Ubuntu won't start after the updates

Asked by Patrick Griffith on 2013-04-22

I dual boot WIn7 and Ubuntu 12.10, and after installing Ubuntu last night, all I did was install all 392 updates from the store program, install google chrome for Ubuntu (not chromium), and install JDK7 and Minecraft.jar. I noticed while doing that sometimes my screen would freeze for a second, black out, then back up and say something like compwiz or something crashed then I told it to keep it closed, but it kept doing that sporadically, and I also noticed Minecraft was unusually sluggish with the same settings even though my hardware is the same (maybe a driver issue in Ubuntu idk, could be about anything)

Today I came in, tried to boot, and got a bunch of error i/o stuff in a black screen, saw it was something about having a disc in the drive, took the disc out, restarted, and now it just black screens on the login and has this tiny [ok] in the top center of my screen and a little flashing cursor. I can't interact with the computer at all and must give it a hard shut down.

Is 12.10 like an experimental version? I want a stable copy of Ubuntu. I was hoping to give this OS another try after updates rendered my laptop to suffering from error messages about "System errors" popping up time and time again.


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12.10 is officially stable. Does the system have a make and model?

Patrick Griffith (pgriff91) said : #2

Dell XPS 8500
i7'3770 " 3.4GHz (8 cpus)

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

As you said "after an update" , try to boot from an older kernel version. From grub menu , select "Advanced Options" then an older kernel version and boot from there.


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