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ramlcm89
November 4th, 2012, 02:31 AM
I have a Win8 Dell laptop that dual boots with unbuntu 12.04. I cloned the hard drive into a SSD. Now when I power up, the bootloader gives me a choice for Win8 and Ubuntu. Win8 boots perfectly. When Ubuntu is selected the computer immediately reboots (Dell splash screen appears) then tries to load Ubuntu. The system hangs on a blank purple screen which I assume is Ubuntu trying to boot.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

fjgaude
November 4th, 2012, 05:05 AM
What's your computer setup like, Intel, AMD, CPU, etc?

ramlcm89
November 4th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Intel Centrino Duo 1.83 Ghz. 32-bit. Dell Inspiron E1505 from 2006. 256gig SSD.

fjgaude
November 4th, 2012, 05:16 PM
It's a race issue with fast drives. You might get help by studying this forum link:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073483&highlight=ssd

It means two or three ways to work around the issue.

oldfred
November 4th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Do you have both drives still plugged in?

Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates.

Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix

ramlcm89
November 5th, 2012, 12:20 AM
It's a race issue with fast drives. You might get help by studying this forum link:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073483&highlight=ssd

It means two or three ways to work around the issue.
I reviewed the thread and tried the control+ALT+F1 at purple blank screen. No response from the computer. At what point in the boot process are you to hit cntl+alt+F1?

ramlcm89
November 5th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Do you have both drives still plugged in?

Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates.

Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix
The system has only 1 SSD in it. Boot-repair log at paste.debian.net/206491. The bootloader gives me the choice for Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Win8 boots fine. Ubuntu hangs at purple blank screen.

fjgaude
November 5th, 2012, 12:56 AM
I reviewed the thread and tried the control+ALT+F1 at purple blank screen. No response from the computer. At what point in the boot process are you to hit cntl+alt+F1?

When you get to where there is nothing happening. The blank black screen is likely where.

oldfred
November 5th, 2012, 12:56 AM
There are no Linux partitions, is this a wubi install?

There seems to be some issue on the NTFS partition. I would run chkdsk from the Windows repair console.

If just the purple screen can you right click and get something?
Often a video issue. Which video card/chip do you have.

If booted you should get a terminal with control alt f1 or f2. And back to video with cnt-alt f7. All three at once.

ramlcm89
November 5th, 2012, 02:23 AM
There are no Linux partitions, is this a wubi install?

There seems to be some issue on the NTFS partition. I would run chkdsk from the Windows repair console.

If just the purple screen can you right click and get something?
Often a video issue. Which video card/chip do you have.

If booted you should get a terminal with control alt f1 or f2. And back to video with cnt-alt f7. All three at once.
Installed from a liveCD. Ran chkdsk with no effect...maybe chkdsk does not work with SSDs? At purple screen, right click does nothing. The only key combo that works is control+alt+del to reboot.
Graphics is Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.

oldfred
November 5th, 2012, 05:34 AM
I thought Intel video just worked.

But it is strange that script does not like sda2. Was drive ever in RAID. Some Windows installs now use Intel SRT which is RAID? Or was drive ever gpt partitioned?