View Full Version : [ubuntu] No GUI unless i go through recovery partition

October 28th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Project: install Ubuntu 12.04 on macbook pro (along with osx)

What i've done:

installed rEffit, installed Ubuntu 10 (because i was out of dvds and booting from a usb is its own hassle on a MBP)

Upgraded to 11


upgraded to 12.04

installed wireless firmware


**upon restart it only boots to the command line. Asks for the user info, etc.***

tried recovery to graphics safe mode -freezes

tried purging and re-installing graphics drivers -no change

tried installing and starting X (Fatal server error), GNU(claims to laugh but doesn't), Ubuntu-desktop, etc

Have no idea what else i can try. please advise.

NOTE: when i go into the recovery partition and immediately select "boot normally" the GUI does load and i can use everything normally.

Is there any way to revert to a previous installation?