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Ubuntu booting up to a blinking underscore/cursor

My laptop was stuck so I decided to force it off and start it up but it didn't and went to a black screen and a blink underscore or cursor I am runing ubuntu 20.04.2 LTD (GNU/Linux 5.8.0-50-generic x84_64)

 

 

I am in terminal right now but that is it I have to do classes and midterms soon can anyone help?

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Can you boot into grub? What terminal do you have access to, and what were you doing when your laptop froze?

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Can you boot into grub? What terminal do you have access to, and what were you doing when your laptop froze?

 So I don't know what you mean by boot into grub if you mean the menu 

With all the stuff on it like ubuntu advanced options for ubuntu yuh but when I press ubuntu it goes to the blinking cursor and then I press ctrl+alt+f2 and then I had access to that terminal and I was downloading some movies to put on plex media server when it froze 

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2 minutes ago, my username got flaged said:

 So I don't know what you mean by boot into grub if you mean the menu 

With all the stuff on it like ubuntu advanced options for ubuntu yuh but when I press ubuntu it goes to the blinking cursor and then I press ctrl+alt+f2 and then I had access to that terminal and I was downloading some movies to put on plex media server when it froze 

Can you try disabling quiet boot if it's not already disabled and see if any errors pop up? Would also try other kernels if you can.

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Can you try disabling quiet boot if it's not already disabled and see if any errors pop up? Would also try other kernels if you can.

I don't know how to do any of that so can u help me I am 13 

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1 minute ago, my username got flaged said:

I don't know how to do any of that so can u help me

In the grub menu, highlight the kernel you want to use, then press "e". Scroll down to the line that starts with "linux", and if you see the word "quiet", delete it. Then ctrl + x and see if any errors pop up.

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

In the grub menu, highlight the kernel you want to use, then press "e". Scroll down to the line that starts with "linux", and if you see the word "quiet", delete it. Then ctrl + x and see if any errors pop up.

How to enter the grub menu I want to Google this but I am frighten I will lose this page 

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Just now, my username got flaged said:

How to enter the grub menu I want to Google this but I am frighten I will lose this page 

You said when you turn your PC on it shows the grub menu. That is what I mean. It'll look something like this:

Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

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4 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

You said when you turn your PC on it shows the grub menu. That is what I mean. It'll look something like this:

Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

 It said booting command list and then it started and the ubuntu logo is on right now 

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1 minute ago, my username got flaged said:

 It said booting command list and then it started and the ubuntu logo is on right now 

Take a picture. 

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5 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

You said when you turn your PC on it shows the grub menu. That is what I mean. It'll look something like this:

Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

It said welcome to the ubuntu version and went back to a black screen and a underscore 

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6 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Take a picture. 

Can't send a pic it says to low memory to complete previous action on my phone and it flashes way to fast it boots I know that but then it just goes to the stupid blank screen and everything says ok when going through the logs 

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9 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Take a picture. 

When I reach here I try to access the terminal and do I login to it and that is it I don't know what to do from there 

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1 hour ago, my username got flaged said:

Anyone has an idea?

When you see the blinking cursor, press Ctrl+Alt+F2. Does some text like this appear? (The my_computer bit could be different)

 

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS my_computer tty2

my_computer login: _

 

If so, log in there (type your username, then press enter, then your password, then enter again). If successful, you will see something like this:

 

Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04, GNU/Linux 5.8.0-50-generic x84_64

 

 * Documentation: <https://help.ubuntu.com>

 * Management: <https://landscape.canonical.com>

 * Support: <https://ubuntu.com/advantage>

 

XXX packages can be updated.

XXX updates are security updates.

 

Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

 

my_username@my_computer:~ $

 

Now, type startx and press enter. What happens?

 

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