[Ubuntu-US-PA] Netbook remix boot conundrum

Jake Otto jacob.otto at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 19:56:23 GMT 2010


Hi Thomas,

That is something to consider.

If I were to get a CD of the desktop edition, or even try to reinstall  
the version I currently have, could this even be done with a blank  
screen?  Is there something I could do before or during the boot in  
order to get my sceen back?

Thanks,

Jake


On Jan 29, 2010, at 2:47 PM, "Thomas Ward"  
<trekcaptainusa.tw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey, Jake.  I realize you might  have this issue.  A thought though,  
> why
> install Netbook Remix to your laptop?  Desktop edition works better.
>
> As for fixing this, have you considered running the LiveCD and try a
> reinstall?
>
> --Thomas
>
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>
> Hi All,
>
> I'm VERY new to ubuntu (so new that I haven't actually been able to
> use the OS yet), so any and all help is greatly appreciated.
>
> I created a boot CD for Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix, and installed it
> onto my Lenovo S10 netbook last night.  I then booted up the computer
> for the first time after the installation, and can hear the HDD
> spinning, but all I have is a black screen.
>
> I tried booting from the (external) CD drive again, but since the
> screen is black, I can't see any settings to change the boot order.
>
> I did see that there was what I thought to be an identified bug on the
> launchpad site that matched this issue, but I now understand that it
> was for a different version of Ubuntu.  I think the bug said something
> about certain Intel graphics chips not being compatible, yet there was
> a workaround or fix.
>
> I'm kinda dead in the water here as it's my only PC (I'm sitting here
> typing this email on my phone) and I can't really move forward.  I'm
> not necessarily set on this version of Ubuntu, so if there's a way to
> install a version that wouldn't present this issue that would be
> awesome.
>
> Thanks to any and all,
>
> Jake
>
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