Need Help

Goh Lip g.lip at
Wed Aug 10 09:25:15 UTC 2011

On 08/10/2011 04:31 PM, Emmanuel Natalis wrote:

> I was installing ubuntu 11.04 server on a dell machine. The installation
> went ok, but on booting, the grub loads i.e i can see the options of
> loading the OS normally or in recovery mode. There after I only see a
> black screen and it just stays that way without seeing any further
> progress. Iam stuck.

You're using a server version, so you have not installed any desktop - 
gnome, kde, etc, right?
And you are not getting any prompt like
emmanuael>   or login>    ?  (is your monitor set too dark?)

Then at the linux line of grub menu, add "gfxmode=640x480" (without 
apostrophes) and try to boot up.

Regards - Goh Lip

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