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I finally managed to get Ubuntu onto a spare IBM ThinkPad (a T60 1951-U5 so I could play with it. I installed the ISO for v12.04.1 onto a spare USB ...
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- 10-03-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2009
Umm... Ok. Weird post-install problem.
The install looked like it went correctly (I asked it to format the drive and then install Ubuntu), and I was asked to reboot. I rebooted the laptop, and the IBM splash screen came on (so the BIOS appears to be fine), and then it flashed to a black, blank screen. Well, blank except for a little cursor at the top of the screen. I tried rebooting a couple of times, and the same thing. I let it sit for five minutes, and nothing. Pressing keys on the keyboard or touching the trackpad does nothing.
So any idea what is wrong or what I should do? I'm thinking that I should reconfigure the boot order to boot to the USB drive first, and then I can partition/reinstall again. My only fear is that I would just get the black screen again.
- 10-03-2012 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
- Virginia, USA
- 10-04-2012 #3
Lets check if installer has created partition structure or not.
Boot up from USB again and execute this in Terminal :
sudo fdisk -l lspci | grep -i vga
* Its small L in fdisk -l.