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Oct 22, 2010

I've been using 10.04 for a few months without any problems, but today, I tried to boot into Ubuntu and just got a black screen. I tried the tutorial on this site, and it worked.

I have to do this after every reboot unless I edit the /etc/default/grub file (the second part of the tutorial). I'm not sure how to go about doing this since the article is very vague.

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Due to a motherboard issue, I need to edit a parameter in the "etc/default/grub" file.

However, the problem is, that file doesn't exist.

Grub does seem to be installed, I can get into grub from the command line etc.

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu Server - 10.04.2 LTS

Brand new box, no previous installs of anything, no other operating systems etc.

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I remember when installing from the CD it asking about grub, but I don't recall which option I chose, it was whichever one was the default.

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Btw, I'm not a total linux noob but far from an expert, so I may need any answers "dumbed down" a bit.

EDIT (more info):

It seems that I have regular "grub" and not "grub2" installed... I'm assuming that is part of the problem ?

My version: grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97)

Does this version of grub allow you to edit options etc ?

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I need to add "reboot=a" to this line.

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