Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:51 PM
I am real new at Linux and loaded Ubuntu 9.04 as a dual boot on my older machine with XP. It had been working great all week. I was just getting
somewhat used to it. I was using it last nite, playing music, videos, just seeing what all was working that was imported from My Documents in XP.
I loaded some apts that looked interesting, (I don't remember what they all were) but all was working great.
Today, when i got home from work, go to turn the computer on and by default it supposed to boot into Ubuntu. I get the splash screen, the lines slides all
the way over, but before it launches, I get a garbled screen that kinda flashes slowly 3 times, then locks an another totally garbled screen. (a few times, the flashing screen
would show a partial "Windows is now shutting down" screen, then the locked garbled screen you could see several little "ubuntus" at the top, and blue Windows looking
on the bottom half.)
I can boot into Windows XP just fine tho!
I tried changing the moniter cable, shutting down the Windows computer completely before restarting. I booted into the Ubuntu Recovery screen, tried doing a few of those
"fixes", nothing is working. I even ran a virus scan in XP to make sure that wasn't causing any boot problems, it came up clean.
Any ideas out there?
Thanks ahead of time!