Ubuntu quantal upgrade no video

Asked by Jeff on 2012-12-16

I just upgraded my laptop (Intel 2.6GHz 2GB Ram and Nvidia Gforce Gt 520M video card) to the new 12.10 quantal, now it just boots to a blank screen. Is there a way to boot to terminal mode, the root terminal in the recovery console won't allow me to install , upgrade or write to files, it only mounts in a read only mode and I do not get access to my files or anything else. If I can log in in terminal I may be able to install gnome-panel so that I may choose gnome classic on login. As of this point my laptop is useless so any help would be greatly appreciated

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Yes , you have to mount the root directory manual as rw (read-write).

When you drop to root shell (from Recovery mode options I mean) , give this command first

# mount -o rw,remount /

Above command will mount the root directory as rw(read-write) but you have another problem ... no network.

So forget the above and when you are in Recovery Mode options select "Network" instead of "root" , this will enable the network (so you can install packages) and will mount the partition as Read-Write (you will see the warning).


Uninstall the nvidia driver, reboot to Quantal then reinstall it. It is rare for propritary video drivers to survive release changes.

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