Got it on a CD and was using it as "Try Ubuntu" instead of installing it for good (I still wanted to see if there were memory issues or HDD issues with my desktop, before I installed it for good).Anyway, I would shut down the pc after about 2 or 3 days and redo the CD install (try ubuntu option) again and add all the plugins etc.Kids used this for playing some games on friv or nickjr.The real issue - of late, when I try to start the PC and boot from the CD, I am getting a LOGIN screen instead of the regular option to install from CD or Try the Ubuntu.
I have used the below command to do that successfully for the previous version of ububunt, but this time I failed to do that with Ubuntu 9.10. I know I can do that manually by "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop" command. I try to change the name of /etc/init.d/gdm files, but the problem still exist.m"sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove"
I'm getting some weird behavior when I log in via ssh to a ubuntu server. When I log in, there is only a $ at the command prompt, no user name. The arrows don't work, they just put the arrow characters in the prompt. Everything else seems to be ok. Also, when I say logged in as User, I meant a new user I just created.
I want, when I boot up, to load and log-in automatically a default user. I get a login in screen with the option to login as root, I do not want this. How do disable the option to login to X as root and just load as me/default user?
I had received ununtu HH CD, which I loaded few times in few machine without problem (CD is ok). But in a perticular machine ubuntu HH, makes the screen garbled during installation and after installation at login prompt, but screen is just OK before the login prompt. This is happening in one machine and when i tried to load ubuntu 9 and fedora core in this machine, all goes fine (installation and use) means machine is reasonably ok. As I load edubuntu on HH, hence this ubuntu loading is important for me.
I am using ubuntu 8.04. At login prompt my screen resolution is 1024x768 which makes letters look so small how can I change it 800x600.In my user account I have set it to 800x600 using system>preferences>screen resolution.
I was expecting a gnome window login prompt after installation was done. Instead I am getting a command line login prompt.Am I right expecting a X-Windows login prompt?I login successfully, but I am dropped into a shell (bash) instead of a gnome desktop.
The hardware I am installing on: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB Ram 137 GB HD Radeon X1300/X1550 Series Monitor - Dell E156FP (max res 1024x768 60 Hz)
The mingetty --noclear parameter is failing with my current Fedora 13 installation. In the past this parameter would inhibit the clearing of the screen before prompting for the login name on the console. At present even with the parameter it clears the screen.
My /etc/inittab (which always worked past versions) contains:
Can someone tell me if I might be doing something wrong, or was this parameter dropped in the current version? Does anyone know of a workaround?
I understand the security purpose of the clear screen. But the particular computer is in a secured location. I prefer to look at the content of the previous screen for debugging and other chores.
Okay I am curious if anyone knows how to get this screen? I remember having it a while ago before I had to go to windows, and now that I am going back to Linux I would LOVE to have this screen back! I enclosed a screen shot picture. I think its way better than just a blinking cursor.
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 Server. I use screen alot for persistant sessions and suddenly I have a problem. When I type Code: screen -R -DD as usual, I get into screen but there is no command prompt. There is a cursor and I can type commands which work, eg ls. However I don't know which directory I am in, so it makes using it rather hard.
I do regular updation of my system. Today, I have updated my ubuntu system, but after booting I am getting only grub> command prompt. I am not able to see my main login screen. - I am using 11.04. - I have ubuntu 10.04 cd.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my 32gb flash drive. Just one large partition for the OS and about a gig for swap. Worked fine. Booted to USB on two computers and a laptop at home. Fine. Figured I'd try it on a work pc for the sake of testing a random computer. Well I stick the drive in, boot up, select usb from the boot menu and bam Ubuntu starts loading. I look away, it's cool ubuntu's loading. Well I turn back and it's a black screen. It's "<username>@whatever login:" or something close.
I use the username and password I created during installation and what I used to login to the computer like fifty million times while booted into Ubuntu. Well, invalid login. The first time I installed this OS on this drive I updated it through the update manager and rebooted. Next thing I know I type in my username and password, hit enter, and bam black screen, some stuff, then im asked to login again. Now after this next iteration I am faced with yet another faulty login screen. What is up with this OS?
im following a tutorial to setup a dns server, after editing vi etc/sysconfig/syslog, i cant seem to save me changes or exit the screen to get back to a command prompt. have tried to google the answer to no avail, any ideas? also im using putty to ssh, is the answer the same as using the terminal directly?
My FC12 laptop won't boot. During the attempted boot, after blue/white progress bars finish displaying on the bottom of screen, nothing more seems to happen. The screen isn't totally blank in that I seem to have a text cursor and keyboard input is displayed. But, no prompt, no login prompt, X isn't running, etc. If I hit ESCduring boot, it displays the boot messages and the boot sequence stops after "Starting atd". I'm not sure if it's related, but I had previously experimented with creating a new xorg.conf file by running "Xorg -configure' and was testing the new file with "X -?? /etc/x11/xorg.conf.new" (I forget what the -?? option was). I assumed that this would not overwrite the /etc/x11/xorg.conf file and that if I ran into problems, that the original xorg.conf would be in place. how I can get this miserable thing to boot?
Ive always had luck doing any kind of updates to my system. I let it auto install the security updates lastnight. Today when I rebooted the machine it just hangs. I would like to attempt to boot only to a command prompt so that I can atleast use vi to edit files and fix the system. Do I have to edit grub to do this or is there keys I can press during boot up?
I just installed Maverick Studio on a new hard drive, and am using an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE GPU. If I boot into the 2.6.35-22-generic kernel, everything runs fine, but if I try to boot into either the 2.6.35-20-Low Latency, or 2.6.33-29-Realtime kernels (installed from Synaptic), the computer boots straight to a command prompt instead of the desktop. Does anybody know what causes this? I need to be able to use one of these kernels for doing music production.
when I tried to boot into my PC yesterday, it would run through the normal loading process until it got to the login screen. There it loaded the splash screen,but the login box never comes up. I have rebooted several times, tried recovery, and run several reconfigure gdm options I have seen on the forums. Nothing seems to work.
I have restarted gdm, it goes back to the same screen again. If I startx, I was able to get to a desktop with several things missing, and unable to go into anything that required sudo permission. Also, the shutdown and restart optons were grayed out in the menu.
2nd and 3rd might be linux kernel problems but may help someone else so I included here.1st -- run level 4, /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and xdm -nodaemonJust installed 13.1 on an odd system, including building a new kernel.One thing I do is have the system boot to a command prompt and then run /etc/rc.d/rc.4 to start XBut I found that the rc.4 uses xdm -nodaemon flag and it was causing problems so I removed and all is pretty good. I still see some odd behavior with the virtual ttys sometimes.2nd -- when building a new kernel, I found I need the device-mapper butcouldn't tell if that was a linux kernel issue or something to do with lilo, I didn't want and don't need multiple disk devices like for LVM or MD so I didn't plan to have this enabled.3rd -- CONFIG_EXT4_USE_FOR_EXT23 When that kernel config option was selected and I have only an EXT4 filesystem, the filesystem was mounted as an EXT2, even though the kernel had no EXT2 feature. /etc/fstab specified EXT4 but the mount command showed EXT2. A silent problem that could leave an unpleasant surprise since EXT2 hos no journaling.4th -- I had to run lilo -C by hand in a virtual tty before finishing the install. This was what I had to do when installing 13.0 on different hardware. It seems that the lilo part of the install needs some sorting out.
the power went off in my house for a split second but it was enough for my computer to die as such linux refuses to boot, i reinstalled ubuntu 3 times now and still nothing.. the only way i can get it to do anything regarding booting is if i have a windows xp install disc in the dvd drive. other than that, bios posts and then i get a pure black screen with a white prompt and it sits there i did however find the boot info script and ran it so here is the results:
I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the command line, if I click ctrl+c during this time, I'll have the command line prompt but not the correct bash prompt (I have to run bash to pass to my correct prompt).I tried to install Apache on the server, ./configure took 4 hours to finish instead of 1 or two minutes, Oracle installation same behavior. Server Disks are mirrored using RAID controller.
I was dual-booting Ubuntu 11.04 just fine for about the last week but then ran into some issues and decided to reinstall Ubuntu. Now after the install I get this error: error: nu such device: d38af2a9-740e-4d3c-b267-2a3848e5d319 and it goes into the grub rescue command prompt screen. I have tried to reinstall Ubuntu about 6 times now, complete installs. I have tried changing boot priority multiple times. I installed off a thumb drive and left the thumb drive in after install, took it out after install.
I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 and I run it 24 hours a day. Recently one morning I went to my laptop and opened the screen but the login screen wouldn't appear. Anytime the cursor appeared, HDD activity would go to 100%. I'm assuming this because the HDD light on my laptop was permanently on. So I made the dumb decision of just holding the power button down and turning it off. When I turned it back on, I noticed it came to a command prompt type screen listing "initramfs" at the bottom apparently wanting me to input a command. I did a lot of research and couldn't find much of anything that would help me. I read about GRUB, superblocks, fsck, e2fsck, etc.. . I tried all of those and nothing has worked so far. Any ideas? I did notice one thing. When I went into the actual install with the livecd, it told me the drive was /dev/sda5, but in Disk Utility on the livecd, it told me it was /dev/sda1
i used to have 9.10 but now upgraded to the latest version. Back then I changed the background to full black for both the preboot screen and login screen.Now after upgrading it changed it to the purple color screen. I am wondering how I can change back the background color?