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Clayman1000x
post May 6 2011, 01:59 PM
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I am still new to Ubuntu but I am having a problem when booting into Ubuntu 10.10. When I turn on the computer, after a few screens go by I see a boot manager giving me the option of:

1: Earlier Versions of Windows
2: Windows 7
3: Ubuntu

All OSes are working with no trouble. But when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get another boot screen that states:

1: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-28-generic
2: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-28-generic (recovery mode)
3: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic
4: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)
5: Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)

When I choose 1 or 3, quite often it doesn't load up the startup GUI, it loads up some command line crap that I don't understand yet, where I type in reboot until I finally get Ubuntu loaded, this happens several times then finally works to the point I can log in. What could be going on, my install is inside Windows 7, not a full install if that matters.
What is the difference between line 1 and 3?

OS: Windows XP Pro triple boot with Win 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.10

Update: I tried booting up Ubuntu using line 1 three times and finally went to line 3 twice and Ubuntu finally booted.


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michaelk
post May 6 2011, 05:54 PM
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The difference between line 1 and 3 is the kernel version 2.6.35-28 vs 2.6.35-22. You can go kernel.org to see what changes have been made. It is typical for upgrades to keep earlier versions just in case something goes wrong during the process.

Something (maybe graphics adapter) is not automatically being detected correctly when the x server starts (part of the GUI) and so ubuntu is dropping you into the command line shell. You can log in with your regular username and try using the command
startx

Post the errors.


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