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Old 12-08-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Default Grub beta issue with Kernal update/upgrade

Recently there was a kernal upgrade/update. I can boot my pc and get an option of windows or ubuntu. If I select ubuntu it puts it into a some beta grub...I get the command line but I'm not sure what to do now. I can reboot by typing reboot but that's about it. Is there a way to boot into a safe mode from the prompt?
I think this is a grub error rather than the OS itself. I don't like these betas of grub they tend not to work for me..:-(
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:23 PM
"Karl F. Larsen"
 
Default Grub beta issue with Kernal update/upgrade

mdovell@comcast.net wrote:
> Recently there was a kernal upgrade/update. I can boot my pc and get

an option of windows or ubuntu. If I select ubuntu it puts
it into a

some beta grub...I get the command line but I'm not sure
what to do now. I can reboot by typing reboot but that's about
it. Is there a way to boot into a safe mode from the prompt?
> I think this is a grub error rather than the OS itself.

I don't like these betas of grub they tend not to work for
me..:-(
>
>
I am going to guess your using Karmic 9.10 and the grub you
have is version 2 and your file system is ext4. As for the
kernel update I got it in my Karmic and there were zero problems.

Is my guess right? Can you still boot up with an earlier kernel?


73 Karl


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Old 12-08-2009, 03:16 PM
"Goh Lip"
 
Default Grub beta issue with Kernal update/upgrade

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:57:07 +0800, <mdovell@comcast.net> wrote:

> Recently there was a kernal upgrade/update. I can boot my pc and get an
> option of windows or ubuntu. If I select ubuntu it puts it into a some
> beta grub...I get the command line but I'm not sure what to do now. I
> can reboot by typing reboot but that's about it. Is there a way to boot
> into a safe mode from the prompt?
> I think this is a grub error rather than the OS itself. I don't like
> these betas of grub they tend not to work for me..:-(

Hope you know what kernel you've upgraded to. If you're on Karmic 9.10,
most likely you've got 2.6.31-16 or 2.6.31-15; Do the following...

At the grub command line (after you've selected ubuntu), type
search -f /boot/grub/grub.cfg

you will see the partition where your ubuntu is , in (hd0,x)

Then type and press enter after each line

set root=(hd0,x)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=/dev/sdax ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic
boot


Note: "x" above as in (hd0,x) and sdax are real numbers, where "x" is
obtained from your search query.
If kernel is 2.6.31-15, amend as appropriate.


Another note: after boot up to ubuntu, you must do the following at
terminal

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

to update and correct your grub config files.

Regards,
Goh Lip




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