Install / Boot issues

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jan 9 19:03:05 UTC 2009

On 01/09/2009 06:38 AM, keith dewitt wrote:
>> Have you tried booting in rescue mode?  What are the last couple of
>> messages printed on screen?
> It will run through the rescue mode and load everything then it gets
> back to the menu where I have options to run program again. I get past
> the splash screens and get a blank screen.   I would have to run it
> again, to find what are the last few messages. But as far as  can
> remember, the last few messages say (ok) on the far right of the
> screen and it goes back to the menu.
> Thanks,
> Keith

So, when you boot to 'recovery' mode you do get the friendly-recovery
menu, correct? If so, select the xfix option and after that completes
try the first option to continue to boot normally.

If you are then still getting the black screen, try Ctrl-Alt-F1 and see
if that gets you to a terminal prompting for your username. Enter your
username, then password. Then:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then have a look at the Xorg log file:

~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |more

and see if you can spot any obvious errors in the log file.

You might try the same for the kern.log as well.

>>> After I started to have problems this message came up:
>>> Bios age (1999) fails cut off...acpi=force is required....
>>> I added acpi=force under the f6 option.

I used to get that on some very old test machines & for the most part
ignored it with no ill effect.

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