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Offline watto_one

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booting into recovery mode
« on: March 06, 2010, 12:35:48 AM »
Hi I'm using alpha 3 of Lucid. After doing some software download, I think ubuntu restricted extras my eeepc 901 will not boot up. Starts goes to the bootup sound then just gives a black screen with the curser top left. I remember that grub used to give you the opportunity to boot into recovery mode but this doesn't show anymore. Can someone please help.

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booting into recovery mode
« on: March 06, 2010, 12:35:48 AM »

Offline joe12

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Re: booting into recovery mode fi
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 07:54:02 PM »
I think ubuntu restricted extras my eeepc 901 will not boot up. Starts goes to the bootup sound then just gives a black screen with the curser top left.

Hi 
could you explain this above ?
and what Gr card you using ?
Thanks 

Offline watto_one

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Re: booting into recovery mode
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 09:40:13 PM »
I don't know what GR card. I have tried again and get the message VGA = 788 which I didn't notice before. If I could get into a safe or recovery mode I could remove the last few software updates and hopefully allow my machine to load up correctly.

Offline joe12

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 10:38:24 PM »
Hi
-can you log-in ?
- what graphics-card are you using ?
- do you have any thing that you need on your pc ?
- I would not think that installing ubuntu restricted extras would stop ubuntu form working as it should because it only add's video eg code .
- are use's the notebook ubuntu ?

sorry  ???

Offline watto_one

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Re: booting into recovery mode
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 12:22:19 AM »
As stated previously I don't know what the graphics  card is.
Not getting far enough in to see log on screen.
I can just reload without a trouble. But I would like to know why I can't get into recovery mode.
Using just straight Ubuntu Lucid alpha 3


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Re: booting into recovery mode
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 11:03:26 AM »
hi

it sound's like GRUB need's updating so if you can log-in open up a terminal type  :
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sudo update-grub

hope it helps
ps to find your card type :
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sudo lshw -C video

Offline joe12

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Re: booting into recovery mode new new
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 04:37:52 PM »
hi

i've just been toying with 10:04 i have the same issue if you  wait  ubuntu will start up !!!

. Starts goes to the bootup sound then just gives a black screen with the curser top left..

update:
if you update it fix's it !!!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 04:47:06 PM by joe12 »

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Re: booting into recovery mode
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 06:12:57 AM »
Thank you both for your reply s. Joel I can't get to a terminal to try your advise.  I did manage to get it working on one occasion and I updated but it is still doesn't want to play. I will wait for the beta and retry again.

Thanks again for your patients and efforts.

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Re: booting into recovery mode
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »

hi that's ok

but if you Do not use any third party drives , ubuntu plays nicely ,