black screen 'no input' grub loader nvidia

Bug #752538 reported by Christopher Overton on 2011-04-06
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

Ubuntu Natty (development branch) 11.04
This bug appears similar to #684083 but after approximately 20 seconds bootloader goes on to load with a particular ubuntu installation. Problem is with multi install configuration can't see what can be booted or not booted. Going with native motherboard graphics card, and removing Nvidia geoforce 7300 card allows one to select from Grub other install options. Otherwise with Nvidia 7300 graphics card installed black screen 'No input' appears.

tags: added: iso-testing
Joe Areeda (areeda) wrote :

I've seen it too. Running natty-desktop-amd64.iso zsynced 2011-04-05 (06 seems only available for Mac) in Virtual Box or from USB on Thinkpad 510 the Try Ubuntu option gives a blank screen. Install runs in the VBox but produces a very uninformative error (see attached). On reboot in VBox I only get a black screen.

I think this is the same problem.

 Since I don't have ubuntu running I can't get to syslog to look for more information.


Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2011-04-14
affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → grub2 (Ubuntu)
hexafraction (rarkenin) wrote :

Yeah, I also see this as "Frequency out of range", although analysis shows that this condition is actually 'no data'. LiveCD and 10.10 and below work fine as long as I don't have grub2. It may be passing invalid data to kernel, which feeds this bad data to the graphics card. Ubuntu oneiric amd64, nvidia 6150SE graphics card, also tried with other system and nvidia 590GTX, all have problem., No problem on borrowed ATI radeon 3200.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
hexafraction (rarkenin) wrote :

This looks like a GRUB/kernel issue: see

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