Ubuntu :: Lucid Command Line Ver Won't Boot After Install?
Sep 1, 2010
I did a clean install of Lucid from the alternate installer, onto a generic Intel/Celeron PC box. I used a command line only install, and used the entire hard disk; there's no other OS and no other partitions on the disk. Install goes along and finishes fine, reboots, and I can log in. But if I call sudo reboot, or shut down the machine then restart it, the boot process hangs. I see the POST screen, then a flashing cursor on a black screen for a few seconds, then the monitor goes into standby. I see no messages or any kind of output to the screen. I get the same problem using the Lucid Server installer and also when installing on a different box (Dell Intel/Celeron). I also tried running all the updates after install but before any kind of reboot...same thing.
This only seems to be happening using a command line only version of Lucid. Lucid GNOME/XUBUNTU install and work OK on both boxes. I can boot from a CD or USB key, but not sure where to look or what to check.
Occasionally Lucid boots to what I can only describe as a command line desktop-ie the whole screen is like a terminal, theres no GUI, have to restart by hitting the power button. Is there anyway I can stop it, or start the GUI from there?
How to upgrade to lucid beta2 from the command line. When I try 'sudo do-release-upgrade' I get this:
Checking for a new ubuntu release Done Upgrade tool signature Done Upgrade tool [100%] 86.3kB/s 0s Reading cache
Checking package manager Reading package lists: Done Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done Done downloading Reading package lists: Done Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done
Updating repository information WARNING: Failed to read mirror file Third party sources disabled Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can re-enable them after the upgrade with the 'software-properties' tool or your package manager. Done downloading
Checking package manager Reading package lists: Doneucid/main Packages: 90 ed Packages: 77 Reading state information: Done Calculating the changes Calculating the changes Could not calculate the upgrade
An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report. Restoring original system state
Aborting Reading package lists: Donem lucid-updates/restricted Packages: 94 Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done Reading state information: Done
The first 2 don't apply as I'm on 9.10. I can't really remember if I have installed any unofficial software packages.
how to enable remote desktop by command line in 10.4 lucid? The command sudo gconftool-2 -s -t bool/desktop /gnome/remote_access/enabled true doesn't work, because when I open /system/pref/remote desktop, it is still not activated.
I've got an install of CentOS 5.3 in a VM which was installed without X or Gnome.I've added X (yum groupinstall 'X Window System') and Gnome (yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop Environment) and can now run startx no problem.However on boot I get a command line login rather than the graphical login screen one normally gets if Gnome is included at install time.What do I need to do to get the graphical login after boot?
Despite my best efforts to have them use debian or ubuntu server, a client wanted ubuntu 11 on the new server they built. It runs all the services I need it to, but would be nicer to have that server boot to command line. It seems nothing is going to work. I have tried:
1. changing /etc/default/grub to "quiet splash text"
result: blank screen
2. sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
result: no change
3. echo manual | sudo tee -a /etc/init/gdm.override
result: blank screen
Has anyone gotten Ubuntu 11.04 to boot to command line out there?
...../etc/init.d/before.local...System Console Stolen at line: 266 This line of red warning consistently appears immediately after something that ended with /etc/init.d/before.localThis is during the boot.Have anyone see it before ?It appears both in kernel versions:126.96.36.199-0.5-desktop188.8.131.52-1.2-desktop
i've gotten my fedora 12 to the point where i can run python3 scripts from command line and can call up python 2.6.2 idle with the command 'idle' from command line. what command will call up python3 (3.1.2 to be exact) idle?
EDIT: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop worked, not sure why it did not before. Sorry for the whining!
I need to boot Ubuntu into a non-x, command line mode. So I can install an nvidia driver for my new GeForce GTX 260 (I had a GeForce 7900 running on my Ubuntu system using the synaptic open source 185 driver for nvidia, but there is no driver except the one I downloaded just now from nvidia's site for the GTX 260 card). That requires there be no X session running, not even in a separate domain so to speak. There is no rescue mode in Grub2. Recover mode in Grub still boots an X session (Gnome). Alt+F1 appears to be a clean command line terminal but even that does not work because the nvidia driver installer script sees through that ruse and knows there is an active Gnome session. I tried sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop and that did not work. I tried ctr+alt+backspace and that did nothing.
What can I do? I tell you some days linux is just too frustrating, about to just toss the baby with the bath water and go back to Winblows. Bought a new graphics card today, and here I am stuck not being able to even install the driver from a command line prompt, geesh.
i have successfuly installed ubuntu karmic inside my windows 7. After an update, i restarted it. but it didnt boot ubuntu. instead it shows grub's command line. what should i do? all of my java projects/programs is in there.
I have used the below command to do that successfully for the previous version of ububunt, but this time I failed to do that with Ubuntu 9.10. I know I can do that manually by "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop" command. I try to change the name of /etc/init.d/gdm files, but the problem still exist.m"sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove"
I just installed a fresh install of 9.10 on my amd64. when it starts it locks up right away. i know that this has to do with my nvidia card. i've had to do this in the past. but since it locks up i have no way to get into the command line. ctl-alt-F1 does not work. is there a way to just have it boot right to the command line without loading up gdm?
In dealing with the Nvidia Powermizer, I have to set it to "Prefer Maximum Power" mode from adaptive mode in order that I can avoid laggy in using my GUI. However, it doesn't save this setting so I have to manually tweak it everytime........
Someone on the web taught me to use the following command line: nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUPowerMizerMode=1 running it in the terminal it will set to the mode I want.
Would I be able to make my computer run the above command in terminal everytime it starts? I tried to put the command in the start up applications and it seems not working.
I am following an instruction on the Internet to set up a timer=1. "You can force use of the timer interrupt by using the timer=1 module arameter (or oprofile.timer=1 on the boot command line" When I type "modprobe oprofile timer=1" at the command line, I got a warning message saying that "Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf" So i want to try other way by setting it at the boot command line.
I recently updated, and now when I boot it only goes as far as grub command line. There is no grub menu. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with only Ubuntu installed -- no dual boot, no weird partition schemes. Originally installed Ubuntu 09.04 on this computer, upgraded a couple times and it currently has (had) 10.04.1 LTS running. The update should have upgraded from kernel 2.6.32-23 to 2.6.32-24. I can boot with a live CD and mount the hard drive. The drive seems fine, so it appears to be simply a grub config issue. I have to boot with live cd to get online to check for potential solutions. So I'm taking some notes on how to use grub.
It used to be with (old) grub you could hit a function key and add a runlevel option to boot a console, but I don't know how to do this here, wanting not to edit the grub config file, as seems the only apparent option: I'm trying to boot into SimplyMepis where there is no rescue menu option, so need the prompt?
I have Debian 6 installed on my netbook which I tend to spend more time at a command prompt then gnome so I would like it to boot to the command line with the same services as the default with the option to "startx"
My Wubi installation of Ubuntu (version 9.10, I think) that I recently installed was working fine at one point, but now it isn['t. I select Ubuntu instead of Windows from the Windows boot loader, but instead of getting the usual menu of different linux versions (I think 2, as I updated it at same point), and Windows, I get the GRUB command prompt instead.I've looked at th2e Wubi Guide (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide), and I've followed the instructions for "How can I access my Wubi install and repair my install if it won't boot?", but that reveals no problems.For the record, I'm fairly new to linux and ubuntu, but I'm good with computers generally. The main operating system on my computer is Windows Vista, but I'm currently typing this from a Live CD of Ubuntu 9.10. The virtual disk (root.disk), is currently mounted as vdisk, as indicated in the Wubi Guide.
Ideally I would like to get Ubuntu to load as it used to (with a menu). However, if there is a way to boot from the GRUB command line that would be good too. I'm not at all familiar with GRUB, and the commands I've tried (boot and linux, I think), get errors saying no kernel specified, or loaded, or something like that.
I'm trying to automate OS installation. I've setup PXE and able to do network installation. For installation, I'm changing the BIOS boot order to boot from network.Once the OS installation is over, I need to manually change the BIOS boot order to boot from hard-disk. Can BIOS boot order be changed using programs/command-line so that i can eliminate human intervention in the installation process by changing back to the original boot order by program/commands?