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March 10th, 2012, 07:31 AM
I have new Sony Vaio S series laptop running Intel i5 cpu, AMD Radeon Display GPU, 8G RAM,160 G SSD.
I tried to install Ubuntu 11.4 using a CD. The installation went by smoothely but upon reboot, the computer could not go past the BIOS. Apparently, Grub 2.0 (that ships with Ubuntu 11.4) does not load or has some sort of bug. As a result, the computer hangs with a black screen before showing the Grub menu.

Anyone seen the same issue? If so is there a workaround?


March 10th, 2012, 08:30 AM
Yeah me too, only on the machine that I built specifically for Ubuntu :confused:. Did an error report and it was suggested that my problem has something to do with the way the memory is switched after boot. What I have to do is: Scroll down to Memory test 86, click that and let it run for 10 or 15 seconds, click escape, machine restarts and will then boot into Ubuntu. The error report said it was a known issue with some computers but did not say which ones. I am going to try another MB with a different BIOS.
Best of luck :P

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