[ubuntu] Ubuntu hangs at splash screen

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all I was hoping maybe someone could help me. I have installed ubuntu to a 30gb external hard drive using the live cd and usb disk utility. I was informed everything went well and i could use this disk to boot any pc into ubuntu. I plugged it in to my dell laptop (latitude d410) and got the usb drive to boot up. Everything appears to run smoothly, except the splash screen loads.... And loads.... And loads... Ten minutes went by and the damn thing was still loading. At this point i did a hard reset and chose to "check the disk for errors". Its been another 20 mins, and the s (Hardware)