Problems booting up

Asked by Michael Lynch on 2020-01-18

I just installed Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell Inspiron 3275 (All-in-One), dual boot with Windows 10.
When I boot up, I get the grub screen with the options to boot into Ubuntu (regularly), boot into Ubuntu in recovery mode, into Windows, or to change my boot settings.
If I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a blank screen. Nothing happens.
I have to boot into Ubuntu in recovery mode.

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2020-02-03
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2020-01-31
Michael Lynch (lynchm0965) said : #2

Thanks, Musashi. I installed and ran the boot repair tool but it did not work. Boots back into a black screen if I try to boot up normally. I am still able to log on in recovery mode, though.
When I ran boot repair, it gave the following URL: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/mf8dJF5FKk/
Would you be able to offer any other advice?
(PS--Sorry it took so long to get back; the reply ended up in my spam folder.)

Best Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #3

Michael Lynch; Hello -

Try:
"Systems with certain graphics chipsets may not boot properly out of the box. "Temporarily Add a Kernel Boot
               Parameter for Testing" as discussed at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/KernelBootParameters to add the
               "nomodeset" parameter there."

If it boots then investigate the graphic's driver.

-Hope this helps-

Michael Lynch (lynchm0965) said : #4

That fixed it. Added "nomodeset" as instructed and was able to reboot normally.

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