Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Unity - Sudo Update-grub So Slow

May 3, 2011

Previously on 10.10 "sudo update-grub" took 2-3 seconds.

I upgraded to 11.04 and it now takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Is unity generally much slower than GNOME?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Upgrade To 10.04. Windows 7 Unbootable / After Using "sudo Update-grub"?

May 9, 2010

My current situation is I have two physical hard disks, one with Windows 7 (sda) and another where I recently installed Ubuntu 9.1 (sdb). At this time there were no issues.

Now after getting used to 9.1 I selected to upgrade to 10.04 from the update manager. During this install I was told I needed to upgrade GRUB which I understand is the bootloader and was told to choose where to install it.Now at this time I had no knowledge of drive naming conventions in Linux and there was no option to cancel the upgrade to look for help, so instead I followed the advice in the help box to simply select every device listed

The result was a fully working Ubuntu installation but at the cost of an unbootable Windows 7.Windows is showing on the GRUB menu but selecting it gives only a blank screen with a flashing cursor and no ability to do anything besides ctrl-alt-delete.

After a few hours of googling solutions including downgrading GRUB, there was no change and it seems that I actually have a version of GRUB on both drives. The one on the windows drive (sda) is the default loaded GRUB that shows Windows 7 but cannot boot it. The second GRUB install on the Ubuntu drive (sdb) is the one I am able to configure through Ubuntu but does not list Windows 7 on its boot list even after using "sudo update-grub"

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Ubuntu Installation :: Sudo Apt-get Update Not Working?

Jan 10, 2011

I am not able to install any package through sudo apt-get install <package name> and when I run sudo apt-get update , I am getting the below output .

onadmin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
Something wicked happened resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en


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Ubuntu Installation :: Sudo Apt-get Update Failure?

Aug 23, 2011

Can't seem to update apt-get. Can anyone help with this? I've attached a screenshot of the output of

sudo apt-get update After trying this once, I decided to verify that there was an internet connection. I pinged some IP addresses and almost each ping went perfectly. If that can be ruled out, what is the next step?

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Ubuntu Installation :: VirtualBox On XP Host - No 'sudo Apt-get Update'?

Feb 3, 2010

On a Xp host I installed last version of VirtualBox and I created a 9.10 Ubuntu 'guest'.While I can surf the net, I cant 'sudo apt-get update' nor do a 'reload' from 'Synaptic Package Manager'.

PS Here are some facts:
Thinkcenter 9640-7BG
Network adapters:


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Ubuntu Installation :: Sudo Grub-install --root-directory ?

Nov 1, 2010

If I boot on a live-CD, then enter in a terminal the following commands:

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
sudo umount /mnt

..does it install Grub-pc in /dev/sda1 ? even if Grub was already installed in /dev/sda1 ? Furthermore, are the 3 above commands equivalent to the below ones ?

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys[code].....

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Ubuntu Installation :: Error Getting Sudo Yum Update To Work / Resolve This?

Jul 12, 2010

I'm having a problem with this command: sudo yum update
I get the error: "Loaded plugins: presto refresh - packagekit
error:no such table: packages.

I created a group using vi /etc/sudoers
saved it using :wq!

but can't get it to work.

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Ubuntu :: Grub Update Error "update-grub Head: Cannot Open `/boot/grub/video.lst' For Reading: No Such File Or Directory"

Apr 7, 2010

after doing an upgrade to 10.4 and updating grub I get this message. how do I address this


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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot/grub/win7 - Testdisk/update-grub Method, But It Didn't Work?

Mar 4, 2011

I have 2 hard disks. sda,sdb

In sda, I have 4 partitions, and I have windows 7 in one of the extended partitions [not in the primary partition].

In sdb, I have 3 partitions. 2 for storage, and 1 10GB drive for Ubuntu. Again, Ubuntu is not of a primary partition.

I had ubuntu 10.04 running on that for a long time. However, I wanted to reinstall ubuntu and use 10.10.This is what I did EXACTLY:Booted from Ubuntu install CD

Chose advanced istall

Selected sdb3 for Ubuntu

I installed GRUB2 on the SAME partition as Ubuntu aka sdb3 Installed then rebooted

I can boot into Ubuntu fine, but whenever I select Windows 7 bootloader from the GRUB menu, the screen goes black, and my PC reboots.

Boot Info:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 [code]....

ls: reading directory sda6/: Input/output error

I have tried the testdisk/update-grub method, but it didn't work.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Broken - Sudo Dpkg Configure A' To Correct

Jan 2, 2010

Error messege: sudo dpkg configure a' to correct the problem. I used synaptic package manager to install WIne....It stalls on"ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.0". So, I try update manager and it asked me to restart computer which I do. When I try to re-run synaptic manager I get the above error.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Is Too Slow To Boot

Mar 18, 2010

When booting a fresh install of Karmic 9.10 grub grumbles quite a bit. I do have 2 600gb sata drives with various partitions but never have the older grubs taken a solid 15 seconds to sort out the drives before launching.

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Ubuntu Security :: Sudo Apt-get Update The Update Failed Because The Connection To The India Mirror Timed Out

Jun 1, 2010

I am from India, and I tried to update my Ubuntu system today. Code: $sudo apt-get update The update failed because the connection to the India mirror timed out: Code: [URL] Could not connect to in.archive.ubuntu.com:80 ( - connect (110: Connection timed out) I tried the update a few times, with the same result every time.

I had firestarter running at this time, and noticed that I would get new security events every time I tried an update. I checked the events list, and it turned out that the machine at the ip address (the in.archive.ubuntu.com machine, to go by the above error message) had been trying to make connections to seemingly random ports on the machine every time I tried the update: see the attached screenshot. I then changed my repositories to the Main Server using Synaptic, and tried the update again (from the command-line). This time it worked without a hitch, and firestarter did not report any unwanted incoming connection. why is the India mirror trying to open connections that the Main server apparently does not need in order for me to do the update? Should I (we) be concerned?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Slow Download Speed On Update Manager

Jul 11, 2010

Ran the update manager, system was pretty much up to date, only a few files to download. Was it ever SLOW. Most of the time I can download from other sites about 650 kB/s. The update was around 10 kB/s and slower sometimes. What is wrong? Just a lot of people updating at the same time?

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Ubuntu :: Unity - Mouse Gets Stuck Or At Least REALLY Slow

Apr 6, 2011

I installed unity on ubuntu 10.10. when it first starts there is no problem ... but when I hover over any window the mouse gets stuck or at least REALLY slow that I cant control it. (I noticed also the keyboard does the same) some sites I searched suggested to remove unity application package and some other pack .. but it did not help. I use ATI (propriety drivers) on a Toshiba Laptop intel core i3, 3GB ram note that I downloaded gnome3-shell to try it but the exact same thing happened as unity.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Unity Menu Too Slow?

Sep 1, 2011

After I click on the ubuntu icon in Ubuntu 11.04, it takes atleast 6 seconds to come up.Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Ubuntu Security :: Sudo Update From The Update Manager?

Feb 27, 2010

Just got a sudo update from the update manager-does anyone know what this specific update does?

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Ubuntu :: Gksu Not Working - Sudo Slow ?

Jun 29, 2010

I've been having a problem with administrative apps all the way from last years' distros, and in 10.04-x64 it's still here.

When i launch an application that needs gksu, it simply hangs waiting for a gksu window that never shows up.

If i launch another administrative app, it hangs as well.

When i look at the process list, i get a lot of gksu instances, all sleeping.

if i kill those processes, the mentioned apps resume with an authentication error

But if i use a terminal and type sudo <app>, it hangs for a few seconds, then prompts for password and it works fine.

I don't know why it works so badly, but it needs to be fixed soon, many new users will surely find this very frustrating.

I run ubuntu 10.04-64bit on a AMD-Athlon-x2

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Fedora :: Sudo Is Slow In F11?

Jul 17, 2009

fter using Ubuntu and finding it way too unstable, Opensuse and finding it bloated, Arch and finding it confusing, I have finally settled on Fedora 11.The problem that I am having is a minor annoyance. I found that my default user couldn't use Sudo, so I added the following to the sudoers file:Quote:USER_NAME ALL=(ALL) ALL -- Where User_Name is the the name of my default user.The problem is that I can now use sudo but it is incredibly slow. For example if I type sudo yum install _____It'll ask me for my password and then pause for a minute or two literally before proceeding. It isn't the network causing this problem because it does the same thing if I issue commands that are specific to files only on my computer. Interestingly enough I don't have this problem if I use tty, only in Konsole.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Tablet Slow In Gimp With Unity?

May 28, 2011

I've had the problem that my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet seems very slow under gimp while booted into unity desktop. Doesn't seem to be a problem in other painting software like MyPaint and doesn't seem to be a problem when I log into ubuntu classic Gnome desktop rather than Unity.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Slow Sudo After Accidental Change / Make It Up?

Feb 5, 2010

My first post. I've been using Ubuntu Server edition (Hardy) happily for some time now.

I use sudo regularly during configuration of new services. It always works/authorises within seconds, however, it recently became very slow, to the point of being nearly unusable.

In /var/log/auth.log I noticed a regular working pattern like this code...

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Ubuntu Installation :: "sudo Apt-get Update" Not Working?

Jan 11, 2011

I basically needed to run "sudo apt-get install subversion" but I was told that I need to update my "apt-get".So when I try "sudo apt-get update". I got the following errors:

Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_US


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Ubuntu Installation :: "Error Booting Operating System" - Sudo Grub; Root (hd0.0)...) Doesn't Work

Mar 1, 2011

I installed 10.04 (clean install) on a 250G drive (partitioned to 107G for the system files). It was working fine, until I wanted to install Window$ for the use of Adobe stuff. I popped the Windows XP disc in, it loaded its files, then I tried to choose a partition for installation. There was an error saying that I can't do that, and needed to delete a partition blah blah. I thought it was too much trouble, so I quit and just wanted to use my 10.04. Booted, and it says "Error booting operating system" I WAS SHOCKED.

I tried to install grub (but don't need that right? I DO NOT want to dual boot now), but the usual method ( the sudo grub; root (hd0.0)...) doesn't work ,because something like "stage1" is missing. I tried many methods by still the same error. The reason I do not want a clean install is that I did many fixes on my 10.04 so that it would work with my EeePC 1001pxd, and I do not want to go through that again. I will be checking my email frequently on other computers if I have a chance.

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB Installation Froze During A Routine Update / Fix It?

Mar 17, 2010

When doing a routine update to GRUB, it asked me what drive/partition I want it installed on. When I clicked enter to pass the OK message, the update manager froze momentarily and then it passed the selection page, saying "Warning: Installing GRUB to a partition other than the MBR is not recommended"
How can I fix this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB Will Not Update?

Jun 8, 2010

When I attempt to update GRUB in Ubuntu 10.04 with the following command in terminal:$ sudo update-grub

I receive the following error:/etc/default/grub: 1: GRUB: not found.why will my GRUB not update? (I believe I am using GRUB2 with Ubuntu 10.04)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub After Update ?

Jul 13, 2010

I have ubuntu 10.04 on a dual boot with win XP.And lucid has definately made me forget XP...

I regularly update ubuntu. Each time i update ubuntu and restart the machine there is a new entry added in the grub 2.Now its showing three entries of ubuntu!

For eg..now i have the grub showing

So each time i upgrade a new entry will be made and list larger..now how do i cope with this.Are those entries kept in case i want a roll back.

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Ubuntu :: Unity + Gnome - Shell - Movements With The Curser Was Extremely Slow And Happened With A Delay

Oct 27, 2010

However when i logged into it, i noticed that the movements with the curser was extremely slow and happened with a delay, but this only happens when i have an window open, its fine when its just the desktop Same thing happened with Gnome-Shell i think it must be mutter because its fine with normal Ubuntu Is there any solution to this at all?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update GRUB On 10.04 Wubi?

May 12, 2010

I had a bad experience with 9.04 - I installed some recommended system updates, and the updated GRUB killed my installation (which is WUBI), not letting me boot.

I've now installed 10.04, and some updates have come through, one of which is GRUB. So I'm now looking at the "Configuring grub-pc" dialogue box that's popped up, and there's an option to "Continue without installing GRUB?".

What are the risks here? Is my 10.04 WUBI system going to die if I upgrade GRUB again? Or is it going to die if I don't upgrade GRUB?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update-grub Not Working?

Jul 22, 2010

I have upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 but I'm still using Grub1 as I came from 9.04.

Anyway, during the upgrade I kept my original menu.lst file when prompted as I have a Windows XP boot option that I wanted to keep. I have read that this means your kernel won't be updated - and indeed mine wasn't.

The new kernel files (vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic) are on my machine in the /boot directory. uname -r currently shows 2.6.31-20-generic.

From what I've read you should just need to run update-grub manually and it will install. However, I have done this but it isn't upgraded. It doesn't modify my menu.lst or anything.

Output for update-grub:

Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...


So it says its updating menu.lst but there is still no entry for 2.6.32-23? Am I missing something?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update And Then Cant Boot To Grub?

Aug 20, 2010

I am dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.04 with WUBI. (Windows works fine). When I updated Ubuntu from the update manager, it just gives me this error code from a JPG attachment I just added with this post. It keeps on saying that every time ubuntu boots up.Is there a Fix? I cant boot up to ubuntu at all...

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB Is Borked After Last Update?

Sep 7, 2010

Whilst I've been using Ubuntu for years now, I don't really do much at the command-line, basically because I don't *have* to (which, to me is the beauty of this OS!). However, the last update via update manager has rendered my dual-boot with Vista on an Asus laptop non-functioning (at least Linux). What happens is this: after the BIOS splash screen, it says starting GRUB and then, instead of a menu of current and recent Linux versions and the Vista option at the bottom (white text against colour background) it now just shows one line of the menu in magenta... the rest of the menu is black, but the arrow keys will show the other options. Hitting ENTER does nothing: the text line is replaced with a blinking underline which goes back to the text in magenta again when i hit ESC. I can't seem to ESC or SHIFT to GRUB's command-line prompt at all. I've boot to the LiveCD and ran a boot_info_script in bash: here is what that revealed:


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb


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