Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Options - Can't Select Any Of The Menu Options Except For Boot From First Hard Drive

Mar 19, 2010

So I have the burned ubuntu CD, and I'm attempting to install it on a system that has one HDD with XP/Vista on it, and another that is completely formatted and unpartitioned. However, when I boot to the ubuntu CD, I can use the menus from the bottom, and select the language when initially prompted, but I can't select any of the menu options except for boot from first hard drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Live CD Boot - Can't Select Any Options

Apr 6, 2011

been trying to get linux installed on a troublesome laptop for 48 hours now without any luck so thought I'd post here as my last option.

I've tried installing 10.10 desktop, 9.04 netbook remix and just this minute 10.04 netbook versions of ubuntu, as well as other versions of various linux distros.

I woke up this morning and burnt 10.04 netbook to CD (not usb) as I wanted to put it on an old laptop with max resolution of 1024x768. I put it in an external CD drive and it boots up to the options screen on the Live CD, where you can choose to 'try Ubuntu netbook without installing' or 'install ubuntu netbook' etc.

The problem is, I can't click (press enter) on any of the options. The same problem arose with earlier versions, i.e 9.04 netbook remix Ubuntu.

Laptop model: Compaq Presario R3000.

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Nov 25, 2010

I am trying to perform a hard drive installation of RHEL 5.5. I specify the installation method and the partition and directory holding the ISO image in /etc/grub.conf


However, I am still presented with the "Installation Method" and "Select Partition" screens when anaconda runs. Is the syntax of the repo boot option correct?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Recover Multiple Boot Options Menu ?

Jun 21, 2010

Previously I'd installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Lucid) on my Acer Aspire One 751h netbook. the machine came with XP installed, so I installed Ubuntu as a dual-boot setup. I had various problems with the configuration of Ubuntu (nothing to do with the boot process, and now solved) so I reinstalled it.

What I'd actually done with the second installation was to install it again alongside both XP and the original Ubuntu installation (maybe that was also a stupid thing, but I didn't know it would work like that). When I realised what I'd done, I did the stupid thing, which was to delete the partitions with the older installation and swap file (using the Disk Utility).

After that, the next time I rebooted I went straight into grub-rescue. I don't know much about this, but I found a forum entry explaining the basics, so I can now issue grub-rescue commands that let me boot into Ubuntu. I've run update-grub and my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file looks fine.

However, I think this only kicks in once I've got past the initial boot menu and have chosen Ubuntu (now on sda5 - hd0,5). My problem is that the files/processes that load the boot menu on startup still have the old configuration, so when I reboot I still go into grub-rescue and I get 'partition not found' (or, since I recreated the partitions, 'file not found') and root is at (hd0,7).

Is there a way, once I've got into Ubuntu, of changing the information in the startup boot menu Alternatively, if I copy my entire file system from sda5 into sda7, would that do the trick?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Install - Or Any Other Based Distro - Just Hangs - Still Showing The Menu Of Boot Options

Mar 11, 2011

I bought a new NVidia Asus EN210 for my HTPC, but I can't get Ubuntu to install.

First I made a live USB disk of 10.10 with Unetbootin and when I choose the option of "try Ubuntu" it starts loading and then just hangs, still showing the menu of boot options. After this I tried Xubuntu on a USB disk. This one also starts loading but then just fails. I also tried XBMC Live. This one does show the Ubuntu 10.04 screen but then just shows a black screen.

After this I found a CD with Ubuntu 10.04, I think or it is 10.10, laying around in my room. I booted it and once I select an option from the install menu it starts to load, but then just gives a black screen with a flashing "-" sign.

The strange thing is, once I pop in the old video card, which is an ATI HD4350, my Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD on USB disk does work and it does get past the menu of boot options (in my second paragraph I describe how this isn't the case with Ubuntu 10.10 combined with my NVidia card).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Select Options To Install From USB

Apr 30, 2011

I have just tryed to install Ubuntu 11.04 onto a USB to install on a netbook. I used the software recomended to prep the USB and booted to it.

In the opening menu where you can select to install on a partition I am unable to press enter, it seems to just reset the menu. The keyboard seems to be working fine because I can use the arrow keys.

I have been unable to find a solution to this problem online, all I have found is this simular issue, with no resolution.


The netbook I am using is the Samsung n220 which apparently works well with ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Mounting A Hard Drive With Options On Command-line?

Sep 3, 2010

I have a working fstab entry:


/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=devkit,uid=1000,gid=1000,s hortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush 0 0

But how do I mount the sdc drive with those options from the command-line without restarting? I've tried to do so with 'mount' utility, but had no luck.

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Apr 18, 2010

I am trying to streamline my boot screen/GRUB Menu. I know what I want it to look like (grub_wanted.jpg), and I think I know how to get it by uninstalling a couple of things, (synaptic.jpg). Now I have too many items on the screen, and it looks cluttered to me (grub.jpg).

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Change Mount Options (permissions) On USB Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

I'm running Opensuse 11.2 and am using a couple of USB hard drives to store large data. One of these drives is formatted with FAT32 and one with NTFS. When I plug-in a USB device KDE4 shows me a little pop-up asking what I want to do with it, I select to open it in Dolphin which of course automatically mounts it.

My question is what if I want to change some of the mount options - is this possible without reverting to manual mounting? And second question is what system does it use to automount - Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu are all deprecating HAL in favour of pure udev, is this the case in Opensuse too?

HALRemoval - Debian Wiki
Features/HalRemoval - FedoraProject

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Ubuntu :: Multiple Boot Options In Grub Boot Menu?

Apr 3, 2010

I'm a noob but enjoying dual booting. However, every time I run update manager I get a new vmlinuz entry and now I have multiple boot options in my grub boot menu. Now when I have like 5 ubuntu entries to move past to select Windows. and the latest Ubuntu is always at the bottom so I have to annoyingly scroll down to select the latest there. I don't really understand what the vmlinuzXXX entries in the boot folder are for so I don't want to delete them. I've thought about editing the loop in the 10_linux file in the grub.d folder but it looks like its calling a function or macro or something:

linux='version_find_latest $list'

But like I said, I'm a noob to all this (a .Net developer on Windows professionally) and don't understand where this is. It looks like this function call has the logic I need to fix. Because its not finding the latest, its just finding all. How to I get back to one Ubunutu boot option like when I first installed?

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Ubuntu :: It Doesnt Show The Menu With The Installation Options?

Apr 25, 2010

Im trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a friends laptop,but everytime I put in the disc with the ISO it doesnt show the Ubuntu menu with the Installation options etc, it just starts up Windows normally, and when its on Windows it recognizes the disc and a window pops up showing the files within the disc (the ISO) and it doesnt let me install it.

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Mar 31, 2010

i am running windows and fedora 12..both are working smooth...today when i switch on the laptop in morning i discovered that it automatically start windows..when again i restart it..it does not give any option to me for selecting which OS to run..i have seen grub.conf file it is right...i have done nothing...windows is booting smoothly..how can i boot to fedora 12 without reinstalling.

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Feb 6, 2010

Would like to eliminate from the Grub menu of startup options all but the latest kernel update? Have made some attempts, but don't have authority is the message.

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Mar 14, 2011

I'm familiar with editing Grub's "menu.lst" file to add additional OS's to the boot list. Does Slackwares Lilo have a similar config file ? I need to add a second physical drive with Windows 7 on it to the boot options in Lilo. If it's not a config file, how do I add a second os to it ? Slack and Windows are both already installed on two different physical drives so I won't be installing, I just need to add the Windows drive to Lilo.

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Ubuntu Security :: What Are Options In "locking" Hard Drive

Feb 13, 2010

I have a 500 gb external hard drive with tons of personal files on it. Other people at home just grab my hard drive whenever they need to transfer files. I feel so disrespected. I also want to protect myself from actually losing my hard drive to a stranger who will compromise my data.

I'm thinking of encrypting, but I'm currently too busy to explore (the options seem to be hard to use) and it seems to be too much to encrypt a 500gb hard drive

What are my options in "locking" my hard drive. I don't mind if it's going to be readable only on Ubuntu. That could actually be a plus

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Nov 18, 2010

I usually use wget to download stuff from websites when scripting.I have a new requirement that requires me to authenticate then select some options to execute the download. How would I go about this? First thing that comes to mind is using keyboard macros in the Windoz world but I need to do this in bash or perl.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win XP Simply Gone From Boot Options

Feb 8, 2011

my two partitions (ubuntu and WinXP) worked fine, i always had a boot option at startup. however, my Win boot option simply disappeared. I did not do any update recently, so I do not really understand what could have happened. My /media/windows is also completely empty. when i try to open the windows partition, it says "could not mount".

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Mar 14, 2011

I've recently been trying to attempt to install Ubuntu on a partition on my macbook pro OS X 10.6.6. I have attempted to create a bootable USB stick (as I currently do not have any CD's/DVD's to use). I have followed the guide on the Ubuntu installation page twice, word for word, command for command. Everything goes flawlessly, all the files are visible on the drive when I checked, and I have never received any errors in the terminal. The problem arises when I attempt to boot from the USB, it simply does not appear under the options when I attempt to boot. I have also checked the Start up Disk under system preferences.

I have attempted the installation on two different USB sticks, and the same problem on both, flawless to install to USB, but then it is somehow not booting. I have checked with the USB company and directly from the website it says that the PNY attache is capable of this. It is the 4GB model.

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Jan 29, 2010

1. I have windows xp on my notebook compaq presario v2000.
2. Wanted to load linux as dual boot.
3. Tried with Suse linux, but there was some blank or black screen problem after installation.
4. Someone suggested Ubuntu linux.
5. Downloaded and burned ubuntu on a cd.
6. But this time during installation during partitioning there was a serious problem.
7. On ubuntu webpage they say for partiioning i will get 4 option, but i got only three options in my cd.
8. The missing option was the most important , which was required for dual boot. " Guided resize and use free space".
9. So i had to abort my Ubuntu installation as using any other option could have effected my current xp installation or might have formated my whole notebook.
10. So any comment why the dual boot partitioning option was absent in my ubuntu cd.
11. Or there is some thing to be activated in my notebook setting to enable dual boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows 7 Removed From Boot Options?

Oct 24, 2010

I've had my laptop dual-boot with Ubuntu 10.03 and W7 for some time, and all has (mostly) been OK. Unfortunately, my windows installation was an upgrade from Vista, and always a bit of a pig's 4rse, so I deleted the partition and reinstalled it cleanly.

But now I no longer get a list of boot options, so I can't boot into Ubuntu.

Its partition is still there OK... I can get the dual-boot back...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Multi Boot Options

Mar 17, 2011

Can some one point me in the right direction as to how to fix this.I have mint 10 gnome on /dev/sda1, then I have mint 10 kde on /dev/sda3, all working great. I have just installed ubuntu 10.10 on to /dev/sda4 all good after the first reboot (when asked to remove disc) there is a screen that shows all of my boot options (ie ubuntu 10.10 mint 10 gnome mint 10 kde) pick ubutnu do a full upgrade including new kernal reboot and at the screen it only shows ubuntu 10.10.result of boot info script below.


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Mar 20, 2011

I am trying to install a dual boot.

I was unable to make any progress until I tried the f6 options.

Is there a list of what the f6 mean.

I am trying to install 10.10, dual boot with xp pro

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Ubuntu Installation :: No List Of OS Options On Dual Boot?

Jun 28, 2011

I just installed a dual boot win7-Ubuntu 11.04. When I reboot, there is no list of OS options displayed, it just boots to windows. Below are the details of how I got to this point.I Used GParted to delete all partitions off a hardard drive. Then installed win7 from CD. Win7 works fine. Then I formated an ext4 partion and installed Ubuntu 11.04 from the iso CD. But on reboot I don't see a list of OS options. When I boot from the Ubuntu 11.04 CD, I can view the usual Unix directories in the hard drive Ubuntu root (bin, etc, lib, usr, var) and the /boot/grub directory. So Ubuntu looks like it got installed. What else can I trouble shoot to get the list of OS options displayed?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Win7 And Grubloader Options?

Jan 1, 2010

I recently installed Ubuntu and thus am now dual booting it with W7 (which was installed first). These are the options I get with Grub:

Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-16-generic
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-16-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)

I'm not sure if there is something wrong with this; why is there an option for Linux 16 and then for 14? At the moment I'm booting into Ubuntu using Linux 16. I'm a sticker for looks and would prefer reducing it down just to:
Windows 7

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Jan 23, 2010

So, I have an old laptop that used to have windows/ubuntu until the drive got fubarred (no physical damage). I shoved the laptop as side as I didn't use it much anymore (it's an old, loud 2.4GHz desktop p4 in a dell--mostly toshiba--laptop. pcmcia atheros based wifi card and an ATI m6 graphics card. Laptop was new back in 2002-03 maybe).The Cdrom drive had died a while back, and it's not worth buying a replacement. The bios doesn't support boot to USB. What are my options for getting Ubuntu on there (9.10 preferably)? The drive has been formatted already, so there is nothing to boot into right now.

I can pull the drive and hook it up to my desktop (windows 7 machine only right now) via USB, and partition it from there, but I'm not sure how to get the installer on there. The MBR of the laptop drive will also have to be rewritten. Is there a way I can create a dos partition, load it with files, and start a linux install that way (maybe with grub4dos or something)?Or can I somehow boot into an ISO image on a partition?The only other thought I have is creating a floppy disk that will allow a network boot, but I haven't looked into that. I basically just want something to bring with on vacation that I can get online with. Browsing from the phone leaves a little bit to be desired.

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Mar 29, 2010

This is no huge problem, but it is rather annoying to me. I am using the 10.4 beta, and whenever I get a large update (like a updated kernel) GRUB adds another boot option to the menu (I'm dual booting Vista and Ubuntu.) So my GRUB menu looks something like this when I turn my computer on:

GNU GRUB version 1.98-1ubuntu2
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-18-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-18-generic (recovery mode)


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Dec 29, 2010

I just want to confirm something before I mess with the bootloader. It kind of scares me to rewrite my MBR. It appears that the grub version that comes with Ubuntu 10.10 drives its menu generation from /etc/grub.d/* when you execute update-grub. If I want to put windows first in the list, could I just rename "30_os-prober" to something like "09_os-prober" and run update-grub? My reason for this is every time Ubuntu updates the kernel, it adds 2 new entries to grub's boot menu. It's easy enough to remove these via the Synaptic Package Manager, but that means for at least 1 boot cycle, my default OS gets messed up (Windows). I have to leave it as the default for others that use the computer, even though I prefer Ubuntu.

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Mar 18, 2011

I used to have Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 RC on separate partitions and I could choose to boot into either. Today I installed Windows 7 Enterprise trial version over the Windows 7 RC partition, and lost the boot screen. Reboot goes to Windows automatically. How can I get the boot options back to launch Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu :: Secondary Drive - Cannot Mount / Boot Due To "unsupported Options"

May 5, 2011

I have a server with two hard drives. I just backed up all my data to the secondary drive, formatted the primary one, and installed Ubuntu 11.04 Server on the primary one. The problem is, whenever the secondary hard drive is installed, Ubuntu says that it cannot mount /boot due to "unsupported options". If I physically disconnect the secondary drive, it starts up just fine, without any error messages. Is there any way that I can connect the secondary hard drive without these problems? I don't want to format it as it would destroy the entire backup.

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Aug 29, 2010

clarify the outcomes of the four step 4 options. I have sda1 - 15GB; sda2 - 106.9MB; sda3 - 163.8 GB; free space 141.1GB on a brand new machine - no user files or programmes to worry about.

I want: dual boot up choosing between ubuntu and Windows 7 at start-up, "my files" (presumably equivalent to ~/home) to be available to both windows and ubuntu and to be "separate" for no "second guessing" back-up AND no problem ubuntu (and windows I suppose) upgrades.

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