I installed Ubuntu 10.04 in a partition alongside two other partitions that contain windows. One is a windows xp recovery partition (about 8 GB) and the other is windows xp media center (about 37 GB).The Ubuntu partition is about 180 GB. Anyway, after I installed it, I was only able to boot to Windows XP. I can't boot to Ubuntu.Using supergrub, however, I am able to get Ubuntu to boot up. In supergrub, I got to Gnu/Linux, select the option to "Boot Gnu/Linux directly", and it works.However, if I try the "Fix grub" option, I get "error 15: file not found". Also, if I try to the option of "Boot to Partiion" and I select the Ubuntu partition, I get "error 13: invalid or unsupported exectuable format".When in Ubuntu, I opened the terminal and tried the following:gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
The menu.lst file is empty. There is nothing in it.What is going on? How can I fix it so when I boot the computer I'm given the option of booting to Windows XP media center or to Ubuntu?For additional info, I ran the bootinfoscript and the results.txt file is pasted below.
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
First off, I have spent several hours searching this and other forums looking for an answer to this, and have tried several things, none of which have fixed this issue. Here is what I'm seeing:I performed a new install of FC12 on a Thinkpad R40, 512Mb RAM, with a 40Gb HDD, 38Gb useable, from a live CD. That leaves a little over 9Gb free for expansion. All went well with the install, but the post-boot upgrade would not complete due to an error with the abrt files. I found a thread discussing this and used the suggested method of performing the updates from a shell, which worked fine. There were LOTS of installations, updates, and replacements, and finally the shell returned "Complete!". After a reboot I was going through the Fedora_12_ User_ Guide.pdf and noticed many items missing from the System Menu as described in section 220.127.116.11 "The System menu". Another thread seemed to address a similar issue with su - then yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment", which I did. It updated over 870 items, then completed with no errors. At this point I logged out and back in, no change, and then tried a reboot, which also did not change anything. Finally, I'm appealing to the community.
just installed 10.04.2 on a slightly older compaq p3 desktop.install went fine.set to login automatically.it boots into gnome but there is no top menu bar.i can use alt-f1 to run an applicationbut how do i get to the preferences and administration menus?i made a ..... video showing the error and i would include it but i think that's why my last post on this topic didn't make it through the spam filter.
I upgraded to 10.4 on Friday and everything seemed to go flawlessly. I had installed Netbook launcher about a month ago and decided I didn't like it, so yesterday I uninstantiated it. Now when I boot up using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx I get this error
The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:gnome_gohome" do you want to delete your configuration
I get the same result if I click "no" or "yes" the boot finishes and every thing seems to work....except the drop-down menus are missing on the panel on the right. So every thing on the left is there I.E. im connected to my router but i cant get to Fire Fox right or left clicking on the panel wont let me at to the panel so how do i get my panel back?Oh and the bottom panel is gone too. not really sure this is an upgrade problem but the timing was suspicious.
just recently upgraded to 10.04. After the upgrade I noticed that certain Administration menu items are msising. I can't find the "Hardware Drivers" tool. Is there a way to reinstall to put the complete files and correct the menu items, etc.?
Since certainly half a year I have to add the vga=0x317 parametere at the end of the root parameter in the menu.lst file after each upgrade of the kernel and also recently after upgrading from 11.1 to 11.3. Without this, the splash screen is not shown on my HP Pavilion laptop.
At least the DVD I downloaded a few days ago was nothing like the one that was downloaded on release, most worked I'm missing a couple of important things on the gnome menus, nothing on system>preferences or Admin for printing, I had to configure the printer directly with the CUPs admin panel. These no way to edit the menus, right clicking on the bar has no effect, and I haven't form menu-edit in the repos with yumex, or the gnome control pane. Have these been dropped in FC14 ?
It used to be that the dvd menu offered an option to "repair the installed system". THis was really very convenient. The openSUSE 11.3 dvd for x86 now only gives a "system rescue" option which leads to command line directl. Where have been "the repair the installed system" tools? How can we access them now? What is a reasonable set of tips that's supposed to be used after logging into "system rescue"?
I have an asus pc, and its network hardware is not recognized by debian, the drivers are not even in the list provided during the installation process. I managed to download them from another pc, but if i try to make them and install them, i'm stucked because Make is not installed on debian (nor is sudo).So i need a connection to install the drivers that provide me a co0nnections..
I have installed Debian Jessie 8.0.3 64-bit net install on an IBM ThinkCentre. I have earlier had a dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on the computer. When I installed Debian Jessie, I deleted the Ubuntu partitions and created new partitions from the free space. The install went fine and the Debian EFI/UEFI version of Grub was installed, but clearly at some other place, as when I boot the system, the old Ubuntu Grub pops up and of course cannot find the necessary files that it is looking for.
I wanted to install Ubuntu One last night, or start using it if it was already installed but I can't find it. It's missing from the me menu, as well as sys>pref / admin > Ubuntu One. I tried running ubuntuone-client, but nothing happened, but that package is installed in synaptic.
I want to install slackware (i.e. dual boot) along with ubuntu 10.04. I've read some threads as to how to do this and came to know that we need to skip installation of LILO in slackware installation and an entry for slackware in the menu.lst file of grub. I thought I'll take a look at the file before I actually start the installation however I didn't find this file at all in the grub directory.Can someone please tell me if it is normal for this file to be missing or is something wrong here? if there is something wrong then what do I do
i have an old p3 compqa desktop install 10.04.2 lts on it. install went ok. set to autologin. when it does so, gnome starts but there is no bottom or top menu bar. keyboard shortbut for terminal works and keyboard shortcut alt-f1 for running programs works but i would like to get the top menu bar or at least know a shortbut to get to network preference because i can't seem to get the machine configured for net access...
this is a 60 second video of the problem if you want to see it [URL] also shows an error it displays when booting up.
I have a Dell mini 9 or 10 (not sure which one) running Ubuntu 8.04. When trying to watch ..... clips it says install missing plugins. I have tried most of the work arounds on these forums but can't get it to work. I have therefore downloaded the latest version of Netbook Ubuntu and put it on a pendrive.Can someone kindly tell me if installing the new Ubuntu will solve my problem and how do I do this?I am okay on a computer but not great. I am after step by step instructions on how to uninstall and then install
Good day, having a spot of bother with Openoffice, for some unknown reason im finding majority of the menu & button names have been replaced with "O" characters instead. Its doesn't effect all, but for example in the Writer, the only drop down menu at the top being render correctly is "Table". code... All the buttons/sub buttons still work if you can guess where their pointing!
The only way I can seem to solve it is to remove "openoffice.org-gnome" & "openoffice.org-gtk" package.
Ive tried a complete reinstall already. Its usable without the above gnome and gtk extras but obviously not as nice to look at.
Im sure it was working fine the last time I used it?
I'm currently using Ubuntu 10.10 and the version of Wine in the standard repository. In the past, when I've installed wine, it automatically gave me a Programs menu from which I could launch all the Windows programs I installed. That menu is now missing.I tried uninstalling Wine, removing the ~/.wine folder, and removing all references to wine and wine programs in ~/.local/share... with no effect.can't get the Programs menu to come back.
Not sure what precipitated this but Administration and Preferences are missing from the System menu. how to get them back? I have to go through the Gnome menu to get to System, not sure how it got removed from the panel.
First off late me state that i know nothing about ubuntu and i am try to help someone(my father) who knows even less lol. Last night the 13yr old little girl got on his computer and was playing around now the Task/Menu bar is gone and he doesnt know how to get it back.... or do anything else without it. ive told him that this is probably just a simple setting but im not there to play with his computer to figure ubuntu out for him thus im forced to seek wisdom here. I need idoit lvl instructions on how to reenable this bar can anyone help?
I had Windows XP installed, then installed Ubuntu 9.10 in a different partition. I was able to choose which OS to boot. Then I did a distro update to 10.04. Now Windows is missing from the GRUB boot menu.
sudo update-grub doesn't change anything so I think sudo os-prober isn't finding Windows.
I've edited grub.cfg and can get an entry added for Windows, but it doesn't actually load Windows. It just reboots the machine. If I run sudo update-grub after adding a menuentry for Windows to grub.cfg, the menuentry I added disappears.
I've run testdisk, but BackupBS isn't an option. It says the original and backup boot sector are identical.
cfdisk says sda1 is the only partition that is NTFS and it is set to Boot.
I've already installed all available updates from lucid-security and lucid-updates.
I've run bootinfoscript and here are the results:
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #5 for /boot/grub. => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
My application bars are all missing their menu bars. They were showing up (along with the application title) on the top panel but I ran 'nohup gnome-panel' to at least make my system partially usable (i.e. this restores the top panel and the bottom 'bar' that has the running application icons and it also restored my close/minimize/maximize buttons to my windows).