Query on UBUNTU

Bo Grimes boslists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 11:13:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 03:07:29AM -0700, Dr. Basavraj Kadalage wrote:

> I was previously using Vista Ultimate edition and have just installed
> UBUNTU 8.04 edition. Whenever I am restarting the comp... insted of
> opening the UBUNTU OS, system gets stuck at some DOS prompt. Also in the
> UBUNTU i am not able to use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth nor I can connect USB hard
> disks and Pen Drives.  Kindly guide me as I am very new to this "Linux"
> and wanted to know more about it. I am also fed up with windows so wanted
> to say a fine "good bye" to microsoft. Can u help me with these issues?

It's hard for me to tell where you're having the problem.  It sounds to me
like you're saying you can't boot into Ubuntu, but when you do, x, y, and z
won't work. 

Are you getting to a bootscreen that looks something like this?


Is it a real DOS prompt, some error before you the boot loader runs or are
you getting past the bootloader and then getting a Linux Bash prompt?  This
is stuff I can't tell.

At the prompt can you type startx and see what happens?

I probably won't be able to help you, but with more imformation I can assure
you people on this list will be able to, so hang in there and look for ways
to provide as much detail as possible.

If you still have Windows on the computer you might want to try installling
from Windows with http://wubi-installer.org/ and using both until you feel

Let's start with one problem--getting you into Ubuntu--and then work on the
other issues.

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