The last day I took out of storage my lovely 4:3 T61, running both Win XP and Ubuntu (IIRC 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron according to the screen).
After doing my tasks in Win XP, I restated the system as there were Win updates overdue. Since default GRUB selection is Ubuntu, and I wasn't in front of the screeen, it started Ubuntu. As I was in update mood, I launched all the updates available after playing a little.
The system went for a considerable overhaul, and at the end, after a couple restart, I was in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx (if my memory of the screen is correct): crisp!
So far the system was working great, so I decided to go back in Win XP, and run the Thinkvantage update manager, again there were a lot of updates overdue. It went trough the whole process and asked for the usual restart.
And that's where I have a problem, as I am stuck at the GRUB: thinkpad screen will boot and I can access the BIOS, but then afterwards I am absolutely stuck at the GRUB screen: impossible to issue any commands save for the power button.
I tried using a Super Grub2 disk, but to no avail, I get nothing but GRUB at the upper left corner of my screen. Have I missed something?
It was a second hand I got in 2008 when I was a student, and I keep it to run a few old programs and games (and for nostalgia as well), as I am absolutely not familiar with Linux arcane, any advices will be much appreciated.
Thinkpad T61 _ 14.1' 4:3 _ T7300 _ NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M _ 3 GB
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Thinkpad X201t Tablet _ i7-640LM _ Outdoor 400 nits screen _ 3 GB