Helping installing Ubuntu on messed up Windows HDD.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Sometimes when I tried to use the Live CD of Ubuntu I got his error.

    Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?

    I press Y for yes and N for no and I get the same thing. Now I just get a black screen after Ubuntu loads for a bit without anything under the loading bar like it would normally have and then it stays at a black screen. How can I stop this. I have an ATI mobility 1400 graphics card. Is that the problemo_O
     
  2. WSFuser

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    The ATI card could be the problem. Have you tried posting on the Ubuntu forums? Theyre more suited to answer this.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Try booting in the failsafe mode. You will reach a command line.
    From there on, you can start checking what goes wrong.

    For manual configuration of the X Server, type:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    Then go step by step, defining your setup.

    Mrk
     
  4. WSFuser

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    if Mrkvonic's suggestion doesnt work, check this thread (you just need the first couple steps).
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    cheater, could you please do the following:

    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Please copy paste the text from that file and show us here?
    Mrk
     
  6. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Where would I type that?
     
  7. Durad

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    Try with different video card and monitor.

    Some systems just does not like Ubuntu, I saw that several times.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    Unfortuneatly I think cheater's computer is a laptop.
     
  9. iceni60

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    try ctrl-alt-F2, then sudo nano /ect/X11/xorg.conf and where it says driver change it from whatever it's using to vesa, then type ctrl-x, then y and then enter then type sudo rm -rf /tmp/.* then startx. i'm using vista atm, so that's abit off the top of my head :|
     
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  11. Durad

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    Oh I see!

    I had problems with HP laptops that they could not load Ubuntu if the disk is not original.

    HP laptops does not read some disks. HP provide Firmware update for some models that will fix this problem.
     
  12. cheater87

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    Yep its a laptop.
     
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