Ubuntu 12.10 boot issues

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http://askubuntu.com – So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit in a new partition alongside windows 7 in my laptop with a swap partition and whenever I boot I see the Grub boot screen where I can select windows or Ubuntu. Now the trouble comes if I select to boot Ubuntu then the computer takes me to a purple screen and I hear the ubuntu drum noise, but there is no login screen and I can't access the terminal. I need to do a hard reboot. The weird thing is that if I let Grub auto select ubuntu (let the counter go to zero) then Ubuntu will boot just fine. So the issue might be with grub. I also have an issue with closi (HowTos)