Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 - Wouldn't Load Just Brought Up The GRUB Loader With A Terminal Prompt

Nov 22, 2010

I just got a Tablet PC, and I installed Ubuntu on it. But, problem is, I tried to install 10.10, and it would install properly, but it wouldn't load, just brought up the GRUB loader with a terminal prompt. I ended up having to install 7.04, and it works great. but I'd like to upgrade it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Load With Windows Xp Boot Loader?

Jun 8, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a separate partition, with Grub being in it own partition. When I start the PC only windows Xp is available. So how do I get grub or Ubuntu load with windows xp boot loader? I tried with Live cd, the sudo grub but then it says command not found. I think its because Ubuntu 11.04 uses grub 2.

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB Loader / When Power Up Its Saying GRUB Loader Failed?

Nov 16, 2010

I have a laptop with windows vista installed on the internal hardrive.Last March I installed wanted to start to use linux so I brought a separate external hardrive partitioned it to enable media storage on one section and installed ubuntu on the other half. It works fine and so does the windows vista on my internal hardrive, however I have to have the hardrive plugged in to boot.Until now this hasnt bothered me, however I've recently started to take my laptop into university and cannot switch it off unless I have the external hardrive with me as I cannot switch it on without it.With it plugged in it loads up GRUB and then gives me the option to load either Ubuntu or windows vista, however if it is not plugged in when I power up it says GRUB loader failed.It also occured to me that if for some reason my external hardrive fails in the future I wont be able to use my laptop anymore.Has the installation of ubuntu (and GRUB) altered the MBR?
Is there some way I can edit the settings so that I can load windows vista without the hardrive plugged in, and then if it is plugged in I get the choice which one to load?

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Software :: GRUB Boot Loader Doesnt Load / Fix The GRUB?

May 18, 2010

PC: Dell Precision T7400.O/S: Windows XP SP3 64-bit & Scientific Linux 5.3 64-bit

The above PC has 2 HDDs installed one has XP and the other Scientific Linux.

Problem: XP needed to be re-installed, i've done this now but now the GRUB Boot loader doesnt load - So just boots straight into XP.

Qustion: Is there anywhere to fix the GRUB? Without wiping the 2nd HDD and re-installing Linux!

Let me know if you need any more info

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SUSE :: Deleted Grub Loader And Partition - Recover Boot To Load Windows 7?

Oct 25, 2010

I let a 'friend' use my laptop over the weekend. Now when I turn it on, it loads the BIOS details, then says no active partition, then no OS cannot be found.

It looks like they have deleted the partition with SuSE with the Grub Loader.

I cannot load up SuSE or Windows 7!

Any ideas on how to recover the boot to load Windows 7?

I have tried using the Windows 7 install disc to repair - but it does not recognise that Windows is installed and wants to do a clean install only.

Is it worth trying to reinstall SuSE and hope it detects Windows on the other partition? (I assume it is still there!)

I cannot get to a command prompt.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Boot - Grub Rescue Prompt And No Ability To Load Into Either Old 10.10 Or New Failed 11.04

Apr 17, 2011

I have a laptop with Windows 7, and about a week ago I installed Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit via LiLi USB creator. Worked beautifully, but I was having some issues with the brightness controls so I decided to get cute and upgrade to 11.04. So I downloaded the beta2 and used LiLi to make the USB (unsupported for that version of course) which used the same parameters as 10.10. I then tried to do a fresh install over the partition I had set aside for Ubuntu and had 10.10 installed on (~80 GB).

So in the installation itself, something got majorly screwed, and the entire system froze. Next thing I knew, I was rebooting and got the Grub Rescue prompt and no ability to load into either my old Ubuntu 10.10 or my new failed 11.04, or of course my Windows 7 partition either. The partition is obviously there, and as I only have one PC in my house, with no Windows 7 recovery discs, I currently cannot fix the mbr to just get my Windows back. I can of course get this in a couple days, but I'd like to be able to fix this without going to my parents.


Those are my partitions. /dev/sda3 is my Windows Partition, which I want to boot from. Only problem is, I'm not really sure where the computer is looking to find the boot record. I think it's from my fubarred /dev/sda4 partition which means it's basically looking nowhere. So I can't modify it to point to my Windows so I can just get back there.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Flash Player - Video Streaming Seased - Wouldn't Load It Stays Searching Forever

Jan 20, 2011

I have been using this thread for a couple of days and just getting exposed to the vast world of ubuntu after succesfully partitoning the hard drive through a live cd. (a copy of linux for dummies book)So naturally after getting adjusted to the new os I started seeking for downloadable media and applications.Started with flashplayer last night and installed after watching some videos.But when I tried the same thing with vlc through the terminal command; sudo apt-get vlc

The video streaming seased because they wouldn't load it stays searching forever! Now ..... doesn't work.I am afraid that by tampering with the command it also affected the flash player file.This is an ethernet connection , 100 mb/s, netgear router.

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Ubuntu Installation :: RAID 0 & 9.10 - Rebuilding Grub And Wouldn't Work

Feb 1, 2010

I started out with a RAID 0 of 3x 500GB drives. Partitioned to a 200gb Windows 7 install (plus the 100mb partition), a 50gb partition I was going to use for Ubuntu 9.10, and the around 1081GB NTFS storage partition. It wouldn't work, I tried a bunch of things, EasyBCD, ect, rebuilding grub, and everything else... wouldn't work for me. So I gave up, backed up everything and then rebuilt my RAID into to "separate" drives so that I could just change the booting drive depending on the flavour of frustration I was looking for at the time. Installed W7 back, installed Ub9.10 back. Windows loaded through it's drive fine. Ubuntu will not freaking load. So I ran a script I found laying around on one of the many.... MANY posts I read and will attach the outcome.


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Debian Installation :: 'grub-pc' Package Failed Into /target/. Without The GRUB Boot Loader

Sep 21, 2010

I was installing sqeeze i386 on my laptop VOSTRO 1400 and got this the 'grub-pc' package failed to install into /target/. without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.

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General :: Windows 7 - Make A Boot Loader Load The Existing Boot Loader From The First Partition?

Jun 14, 2010

I installed ubuntu using wubi and then I tried installing grub 2 but it failed. I need a way to reinstall the mbr sp it will load the windows 7 loader from the first partition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Loader Does Not Work

Sep 30, 2010

I have always been a Redhat user, and ESXi User. I decided to try ubuntu because of it's strong recommendations as a file server. I have tried several fixes listed in the forums with no luck. I tried the live CD and I have no issues there. I tried gparted, and it sees all my drives. Seeing that most ask for the boot info script to be run, i was proactive. I know its a boot issue with were grub is pointing too. However, that is where I get stuck. I am not an expert at using grub. In a Nut shell, I had no issues installing. I choose the Jmicron 150G Raid 1 drive. Used full drive space with LVM. When it came to reboot I did, and it just sits after it does the boot from cdrom. I hate to go back to windows 7 for a file server/web server. Oh Windows was installed at one point, I think that is where the script sees the GPT partitions.

Machine details:
AMD 1055T
8G Gskill
4850 ATI card
Intel Pro 10/100/1000 PT


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Ubuntu :: Gnome And Startx Wouldn't Load / Solve This?

Aug 24, 2010

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and I am having problem with loading Gnome and startx. I have ubuntu 9.1 installed on my Dell Inspiron E1505 system. The problem started when gnome-power-manager started giving error regarding configuration settings not installed properly. I tried to google it and after lot of searching I figured out that my root directory is almost full. Moving some folders helped me solve the problem. But in the meantime I think I have screwed up some where. Now my Gnome or startx wouldnt load. Ubuntu logins my user profile and after that just sits that with the cursor revolving. When I press ctrl+Alt+F1 it gives no errors. Then I stop gdm by code...

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General :: Ubuntu Gnome And Startx Wouldn't Load

Aug 24, 2010

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and I am having problem with loading Gnome and startx. I have ubuntu 9.1 installed on my Dell Inspiron E1505 system. The problem started when gnome-power-manager started giving error regarding configuration settings not installed properly. I tried to google it and after lot of searching I figured out that my root directory is almost full. Moving some folders helped me solve the problem. But in the meantime I think I have screwed up some where. Now my Gnome or startx wouldnt load. Ubuntu logins my user profile and after that just sits that with the cursor revolving. When I press ctrl+Alt+F1 it gives no errors. Then I stop gdm by
"sudo service gdm stop" and start startx by "startx" seems like Startx also doesnt start. checking again by Ctrl+Alt+F1 shows that its still running giving message like

setting master
stopping master..

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Fedora Installation :: GRUB Doesn't Load - Make Load Again Upon Booting?

Feb 9, 2009

I had Fedora 7 and Windows Vista dual booting on my computer. I just installed Fedora 10. When the live CD asked me where to install it, I chose "Remove all Linux Partitions and create default layout" The installation went perfectly, but now when reboot my computer, it boots directly into Fedora; GRUB does not load to ask me which OS I want to load. I know I did not overwrite Vista because I can still view my Vista files through Fedora. Here is my grub.conf file:


What do I need to do to make GRUB load again upon booting?

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Installation :: Re-configure The Other Grub Loader?

Feb 18, 2009


Originally Posted by saikee

I don't have a cure for this but the obvious thing to do is to tell the Bios not to change the disk order for the first 2 disks and so the 3rd disk, controlled by PCI-IDE, is in the 3rd position of the booting order if it is added. This way you have the two original systems booting normally and only need to add PCLos to the menu.lst of Ubunu.

I found no solution to the earlier GRUB mod. So I'm tryin' now to import the PCLOS loader into the Ubuntu GRUB (with XPPro), but alas, no success thus far.

PCLOS disk is now mapping as hd2. From GRUB cli, I did find /boot/grub/menu.lst. It returned 3 entries: (hd0,0[Ubuntu]), (hd2,0), and (hd2,6).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install A GRUB Loader Using Vista?

May 14, 2010

I Dual-Booted (if im not mistaken is the term for installing two OS) Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows Vista. Using Ubuntu 9.10 as my primary OS and using Vista for some programming ( college stuffs ) Only a moment ago, i reformat/recovered my Vista and only i found out that, my GRUB loader has gone. I'm asking is there any way for me to install a GRUB loader using Vista?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 Mini USB GRUB Boot Loader ?

Jan 21, 2011

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 Minimal on a 2GB USB using CLI and it is working very well after I added a few things. I intend to use it on machines other than my own. But the GRUB boot loader was installed to the main system on my machine and it is booting from there.

During the installation it was said that the bootloader can be installed on a floppy. So I started a new 2 GB stick and tried to install the boot loader on a floppy but my computer does not recognize floppies anymore (seems to be a wider problem with recent distributions).

So I tried to install the bootloader on a different USB stick and and this also did not work. Cannot find recent and relatively easy way to install GRUB boot loader to a stick.

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Jun 14, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 64-Bit via Wubi but it seems that when I turn on my machine I first get the Windows Boot Loader, when I select Ubuntu from the list it then goes into GRUB with the option to select Ubuntu or Windows. Is there any way to change this so only GRUB is used?

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Ubuntu :: The Page Wouldn't Load Tried To Get Into Firewall, And Couldn't Figure Out?

Dec 27, 2010

I have been having a couple of problems with various programs, and though I have read some threads that addressed the issues, they haven't solved myproblems.Keeping in mind for this, I have the 10.04 lucid version of Ubuntu.Now, a few days ago, Transmission decided to stop downloading songs. Transmission says that a port is closed, and I'm not entirely sure that that is the problem. Still, I attempted to go into my modem, and it didn't work. The page wouldn't load. I tried to get into my firewall, and I couldn't figure out how. A friend of mine who also has Ubuntu gave his Transmission a try, and it worked. When he checked the port, it also said that it was closed. So, I have no idea what the problem could be.Second, I have a Creative Zen Mosaic EZ300, and have been trying to get software to use it on my computer. I can sync to it, and add songs, but I can't delete or edit anything. I tried gnome, but it didn't recognize the player.

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Fedora Installation :: Grub Boot Loader For 2 Different HD

Jun 8, 2010

What I like is to install Fedora13,Win7,WinXp, and Musix. One HD 1.5TB Ilike on that is win7 and Fedora13,the other one with 400GB WinXP and Musix. What should I do so I can setup on GRUB. How can I set up like that.

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Installation :: Vista Recovery With Grub Loader?

Mar 8, 2009

I have a laptop which was originally running Windows Vista, I attempted to install Windows XP on via USB since the laptop couldn't boot the install disk (this has turned out to be a bad disk drive. This fell flat on its back and wouldn't even finish the install (although not before formating the Vista install in to oblivion). Although I was extremely careful to leave the Vista recovery intact. So I managed to get Ubuntu 8.10 (XFCE if that makes any difference) installed over USB. I was wondering, Could I use the GRUB louder to boot into the recovery drive? Laptop is a Toshiba Equium L350D

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change Location Of GRUB Boot Loader?

Feb 4, 2010

i installed it on a external HDD. my primary OS is windows 7 on my 1 internal hard drive. After i installed ubuntu whenever i boot up my computer i have to have my external hdd plugged in and turned on or else i get "cannot find GRUB" then some rescue thing comes up where i can type stuff. i would just like to move the GRUB loader to my primary hard drive or at least recover my windows loader but have ubuntu on it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Crash On Boot Loader With Keyboard?

Feb 26, 2010

I have installed Linux mint and it failed on grub, if I press something grub crash, tired of that I install Ubuntu but my surprise was the same problem on grub, I was thinking if grub2 was the problem, so I tried grub legacy and was the same x_x

I remember use a old version of ubuntu with lilo (or was opensuse) but it works! but neither last ubunt nor mint with grub

Grub loader: select OS If I press ANY key it crash, if I wait the 9 seconds it enter to default OS (first option)

Note: It is neither PS2 nor USB keyboard, it's a laptop keyboard, a Compaq presario 2100

Note 2: I don't speak english very well ^_^

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Can't Find Windows Loader After Update?

Nov 29, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 10.10. Normally when I boot, I get the choice to run Ubuntu or the Windows loader, where I choose between 7 or XP. I have just noticed that when I boot now, I do not have the choice of going into windows. This has happened on two of my PC's just in the last few days. I assume one of the updates has overwritten the grub configuration file as I still get the grub menu but not the windows option. I have tried sudo update-grub but this did not solve the problem.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Not Able To Overwrite Windows Boot Loader?

Mar 17, 2011

I tried to install linux on hard disk and it installed without any problem. However, when i boot i directly get the windows boot loader screen and no grub screen. I reinstalled linux. I tried to fix grub, but still no grub screen.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Prompt Cannot Key Anything?

Mar 6, 2010

I have been trying ubantu 9.10 via dual boot (with windows XP) for a while now. Today I decided to wipe out windows and install ubantu only. After I completed the install I get GRUB prompt and I cannot type anything. So I booted from CD again and opened ubantu from disk. ran the boot_info_script as mentioned on other posts here and here is the results

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 2928391 of


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Mar 20, 2011

I installed Fedora 14 alongside windows, overwriting my old Ubuntu 10 partition. Unfortunately, now the GRUB loader only recognizes my Fedora partition and the built-in windows recovery utility partition. I checked the disc utility and my windows partition still definitely exists, I just can't seem to boot into it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Boot Loader Failure On Clean Install

Feb 14, 2010

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu Studio 9.10-alternate-amd64 onto my machine. This is the third attempt and I keep running into the same problem. Grub Boot Loader will only install to 16% when a screen pops up:

Ubuntu Installer Main Menu

Choose the next step in the install process:

choose language
configure the keyboard
detect and mount CD-rom

choosing the option "Install Grub boot loader on a hard disk" sends me back to the Grub install and once again at 16% the Ubuntu Installer Main Menu pops up. Choosing the option "Install the Lilo Boot Loader on a hard disk" resolves in an Lilo-install failure and i'm directed back to the Installer Main Menu. The option "Finish the installation" sends me back to the same menu..I'm stumped as to what to do... a disk check ensured me that the instal-dvd is valid though I can't get past this silly install menu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Sony Vaio Z - Unable To Write Grub Loader On HD

Mar 27, 2010

I got a new Sony Vaio Z and try to install Ubuntu on it. The laptop has got two 64 GB SSDs setup as a RAID 0 array. [URL]. As the configuration is done in the BIOS, I assume it's hardware RAID. [URL]. The problem is that - no matter what I try - the installers are unable to write the GRUB loader on the hard disk. I tried both, standard and alternate installer (9.10 / 64 bit), and both failed at that point. Not a really error message, it just says "cannot write GRUB boot loader".

I also tried two different scenarios:
- Ubuntu beside Windows (shrinked the partition for that)
- Ubuntu on the empty RAID

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Ubuntu Installation :: Load GRUB From Grub Rescue Prompts?

Apr 11, 2010

First the hard data:

Upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 via upgrade manager
System is AMD 64
Have dual boot with XP on seperate hard drive


Then the wheelspin:

Seem to have knocked out GRUB as normal loading screen does not appear anymore.
Worse, I think I accidently installed grub to something labelled SDC5.

Cannot get anything except the "grub rescue" prompt. I'm not sure if using the LiveCD (9.10) can help. Have tried a few prompts from other threads but just ended up with mud splattered all over the place. I'm gathering I need to load grub, but can I do it using any grub rescue commands?

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