New Ubunt 14.04 Freeze at Swap.
It is doing this because Ubuntu is trying to switch to a high resolution video mode for the console and your hardware isn’t cooperating.
- Highlight the menu item for Ubuntu and press ‘e’
- Go to the line where it loads the kernel and press ‘End’ to go to the end of the line
- Add ‘nomodeset’
- Press F10 or Ctrl-X to boot it
- Log in (ssh will probably do, if you know the machine’s IP)
- Update the grub config file
- Find the line that starts with
- Edit the line to include
nomodeset, in my case, the line looked like this afterwards:
- Save/exit nano
Note: The easy way of doing this with modern versions of GRUB is by editing /etc/default/grub and add “nomodeset” (separated by a space) to the end of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable