Alternative approach to make sure you can do the nvidia install
- Wait until the "Loading Grub" message appears during boot. Press ESC in the 2 seconds allowed before it boots.
- Cursor down to 1st line
- press "e" key to edit
- Select the line that starts with "kernel"
- Press e to edit. You should now be at the end of the line
- type "single" (without the quotes).
- press enter
- press b to boot
You have now booted into single user mode, no Pluto stuff running, no X. Guaranteed! You can now do all of the nvidia driver install stuff.
Before you do this, do your download of the latest nvidia drivers because you don't have a web browser in single user. You should also have printed out or written down the steps you need to take.
When I get home I am going to find the shell script that keeps rewriting the xorg.conf AND DISABLE THIS FUNCTION.