A common class of kernel or video driver bug is a blank or black screen on boot. The problem occurs after installing Ubuntu and removing the installation media. I’d sit there for minutes on end but nothing happens. However, after I opened the boot menu on my laptop, selected the USB as drive to boot from and then clicked "Install Ubuntu on this device", I get a black screen. The black/blank screen never goes a Symptoms: The screen becomes 100% blank (no backlight or indication that the LEDs or CRT phosphors are lit up), or black (the monitor is on and displaying video, it's just 100% pure black), at some point between the BIOS screen and the login page (GDM) being displayed. At this point, the machine reboots and one sees a blinking screen with only a cursor as can be seen below: Cursor Blinking Screen. But, still the issue was not resolved. The problem after an update in Ubuntu 14.04. It was a dual boot system, and windows started normally. it just gives a black screen. So, I created a mount folder at /home/Win and tried to mount one of my NTFS partitions into that folder. The screen is completely black. It was working fine but I wanted to mount my NTFS partitions. I think there’s something wrong with display drivers. My system auto boots to a black screen. My computer’s playing dumb” “Why can’t I get past the first screen when installing Ubuntu”, or “Linux graphical installer goes blank but disc keeps on … “Blank screen on installation” “Black Ubuntu installation screen” “vesamenu.c32 prevents Linux installation” “Help! Generally, the reason this occurs is due to the Ubuntu installation placing the GRUB bootloader on a partition that is not being booted to. Ubuntu mate noob here. . I can’t find a folder called " gdm3" anywhere in my system nor wayland - either one seem to be the popular troubleshooting paths to take. 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