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September 14th, 2008, 09:06 PM
So I boot my computer(its dual booting ubuntu and windows XP). Grub loads. I select ubuntu(hd1,0 i believe) and it goes to the loading screen with the bar. It completes loading.
Then the screen goes completely blank except for a small blinking line in the top left corner. None of the keys on the keyboard do anything. Nor does the mouse.
This has happened before and I managed to revive it with the restore selection in grub. Why is this and is there another way to fix it?

September 15th, 2008, 12:06 AM

Yannick Le Saint kyncani
September 15th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Hi P13808, you might want to boot with "nosplash" instead of "quiet splash".

( Press "e" in the grub menu to change boot options ) .

That way, you may see where it's hanging and retrieve useful error messages. Good luck ;)

September 15th, 2008, 12:34 AM
It seems like I can't edit grub lines(I edit it , but when i go back to the main menu, i look and see it never changed!)
I managed to just deletee the quiet command in the grub commands. Nothing changed but somehow it worked. Any idea how?

Yannick Le Saint kyncani
September 15th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Press e to edit the boot entry, e again to edit the line, replace quiet splash with nosplash, enter to validate, then b to boot.