeatedly.

Any ideas?

July 27th, 2011, 05:28 AM
i also have same experience.
i install 10.04 64 bit alt version to my desktop.
the installation smooth.
but when the pc boot up, i only can see ubuntu word and 3 dot in the center.
after that the screen blank. i wait until 30 min, the screen still blank.
my pc only have 1 OS (the ubuntu that i just want install)

July 29th, 2011, 02:23 AM
hi skubasteev,
i solved my problem by:
install 8.04 64 bit alt version.
installation smooth and i can login.
use software update, update it to 10.04.
updating smooth but the problem still same, blank screen after grub.
But at least the grub option is show.
i choose recovery mode and able to login.
use hardware driver and update the graphic card (i use ati 5670)
now i able to login with normal mode.

hope it help you.

July 29th, 2011, 03:45 AM
nomodeset is what you need most likely. This gets added to a line in the grub entry for starting your system. It's done at the time of startup,

It's a very common problem, try http://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=17&gs_id=1o&xhr=t&q=nomodeset+ubuntu+11.04&pf=p&sclient=psy&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=nomodeset+ubuntu+&aq=0&aqi=g3g-v2&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=abb1f03500b21ec4&biw=1680&bih=884

and see how it plays. You can find many more posts on it by searching for "add nomodeset"

here's a post on it here in ubuntuforums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132&highlight=add+nomodeset