Ubuntu :: (Grub - Windows 7 - Unknown Filesystem) - Screen Goes Blank And Screen On-button Begins To Blink
Jan 26, 2011
The day started as usual until I got the very bright idea to install Ubuntu. A new OS along side W7, that sounded great. I checked some guides on the Internet, it was all very straight forward. Install it and Grub will show you the OS:es when you boot up. I installed Ubuntu, rebooted. After the BIOS messages the screen goes blank and my screen on-button begins to blink, as if trying to find a signal, I press enter, it reboots instantly. After BIOS messages I get to a screen that says "GRUB error: uknown filesystem grub rescue>"
I've looked through everything here and nothing works. I've tried to fix the mbr-thingy using Windows Repair and even though it says "one partition was updated with new boot-thingy" when I reboot, I get into that very same grub rescue. I think my setup has something to do with it. I run RAID0 (2x360Gb hard drives), first having C: at 50Gb and then the rest as F: for programs and such. What I did was that I shrunk the F: part and then used that as partition for Ubuntu. Also please have a look at these screenshots, my partitiontables and such seems completely wacky to the raid: Where should the boot-loader go? I'm very, very new at this. I've had Ubuntu Netbook remix on my netbook for a time but still treat me as an utter beginner.
I have just updated to 10.04 on my Dell Insperon 8200 laptop, and all seems well with Linux.My problem is that although it shows in Grub Windows XP will not load. I just get a blank screen with a flashing cursor.I have tried to grub-mkconfig and grub-update, both of which reported successful results.However on reboot I still get a blank screen for windows.This was not an issue with 9.04 and 9.10.so I don't think it is the machine.
I am trying to install ubuntu 10.04 lts on three of my schools old computers, they are all old Celeron computers, all basically exactly the same, it installed flawlessly on the first one but on the second after restarting after fresh instillation it boots to an error saying "unknown filesystem, grub rescue>" I've reinstalled 3 times, I've looked for others with the same problem but they are all related to dual booting with windows, I wiped windows, there is mow windows involved
When i turn on my monitor the screen goes blank, but the 'on' button is lit up. Any ideas of what the problem could be?edit: When i turn off and turn on my monitor, it displays what's on my computer for a couple of second and than the monitor turns off again.
Background: My mother's HP laptop had Ubuntu and Vista on it, Ubuntu my brother's doing. He decided he wanted to take off Ubuntu yesterday (he had forgotten the password), and deleted the partition that it was contained within. The computer now boots to this error.
Inventory: We no longer have the install disk for Windows Vista, he cannot tell me what version he used of Ubuntu, what partition it was on, any of the specs for the machine, or generally any information about the system. All I am aware of is that error on the boot-up screen. I have nothing else to work with.
I would like to remove Grub, and Ubuntu, and leave Windows intact (the request of the owner of the computer), but I have no idea what commands I could use to get rid of either when I can't access Windows, or how to properly remove them if I did access Windows.
I am having the same problem, as soon as X tries to load my screen just goes blank. I have an ATI Radeon 9550. At first I tried switching between VGA and DVI as well but upon ruling that out, I switch to my on-board video card and that is working thus far, but I'm trying very hard to figure out a way to be able to switch back. Anyways I'll check back in later on if I have any new information I will post.
Anyway one day I start my computer and instead of starting normally it comes up with a screen which says GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta at the top. I selected the option Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic as I figured this is what normally loads without being prompted in the grub menu, but after this I got the ubuntu logo for a few seconds then my screen goes blank. My laptop is a hp510.
I've been using Ubuntu on and off ever since about 8.04. This newest release (10.04)... wow it's amazing. That's all I can say. The only gripe I have right now is that right after I select Ubuntu from GRUB, the screen goes black for about 10 seconds, then goes to the bootscreen. By the time it gets to the bootscreen, the bootscreen is shown for about 3 seconds, and then I get the lockscreen. I have a nVidia card with proprietary graphics drivers installed.
I have an HP computer nvidia and AMD stickers on it and 1GB RAM. HDD is Parallel ATA. I downloaded both Ubuntu & Kubuntu Live CD. Both live CD's boot to a blank screen. After a (seemingly) successful install of kubuntu, the screen goes blank after GRUB.
Here are the details: With this HP, when i boot from ubuntu live CD the screen goes blank. It does not give any option about trying ubuntu, install, ubuntu, mem test. I just get a blank screen. On my ASUS laptop the ubuntu live CD goes straight into ubuntu live (without having to choose an option). It is not the CD When I boot from kubuntu live cd i get to the screen where i have an option to try kubuntu, install kubunt, memtest..
If I choose either try or install, my screen just goes blank & never progresses. Again, this live CD works on my ASUS laptop. At the bottom of the boot screen for the kubuntu live CD i noticed f1-f6 configurations. I was unable to change any other than language and f6 options. If I press f6 i get options which i can mark with an x. I don't know what any of these mean but I checked all of them and then on the boot menu popped up
BOOT **a whole bunch of text** I went onto install kubuntu and it no longer went to a blank screen. Rather it was a fuzzy grainy splash with the word KUBUNTU and loading dots underneath. Atlas it seemed to prevail, the installation process started (fuzziness went away). The installation screen now looks just as it did on my ASUS laptop. I continued through the steps with an installing on the entire HDD. The installation completed (with no signs of error). Screen said take out disc press enter.
I did so and my computer turned off. I power up the computer and the GRUB loads up. I have option of regular and fail safe. Both lead up to a blank screen. My monitor seems to think there is no signal and goes into standby mode. Perhaps the video card is not rendering correctly or not compatible.
And by blank screen I mean after I pick whatever I want on GRUB. There's NOTHING.I even tried going in recovery mode. But same thing.Right now I'm using an older recovery. The newest thing is completely broken. And the regular one for the Ubuntu version doesn't work either.
So after installing linux for the first time - version 11.04, first there are 1000 problems which don't fix especially the fact it didn't boot into linux half the time. I managed to get on it and there was an update, thinking this would fix something I updated it and now I can't do anything on my laptop! Before I could atleast log onto windows but I can't even do that now. The place where you can press f12 to go into the bios and change priority I can't even get there because when it says to press f12 I press it but nothing happens and it still takes me to a blank screen with no grub menu no nothing.
First let me describe my system setup. I have windows, ubuntu 64 and ubuntu 32 present. I upgraded the 32 bit version to 10.4 with no problem. After upgrading the 64 bit version is when the problem occurred. I believe it has to do with the grub.cfg file. When I would choose the 64 bit version the screen would just go black, no furthur action. After making a few changes to the 64 bit selection in grub.cfg i come to a screen that says c to continue, s to skip mounting, and m for manual mount. Pressing s gets me in. Here is a copy of my grub.cfg.
# # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub #
I just installed ubuntu 10.10 did a clean install, formatting the previous ones. Install completed successfully, rebooted, entered in GRUB, chose linux, linux starts the my screen goes black, there is no signal coming to my monitor, linux runs fine though i think because I hear the ubuntu login drum. I press ctrl+alt+F1, but can't get to console either, the screen is looking for input signal. Should note the I have a Palit NVdia 9600GT gpu because I saw that people with NVdia card sometimes have similar problems.
i have 2 hard drives connected to sata ports randomly on my motherboard ( i didnt do it in any order )
1. Western digital 500GB - Windows 7 2. Seagate 500GB - Linux HDD - had ubuntu 10.04 on it before suse
Ok basically, ive been trying distro's by installing them on my linux HD, my favourite is ubuntu, but i wanted to see what else is out there so i tried out OpenSUSE, and with suse i unfortantly came across many problems with grub-legacy, and i solved that eventually by changing my boot hard disk in BIOS to the seagate, and installing grub on that Ive never had a grub issue in the past using ubuntu, only with suse Then i decided to go back to ubuntu because everything just works and i like .deb packages, so i installed 10.10 32Bit
Everything went fine, chose default install options, formatted the Seagate drive, and installed to the seagate, HD changedt the boot drive to the western digital in BIOS ( were ubuntu likes to install grub in the past ) booted fine, installed fine, grub showed fine, booted to linux then i went back to windows for a day of gaming and fun, i just rebooted about 30 minutes ago to play with linux, and i cant access the grub menu my pc goes to the POST screen and then were grub should show, i get a blank screen and the pc just reboots to the POST constantly this problem has never happened with ubuntu, ive had 10.10 before, this is all started after removing opensuse
ive tried F8 and booting from both drives, the seagate i just get a white underline for ages and nothing happens and i cant boot to windows on the WD Im currently on my livecd im using the 11.04 livecd, all my cds arent labelled, so i have no idea which is which, i just chucked one in to get a browser, but i gotta say natty 11.04 IS AWSOME
I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday. The ISO allowed me to install Ubuntu using Wubi and it worked just fine in Windows (I used a virtual drive to mount the ISO). I liked it enough to want to replace Linux Mint on the Laptop with it.After a LOT of trying, I was finally able to make the liveUSB of Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit version.[URL]isplays the boot menu and if I select 'try Ubuntu without installing', I am greeted with a blank screen which just does not go away until I hard reboot the system. Also, the grub I am getting is NOT the purple one which usually is the default; instead, its a dark screen with a black-n-white titled Ubuntu logo. So the question of using the NOMODESET doesn't arise at all. I am using Dell XPS 15 with dual OSes - Linux Mint and Windows 7. Both Mint and 7 are 64-bit OSes but I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit version.
I am installing 11.04 on a Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H with an onboard GeForce9400. I'm trying to turn this into an XBMC htpc. I'm not using xwindows or anything like that. Going straight to console for now. I'm experiencing the GRUB Black/Blank screen. I just don't know what else to try...
1. I've changed the kernel boot options, i.e. nomodeset 2. I've toggled the GRUB_GFXMODE=640x680 line 3. I've remembered GRUB-UPDATE 4. I can get into GRUB menu using SHIFT at bootup, messing around with settings and CLI there 5. I started with default nvidia drivers (not good), and then installed nvidia-current - that works better. 6. At the blank screen, I can hit ALT-F1 into console/tty fine. 7. If I use nosplash --verbose, I get a long wait with a blank screen, then the last bits of the bootup log and the login prompt. 8. And stuff I've forgot I've done....
Now what I really can't understand is that I have XBMC installed AND working beautifully. I can set XBMC to autorun with no trouble at all. It's just the period between bios and XBMC that it all goes dark. When I quit XBMC, I get a blinking cursor, which I can F1 to the console. What is it with GRUB??? What am I missing? Why is this so difficult? I COULD live with it, but its just not right, and I want to get it right.
I recently wanted to install ubuntu 11.04 on my computer (which had vista on it and I wanted to just completely wipe that out). After the install I noticed that my monitor would not receive signal during boot (I heard the little drum noise but my monitor said no signal). So I tried following these instructions (which have worked in the past): [URL]
but when I boot the computer I don't have a GRUB menu! It just automaically starts booting ubuntu 11.04. Is this because that is the only OS I have installed? Did I do something wrong? What can I do to fix the problem?
Yesterday I partitioned my hard drive with kubuntu netbook remix and windows 7. after a few hours and reboots i turned on my computer and it said Grub loading. unknown filesystem rescue grub> It looks like allot of people have been having similar errors recently with windows 7.
I've just installed ubuntu 9.10 from a live cd on to a 2nd HDD, with vista on the 1st. When I turn my PC on GRUB comes up and I can select ubuntu or vista, vista works but when I try to boot ubuntu the screen goes black with a small flashing underscore in the top left and then just goes completely black, nothing else happens after this. I've tried reinstalling from the live cd but when I go install nothing happens and the screen goes black again. When I was installing I changed the boot to something like scsi?
My PC's specs are: Dell inspiron 531 HDD1: Ubuntu(300GB) HDD2: Vista(1TB) OS Windows vista Graphics card. ATI radeon HD 4700 series
I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 10.10 on a computer with 5x 1.5 TB HDDs. I went through the process of partitioning the five hard drives into three partitions each:
sd*0 is a 300MB partition for /boot, RAID1, 2 active, 3 spare sd*1 is a 500MB partition for swap, RAID1, 2 active, 3 spare sd*2 is a 1.5TB partition for /, RAID5+LVM, 5 active, 0 spare. md0 is the raid1 on sd*0 md1 is the raid1 on sd*1 md2 is the raid2 on sd*2
During the install, everything seemed to work fine with the formatter, but the installation ended in error. I booted into rescue mode and found that though all the drives were U (in /proc/mdstat), it was resyncing. I let this run (overnight) and the next day, jumped back in and installed the OS successfully.
However, after installing GRUB, when the installation process asked me to reboot, the system came back up with a blank screen (blank, save for a blinking cursor) and didn't move from there. I am thinking that the problem is GRUB, since I can boot into the main LVM partition via the rescue option on the install cd. Here's what bugs me:
i am new at ubuntu but at random times it will go to a blank screen with a cursor in the top left that doesnt blink. Cant do anything after that. I did all the updates and I am on an Acer Aspireone the mini computer.
I tried using Wubi to install Ubuntu 9.10. It worked fine in the Windows part of it. After the restart, I got the ubuntu option. Selected it. Something about pressing ESC for more booting option came. Then two lines of something, and then a BLANK screen for the next hour. I hard rebooted then. Selected Ubuntu again, and pressed ESC and booted into Verbose mode. Still the blank screen ALWAYS comes. No errors. Just the blank screen. What am I supposed to do? I tried reinstalling through Wubi, but the BLANK SCREEN ALWAYS COMES. I am trying an online tutorial for dual booting Windows 7 along with Ubuntu, but the guy in the tutorial says just boot live. What is that? Like just setup your BIOS and put the cd in? I am gonna try it in sometime, after my cd is burned, but still, better if I get a reply before that.
Okay, I tried with the cd, selected the option of trying Ubuntu without installing, but again the BLANK SCREEN loves me, so it won't leave. Do you think I've got a corrupt copy of Ubuntu. It is the torrent, that is linked on their official website. Should I like redownload it and try? I really want to try out Ubuntu.
With the cd I also tried checking the cd for errors option on the screen, and that too showed no errors. I want my windows installation to stay but I want to try Ubuntu along too. Still I tried installing Ubuntu, without trying to let Windows stay or something, but still, obviously the BLANK SCREEN.
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and now when I attempt to boot into Windows, it just goes to a blank screen. I have some stuff on my Windows partition that I would prefer not to lose (documents, bookmarks, etc.)
I tried running
But same result. I also followed the instructions here to create a Boot Info script. Results attached.
when trying to choose the Linux partition, I found that it would just hang at a blank screen. Looking further into the problem, I had booted with the Linux Rescue and checked the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. It appeared to be that the menu was set to hidden. I got rid of that line, and checked the boot arguments. It still had acpi=off set with the kernel and everything else seems to be in order. Root is set to root (hd0,2) which should be correct.
I bought a Intel DQ45CB LGA Q45 Micro ATX Motherboard and I am installing the 64 bit version of centos.
The install of Centos goes just fine. However when I first try to boot up, after post is done, I get a blank screen. I do not even get on the Grub screen. No access to any of the ttys. No access to anything, files, folders. I only get a blkinking cursor, no command prompt, nothing.
This happened with Centos 5.2 and 5.3
Just for the hell of it, I installed XEN Xitrix and I have no issues like that.