Tim Jones on 30 Apr 2011 01:22:00 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Natty Narwhal

I've had this happen more than once after an ubuntu upgrade.  In those cases, the new kernel was the problem for some unknown reason.  If you've got other kernels in the grub menu, try to boot with those.  If that isn't possible, load a live disk or USB and chroot into the hard disk; there you can apt-search for older kernels, perhaps even the server kernel, and try to install those.  If a new kernel doesn't do the trick, and you aren't too eager to compile one of your own in chroot, then a downgrade to your image may be best.  Good luck!

On Apr 29, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Steve Slaughter <steve2slaughter@gmail.com> wrote:


I accepted the upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 (CN: natty narwhal), and now when I reboot, it hangs right before the splash screen displays.  The upper 40% of the screen is distorted, and I see no text or any indication of boot progress.  I tried to CTRL-ALT-F1, but I can't reach a command line.  I'm still a *nix newb, so I'm not sure how to recover from this problem even if I did reach the CLI.  I did create a backup image of my HD before I installed 11.04, and I found a bash script which I could run to recover the previous image if I could reach the command line.  Any ideas?

I would prefer to retain the 11.04 upgrade if possible. 

BTW, I've been having an issue with my NVIDIA proprietary driver after I installed some updates a while back.  I'm not sure if this is related to my current problem, but sometimes when I ran updates, I was forced to uninstall, then reinstall this NVIDIA driver.....



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