GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5.1

Richard Bloss sneydblois at
Tue Dec 4 01:04:06 UTC 2012

Hi again,
actually the options don't read linux 3.0.0-1.  I can't quite make out what
it reads because it's covered with Letters (P & M) & other symbols.  The
rest of the msg is correct as far as I can make out.
I copied the "options" from a ticket on the Ubuntu forums.  Some other
folks are getting the same msg.


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Richard Bloss <sneydblois at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Last week this msg popped up during boot:  (sorry if this sounds like
> rambling - new to linux)
> GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5.1
> options are:
> Ubuntu, with linux 3.0.0-1-generic
> Ubuntu, with linux 3.0.0-1-generic (recovery mode)
> Previous Linux versions
> Memory test (memtest86+)
> Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)
> After 10 seconds it boots normal & all looks as it should.
> Can anyone tell me why this msg just started to appear?
> Did not to my knowledge shut the PC down during any kind of install.
> Here are the steps I have performed in an attempt to make this msg go
> away.
> 1) In recovery mode I performed
>            a) fsck  - Check all file systems  (no errors)
>            b) remount - remount / read/write & mount all other file systems
>            c) dpkg - Repair broken packages
>            d) grub  - Update grub bootloader
> 2) Also downloaded YannBuntu's boot-repair iso.   Had to run it in
> failsafe mode, non failsafe mode just hung each time I tried it. It did
> indicate one problem fixed & that the document would be avail to view after
> restart. However after restart from HD I cannot find the document that
> Boot-Repair generated. Don't remember exactly what it repaired
> 3) Using Lubuntu install disc booted into terminal (try Lubuntu before
> installing) & ran *fsck -a /dev/sda1*
> & from terminal in fully loaded OS ran *sudo shutdown -r -F now*
> neither of these found any errors.
> The GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5.1 continues to appear @ startup.
>  Should I be worried about this msg?
> & during shutdown I get this msg:  *initctl = event failed*  goes by so
> fast that's all I can read but don't remember getting that msg before,
> perhaps I wasn't paying so close attention as I am now.
> on another note: wanted to use *apt-get update* for boot-repair so that I
> could run it while in terminal (Lubuntu install disc) but I was unable to
> get my WIFI working.  Apparently iwconfig only works for WEP & not for
> WPA/2.  How can I get the wireless working?
> thanks,
> rich bloss
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