Ubuntu i386 wont start

Asked by Chou

I installed i386 on my system (requirements all met). After it gets through the loading screen, i just get a black screen with a white text cursor. now im missing 45 gigs from my hard drive and im not happy about this. help!

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Not anymore (printkioatic) said :

I wonder if X is having issues with your display or graphics card. When you boot and it hangs with the blank screen and the white cursor. If you hit [ctrl]+[alt]+[F1] does it allow to you go to a console? You should be prompted with a screen to login.

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Chou (superfreak-31) said :

and if THAT doesnt work?

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Not anymore (printkioatic) said :

If that doesn't work then it's another issue, probably hardware issue somewhere. I'm just trying to help you determine what the issue is because it sounds like an X issue. If you are able to get to a virtual console by hitting ctrl+alt+F1 you just need to reconfigure X for your specific video card. There is great documentation about this at wiki.ubuntu.com

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Tech Roach (techroach) said :

I'm having this problem too. Not_anymore, mine doesn't respond to "Ctrl+Alt+F1". Pls help.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

@ Tech Roach
Please don't append a new question on a already answered or marked as solved question.
Please make new question from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
you will get better chance to get right answer on a fresh tagged "open" question.
Solved or answered questions are usually not read from answering people.

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