Ubuntu :: GRUB Command Line Appears On Start Up. YIKES?
Feb 14, 2010
I just booted into Linux and the Update Manager prompted me to restart. After the restart the GRUB interface I expect to see is no longer there and now it is just a command line that says press tab for more options.I have not got a clue with shell language as I have had no time to learn it as of yet. Do I need to uninstall and reinstall Linux or is there a command that can be typed that boots up the operating system.Even better is there something I can do that can return me to seeing the interface like I was used to.
my Setup is Fedora 14 x64 + radeon hd 4830 i've downloaded .run package from ati site with latest driver for x64 systems. installed it, but didn't edited grub.conf becouse i didn't understood anything there (probably didn't spent enough time to get things understand) Now i've lost possibility to enter my Fedora system. during boot it lost it's modern blue boot screen (with filling drop), it was replaced by standard old boot screen with triple-color stripe. after this boot screen monitor start blinking going on and off. and on last step i'm getting "Fedora 14 boot bla bla bla something" on screen. nothing works except Ctrl+Alt+Delete. system reboots showing successful daemons shutting sequence. How can i edit grub menu from initial grub screen is it possible to it's own 'e' option or 'c' from grub command line?
I recently removed Winblows Vista from my laptop and replaced it with Kubuntu 10.10 (I left the recovery partition on there, just in case). When I turn on the computer, the GRUB menu appears, I press enter, then a little flashing underscore appears on the screen in the top left hand corner. After a few seconds, the Kubuntu logo appears and I can log in.But yesterday I replace Kubuntu with Ubuntu 10.10. The Boot process is the same, but the little flashing underscore in the top left hand corner flashes for about 10 seconds longer then Kubuntu 10.10 did, and then a few paragraphs of text appears for a few seconds, then I am logged in automatically.Is this "unusual" boot process anything to worry about, or am I just being a noob.
I loaded GRUB, and now when I reboot it goes straight into the 'grub>' command line. Initially GRUB had the root as (hd0,2), whereas the boot is on (hd0,1)...(hd0,2) is my '/home' partition, and (hd0,1) is my '/' partition... So on a bootup I ran...
root (hd0,1) setup (hd0)
Now when I boot I still get the 'grub>' command line, but now the root is correct.
From 'grub>' I can type...
grub> configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
GRUB will then show the menu, and I can click the listings to load them. All's fine, but why doesn't GRUB just load the menu.lst without my prompting? How can I automate this process of typing 'configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst' each time I boot?
I can only boot fedora and red hat on my pc, I like fedora but Im having acpi problems and need to upgrade BIOS, which should be done from windows I hear. So I deleted fedora partition and plan on re-installing after all this.I've used http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/Iboot loads up but than complains of not finding something with acpiI tried knoppix but i think i was suppose to extract before I burned Ill try again if suggestedany ideas on how to get windows up i've tried many windows disc to no success
Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) 64 bitlaptop Asus f5n vidio: GeForce 7000MI try to remove piton2.6, but system freeze, after these ubuntu show massage (after reboot)"Ubuntu is running in low-grahics mode our screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself"I press "ok"and give me next list of options"run ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session" -- system freeze "regonfigure graphics" -- no resultI try to reinstall graphic driver "nvidia-glx-185" -- no result
I may need to handle a Red Hat server soon and thought that has the same command line.Where do I start if I wanted to learn the command line? Especially, how do you connect to a Redhat / Fedora Server using console on windows and do C programming
i'm using ubuntu with the GUIi have a .pps (power point presentation) on the desktop. I installed the powerpoint viewer and made it the default program for opening the file.when i double click on the file everything works.my problem is i need this on a schedule so i downloaded scheduled task.in scheduled task they ask me the command line i want to execute and that's where it doesn't work. I checked the "allow executing file as program" box on the file but i get the error cannot execute binary file.
Is it possible to instruct Ubuntu to start up (GUI) Graphical User Interface mode from (CLI) Command Line Interface mode? In the old days, you can type "win" in DOS to get into Windows - something along that line. Is it possible for Ubuntu in this case?
Yes, you can reboot to switch between the modes, but shouldn't there be a command for this?
I used the Wubi installer to install the latest version (available from the website) on my second physical HDD. I rebooted my machine and used the Windows 7 bootloader to launch Ubuntu and it launched a GUI install. I wasn't sure how long it was going to take, so I left for about a half hour and when I returned I was back to my Windows 7 logon screen. Naturally, I assumed the install was a success and I rebooted my machine. When I boot again I get the Windows bootloader and I see my options for Windows 7 (which works properly) or Ubuntu. However, if I select Ubuntu I am brought to a command-line and there is an output at the top of the screen stating "Grub bootloader." At this point do I need to type anything to launch the GUI (I'm assuming Gnome) from this? How should I proceed from this point, reinstall?
In Windows, if I have a console window open, type winmine, and press enter, Minesweeper will appear, completely separate from the cmd program. The Minesweeper instance is not tied to the command prompt in any way that I know of, with the exception of Minesweeper's parent being set to that instance of the command prompt. It's different in Linux, however.
In Linux, if I have a console window open, type emacs and press enter, Emacs will open, but it seems tied to the command line. Specifically, it appears that I can't use the command line anymore until that instance of Emacs is closed. Is there a way to replicate the Windows behavior in Linux?
Last night my system rebooted and dropped screen resolution to 800*600. I was unable to change that from no where. I tried to install nvidia driver and now no gui, only command line. Starting xorg by using 'startx' fails. How I can get back to normal with normal resolution?At the moment I am logged in via live cd. Let me know if any log files needed (if I can locate those).
i have successfuly installed ubuntu karmic inside my windows 7. After an update, i restarted it. but it didnt boot ubuntu. instead it shows grub's command line. what should i do? all of my java projects/programs is in there.
I'm trying to automate two command lines, a synclient and a syndaemon. They both work well if I type them manually in a terminal, but if I do a littre script to do this, tap to click and scrolling don't work anymore.
This is the script I wrote: Code: Select all#!/bin/bash synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 syndaemon -d -t -K exit 0
So I made a chmod +x on the file, placed it in ~/bin then change PATH to include the directory. Then I added this file in "Startup applications".
The scripts run ok, mais it has a different effect than if I run the commands manually.
I've been searching for hours now on how to start compiz from command line and configure the plugins. I just want to use the compiz core package in Slackware (no add-ons for now). I've figured out starting compiz
Code: compiz --replace and the windows decorator
Code: gtk-window-decorator --replace kde-window-decorator --replace for gtk based or kde respectively. I know how to start the plugins (by putting their names in the compiz command), but not what all of their command line names are.
What I'm looking for is all the console names of the base plugins (and eventually the others too), the order they need to be started in (if any), how to automatically start compiz when X starts, and how to change plugin settings (all without ccsm). How to do the above stuff without the use of a graphical tool.
with that said i burned fedora 8, 10, and 11 checked the sha1 verified everything was fine i had originally installed fedora 8 on an old pc i had from windows XP without any problems messed with it some, upgraded to 10 again no problems. tired to update 11 got a message about ext3 not found ext4 not found, re installed 10 the loader loads up now i have a blank screen with a cursor it the left hand corner
again i had 10 installed fine prior to all this can any one point me in the right direction to solve this issue or am i way over my head trying to figure this stuff out. i have spent 3 days searching these forums.
i'm just not quite sure what i need to do. oh, i tried to install 8 again and it wouldn't take either. i think the 10 problem has something to do with the graphic driver it's a geforce 7400 nvidia and something to do with the grub, but like i said i get a blinking cursor and not quite sure how to access the grub or command line.
I just installed Windows 7 and it erased my Grub bootloader. I followed this tutorial: URL...And now when my computer starts up it goes to the Grub prompt: Code: grub>I guess I did not do the right partition but I'm having a lot of trouble getting it back to how it was where my computer at least loaded the Windows 7 loader.
I recently updated, and now when I boot it only goes as far as grub command line. There is no grub menu. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with only Ubuntu installed -- no dual boot, no weird partition schemes. Originally installed Ubuntu 09.04 on this computer, upgraded a couple times and it currently has (had) 10.04.1 LTS running. The update should have upgraded from kernel 2.6.32-23 to 2.6.32-24. I can boot with a live CD and mount the hard drive. The drive seems fine, so it appears to be simply a grub config issue. I have to boot with live cd to get online to check for potential solutions. So I'm taking some notes on how to use grub.
The ability to manually boot using the Grub command-line constitutes a big security risk in Linux, IMO.Any OS can be booted in this manner from a PXE-LAN, USB, or CD/DVD drive, circumventing BIOS-imposed boot restrictions. (Once a foreign OS is booted, of course, it can be used to access any part of an unencrypted hard drive.) Placing passwords or locking menu items (in the Grub configuration files) does not prevent a user from booting manually using commands entered at the grub command-line.
As it stands now, when presented with the Grub menu (or after bringing up a hidden Grub menu with the "ESC" key), a user only needs to hit "c" to enter the Grub command-line mode to facilitate any type of bootup whatsoever. (They can then enter manually the Grub commands to boot an OS on any device.) This is extremely insecure and allows any passerby to boot the computer with a few keystrokes and a bootable USB drive. How do I configure Grub so that it will require a password in order to enter the command-line mode (and thereby restrict boot options to the menu, which can then be password protected/locked) ?
I'm wanting to be able to run the Open Suse start menu from the command line.king remotely, I have found that I have faster response time by only running specific X components instead of an entire desktop (particularly useful under Windows 7 Cygwin). Specifically, I'd like to invoke the start menu from a ssh command line.On Linux Mint,line command is:mintmenuWhat is the equivalent command to bring up the Slab Start Menu on Open Suse?
I have a nearly 10 years old iMac at home and installed Lenny on (somehow, I had to thrash Mac OS 9.2 :-P). Everything was successful until now, but on entering "startkde", the screen fills withkpersonalizer: cannot connect to X serverlines. Upon looking at other threads here I tried mdetect, installing X11... but to no avail
I have a GUI for Samba already as it most likely installed, the problem is I don't have a shared folder in admin menu. I have told samba what folder to share and what user to have access to it. As well I have looked at the config file to make sure what was in the gui printed into the config file. However I cannot start, stop, restart samba via command line. I will try config package and hopefully that drops down everything,
sudo service smbd restart unrecognized service, nmbd same thing. Now it is installed, but has no script file or the script file is not in the init.d folder like it should be still trying to figure I have come to the conclusion that the daemons are not installed and am trying to figure out what those script files look like or a way to import them off a ftp, however no luck with google so far. But the scripts files don't exist on my box. how do you install samba daemons when it says samba is already installed.