General :: Waiting For Install - Dots Loading

Apr 1, 2011

Today, I turn on my computer, and put a CD, as then I click the install, then waiting like Dot dot loading, what's does mean?

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Ubuntu :: Dots Indicating Loading But 10.10 Not Starting

Mar 16, 2011

I made the fatal mistake of hibernating on my Lenovo T61. Ubuntu wouldn't wake up after that, I tried pressing all kinds of key combinations and nothing. So I did a hard shut down and now Ubuntu won't start. On the grub menu I chose Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.35-7 normal mode and it just shows the screen that says "Ubuntu 10.10" and the four dots underneath indicating loading.

So I tried recovery mode and it stops at:
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
/dev/sda5: clean, 688078/4988928 files, 15488354/19939072 blocks

I also tried unplugging the laptop and removing the battery and putting it back in and plugging and restarting. Nothing changed. Then I tried restarting without the battery in and now the normal mode just shows a black screen and a flashing cursor. I also have the USB stick I created to install Ubuntu, which worked back then, but now, it won't start from the stick, I checked the Bios options and the USB is the first boot device, I really don't know how else I can make it start from the USB.

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Ubuntu :: Hangs On Loading Screen (5 Red Dots) When Detected A New Card?

Jun 23, 2011

I have a rig with 4 graphics cards. When I installed Ubuntu, only 3 of them got detected, the 4th did not.Now, I've fixed that problem. However, when booting up Ubuntu, it stays on the purple blank screen for a while, then goes frozen on the logo with 5 red dots.I've tried re-configuring xorg with the command line, however I had no luck

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Aug 13, 2010

It is the same drive that I used to install ubuntu, but kubuntu isn't working!

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May 26, 2011

tried to install 11.04 using wubi and wouldnt work so created a boot disk and did it that way: the boot disk loads but it freezes after the loading dots

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Ubuntu Installation :: Nvidia 9300M GS - Purple Screen (loading Screen) With 4 Dots

Oct 25, 2010

I have been using ubuntu wel a long time now and I know my way around in linux but I recently updated my laptop from ubuntu 10.04 to ubuntu 10.10 all went fine until I had to restart my laptop. I got a purple screen (loading screen) with 4 dots and a oldskool like font which said: Ubuntu 10.10 Right after that the screen goes purple and its like the system halts I hear no login sound etc just a purple screen. So I did a clean install from the 10.10 live cd which booted perfectly fine and the system was also useable like before. But when I installed the system and rebooted it again no problems.

But when I tried to install the proprietary nvidia driver (the recommended one) I got the same problem again the purple screen. After searching a while on the internet I only found posts which had the problem with ATI cards but my laptop is fitted with a Nvidia Geforce 9300 M card. So I tried several things like removing the xorg.conf (read it somewhere) which ofcourse did not work, and booting in graphics fail safe mode which worked. So the point is in 10.04 and 9.10 I CAN use my video card drivers but not in 10.10 is there a solution to this problem? I am talking about the 32 bit version of ubuntu and here's my system hardware profile:

Intel core 2 duo t7350 @ 2,0 ghz / 3mb l2 cache
2 GB DDR3 ram
160 gb hdd
Nvidia 9300m gs
Chipset: I dont know sorry
Model: Samsung R710

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 "Five Red Dots" Gone During Loading?

Jan 31, 2011

After an automatic upgrade on Saturday and Sunday. Now during booting, the screen is black until eventually the desktop appears. Well, almost black-- early on there is a quick flash in the top left corner of the screen, I think it says "acpid client 0.0 disconnected".The desktop comes up and seems to work just fine.

What is it that puts the "Ubuntu" and Five Red Dots on the screen, is it grub2, or is it gdm, or X, or is it some other "in between" process? (Sometimes in the past I have gotten the text-only "Ubuntu 10.10" instead of the graphic 5 dots. At that time I was thinking it was something about grub2 not dealing with my monitor resolution properly. But I'm not so sure)

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Dec 23, 2009

kpackagekit keeps waiting forever "Waiting for service to start".what is this service that it is waiting for? i am running fedora 12

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Will Not Install: Cannot Get Past Five Red Dots?

Jun 12, 2010

I cannot install the newest Ubuntu, 64 or 32-bit. On the amd release, the intro with the five red dots appears, then it goes into a white background with multiple light-purple random lines, and quits there. On the 32-bit release, the purple screen appears with no menu, with an error message.My system has an AMD64 processor, two hard disks: one for Windows, one for Linux. I used to have Ubuntu Hardy Heron on it (not the LTS version), so I erased the drive.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.1 - Black Dots Appear In Password Box Automatically

Feb 18, 2010

I am using OpenSuse 11.1. When the computer boots, I come to the welcome screen and then I have the screen with the users on the left hand side. One user is selected by default, and the space for the password is in blank. If I do not enter the password immediately, black dots start to appear in the password box as if there was somebody typing a password.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Install Lubuntu - See Screen With 4 Red Dots Which Hangs

Jan 24, 2011

I have a pretty old acer lap top. I used to run xubuntu on it, then I formatted it and installed freeBSD just to check them out. I tried to install last version of xubuntu then, and I got a message that /dev/../loop0 couldn' d mount or sth then I learned about lubuntu and I tried to installed them but I tried both a dvd and a cd and on both cases after I select language and "install on this machine" I just see a screen with 4 red dots writing "Ubuntu 10.10" that stays like this forever.. and nothing happens. the same if I select to boot from the cd just to check the environment. I then tried a ubuntu-studio dvd I had handy just to see if this would work - and it started installing as expecting, I cancelled it after a while. how to get lubuntu running?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install 10.04 Desktop But The Screen Goes Black After - Dots - Logo ?

Sep 14, 2010

Trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 desktop (amd64) on this brand new system:

I connected the Dell ST2410 24" Full HD Widescreen LCD to the HDMI port on the ATI card and Windows 7 boots up just fine.

So then I put in the "ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso" CD in drive and reboot the system. I see the Ubuntu logo with the dots for a while and then the LCD goes black. The LCD reports that there is no signal from the system. The power light in front of the LCD goes from white to amber. The keyboard stops responding.

I power off everything, remove the Ubuntu CD and reboot the system and it works fine again with Windows 7.

The CD has no problems. At boot time, I checked it for defects and it reports no errors. At boot time, I used this same CD to check the system for memory errors. No memory errors. I used the same CD to install Ubuntu on other systems and had no problems.

The 16X DVDRW Drive has no problems. In Windows 7 it can play CDs and DVDs.

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General :: Unexplained Red Dots In Screenshot?

May 8, 2011

I've been having the weirdest problem with some aspect of my operating system: This is a screenshot of Google Chrome 11.0.696.57 running in Linux with Xorg server 1.9.5 with the FGLRX display drivers 8.841 on a Radeon HD 4870. The display drivers, kernel and X server were not upgraded before this started happening. I have also not modified my xorg.conf.

As you can see, the red pixels show up just about anywhere a bitmap is changed. It has been happening in every program and not just the browser. Sometimes they flicker, always appearing at random.As far as I can tell, the Linux TTY (outside of X) is not affected. The fact that this is capturable in a screenshot rather than just appearing as pixels on the screen is what puzzles me. If you have any information as to what might be causing this, and hopefully how to solve it, (or even a theory) please post below.

Other information:

Slackware 13.37
Running Fluxbox 1.3.1
My /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Edit:Switching TTYs (via ctrl-alt-F[1-9]) and back seems to dissipate the effect, at least temporarily.

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General :: Symbolic Links With Dots?

Feb 24, 2011

what exactly does the following symbolic link mean?"target ->/path/to/./usr/bin/example"I am a bit confused on the "." portion of it.

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General :: Ubuntu 10.04 Not Loading - Sticks At GRUB Loading

Oct 27, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 not loading. Sticks at GRUB Loading message.

Read the other threads re OS not loading and GRUB. The talk about code goes over my head.

Local techie says the hardware is good. Tried reloading Ubuntu from CD. Tried loading the unmentionable OS.

Tried using Spotmau Powersuite.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Grub Failure And Now Waiting For Device

Dec 10, 2009

2 weeks ago, my power supply blew, during close-down. My system is a SUSE Linux 10.1 and openSUSE 11.1 dual boot with WInXP (for those family things). After replacing the power supply my system had no root partition, or loader. It said something like "Invalid Partition table". Grub had gone! So following swerdna's "How to Boot into openSUSE" tutorial I used the openSuse 11.1 install CD rescue option to get to the command prompt, su'd, went to grub and followed the stated commands. So far so good.

However the new grub entry openSUSE (Failsafe) has a problem. It starts to boot in the usual way, but I note fatal Module errors in the boot log relating to sata_nv not found, ide_pci_generic not found etc, and Fatal error inserting edd (/lib/modules/ no such device but uses udev as boot source until Waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/ataST3120827AS-4M60PX7V-part6...... and then it exits to /bin/sh.

My fdisk looks
Dev Boot Start End Blocks Id Syst
/dev/sda1 1 1306 10490413 c w95 fat32
/dev/sda2 1307 2612 10690445 c w95 fat32
/dev/sda3 * 2613 14593 96237382 f w95 ext'd
/dev/sda5 5486 8096 20972862 83 linux
/dev/sda6 8097 10695 20987643 83 linux
/dev/sda7 10699 14593 31310653+ 83 linux

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OpenSUSE Install :: Login Very Slow Waiting For Password Prompt

Feb 4, 2011

OpenSUSE 11.2 (i586) IBM x3250

Login is taking forever. Nothing is running, server is idle.

Finally get prompt.


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Install 10.04 - Gave Up Waiting For Root Device

Jul 23, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and booted to the desktop 2 times. Both times the desktop was so big I could not see any of the icons. The third time and every time I tried to boot again I am getting the following Text Screen warning. "Gave up waiting for root device". I expect I have two different problems, but I can not work on the desktop being to big until I can get this system to boot again.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install / LiveCD Freeze At "scrolling Dots" / Change Boot Options Will Allow It To Work?

May 26, 2011

I'm trying to install (L)ubuntu on an old AMD 1.66GHz based HP laptop, to dual boot with Windows XP. However I'm running into an issue that I haven't come across on any other machine before where after selecting "Install Lubuntu" from the main boot menu, it moves to the scrolling dots splash/loading screen and after ~30 sec or a minute it freezes. There is no error, it doesn't reboot or eject the disk even after several hours of sitting on that splash screen, with the dots frozen, no CD activity, and no HDD activity. I get the same result if I try to boot it as a LiveCD as well.

Can someone help diagnose whats going on? Is it possible changing some boot options will allow it to install? I'm not quite sure where to go with this one.

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General :: Grub Waiting For Input Ubuntu 11.04?

Jun 8, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 fine, but Grub is waiting for Enter..? Why?



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General :: Ubuntu Server - Gave Up Waiting For Root Device

Apr 5, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 server on old hardware. The boot seems to have a problem. See the screenshot attached. When I see that and type "exit" the normal login is displayed. There was nothing special about the install. Anyone has an idea how to fix it?

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General :: What Does Separated Two Dots Mean: ". ./script"

Sep 24, 2010

I know the second dot refer to current direcotry, but what does the first dot mean?I tried to lost the first dot on purpose when running a sh file, but it failed.However, it seems unnecessary to have the first dot when running bin file. Why?

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Ubuntu :: "Gave Up Waiting For Root Device" - 10.04 - Install Lucid X64

Jul 30, 2010

I tried to install Lucid x64. I have a Dell Studio 1555 with a 250gb hard drive. I have it partitioned thusly: A 200GB NTFS partition that I keep all my music/videos/books on. When I have Linux installed, I mount this as /files. I never touch this partition during an OS install. A 100MB EXT4 partition that I created today during the install process. I mount this as /boot. A 4GB swap partition that I created today during the install process.

A 46GB(ish) EXT4 partition that I created today during the install process. I mount this as /. As far as I could tell, aside from being for some reason painstakingly slow, the install process went normally. At the end, I was prompted to remove the disc and press Enter to reboot. I did so. My computer didn't boot. Instead, after BIOS, I got a blinking text cursor for about ten seconds, and then the following message:


I've tried setting rootdelay=90, but that didn't work, and the majority of the failure output is greek to me. I've found reports of similar problems all over the forums, but nothing really useful or comprehensible.

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Ubuntu :: Boot "waiting For Root Device" - Post Install

Mar 4, 2011

i have a working Windows 7/xp dual boot prior and post to having installing ubuntu, after installation i removed the usb thumb drive then preformed a reboot. when i got to boot loader where i normally pick Win7/Xp/Linux and pick linux it then runs grub. I get the boot loader screen, select Ubuntu 10.10 "Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:

- boot args (Cal /proc/cmdline)
- check rootdelay= ( Did the system wait long enough?)

From booting back of live usb


i tried hitting e and changing (there was more before this)linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sdd1 ro quiet splash which kicked me back to same point saying it could not find it at sdd1

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Apr 30, 2010

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire AS5517-5671 laptop [URL] Every time I try to install Fedora 12 it gets to the waiting for hardware to initialize then restarts. (using the F12 DVD) Ive tried both the default installation method and the basic video drive options

Ive successfully install OpenSuSe 11.2 on the laptop with little trouble however. So any idea if there is a work around, or is my laptop not compatible with F12?

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Fedora Installation :: Unable To Install 15 - Halts At "waiting For Hardware To Initialize"

Jul 21, 2011

I m trying to install fedora 15 on a computer I've just built (which is already running windows 7).

asrock h61m/u3s3 lga 1155 intel motherboard
intel i5-2500 processor
radeon HD 6850 graphics card

After selecting "install a new system or upgrade an existing system" the installation process completely halts at "waiting for hardware to initialize." I looked this up and tried various boot options which frankly, I don't know what exactly they do. Setting "nomodeset" changed nothing as did various others like "noefi". When "ignore_loglevel" was set, the progress went a little further past "waiting for hardware to initialize" stopping after this:

[15.106386] atl1c 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IQR 18
[15.106639] atl1c 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[15.139841] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810

From what I've gathered from looking this issue up for the past few days, it is probably a graphics card issue. However, I did remove my graphics card and tried using the input directly to the motherboard and had similar issues. I'm not sure what other information is relevant but I can try to relay as much as I can if it is needed.

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Ubuntu :: "install" Or "try Without Install" Leads To Ubuntu Logo Screen With Dots Flashing Under - Blank Screen

Aug 10, 2011

1. Installed Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit for my 64 bit laptop to run alongside windows 7.

2. Installation worked, but had problems booting - it booted sometimes from the grub menu other times didn't

3. Found no solutions for problem so deleted grub and removed the ubuntu OS from disk management.

Since that time I've been attempting to install the long term support (version 10.04) for a while and nothing's happening. The button to "install" or "try without install" leads me to the ubuntu logo screen with the dots flashing under then a blank screen. The memory stick's light doesn't flash either hence it's not working. I've tried the 32 bit and 64 bit version, downloaded from multiple sources and converted the iso using multiple programs.

I then tried the 11.04 version again in 64 bit but that didn't work so I tried what I did in the beginning, the 32 bit version and it works. It feels a bit like after the first install my laptop only wants to install the 32bit 11.04 version and is a bit racist (can i say that?) to the other versions so completely rejects them. Why?

Is there any chance if I try to use a cd to boot that version and it may work from there?

And if I can't run 10.04 for some weird reason technical or w.e, can someone reccommend me another REALLY good version for a beginner which is easy to install and doesn't have too many problems.

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Debian :: Every Plymouth Themes Is Three Dots

Aug 3, 2015

Code: Select all# plymouth-set-default-theme --list

These are the plymouth themes available.

I've tried to preview every themes (using this script [URL[....), but they're all the same, just three dots except for "details" and "tribar". I've tried to use one of those three dots theme too and yes the bootsplash is three dots.

I've opened /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spacefun/ and saw that it shouldn't be like that. It should be something with blue background and Debian logo.

I've used this Wiki page as reference: [URL] .... I'm using Jessie.

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Feb 5, 2010

I know there is a patch or something. I find it extremely annoying to find a nice theme, and then some of the icons have nasty dots all over them. Like on the "back" icon and "stop" icon in this picture.
How can I fix this?

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Jun 26, 2010

How can I change those heavy black dots that are generated in the hidden password field to asterisks? I have looked in gconf-editor but haven't run across it. Or maybe it's in a totally different place?

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