Installed lubunto core, went OK, but no grub menu now

Chris Green cl at
Wed Oct 31 12:11:03 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:54:34AM +0000, Yorvyk wrote:
> On 31/10/12 10:11, Chris Green wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:03:44AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> >>I have just installed lubuntu core on an acer-aspire laptop.  There was
> >>an existing Windows XP installation on the laptop.
> >>
> >>Everything went very smoothly, no problems at all, the installation did
> >>the expected change of the Windows XP partition size to make space for
> >>the lubuntu install and eveything completed as expected.
> >>
> >>However when I reboot the system I still just get the Windows boot
> >>sequence, no sign of a Grub menu at all.  I did answer 'y' to the
> >>installation question about letting grub take over the boot.
> >>
> >>There's no data of importance on the system so I can just start again if
> >>necessary but it takes a *long* time to do the XP install so I'd prefer
> >>to fix this if I can.  (I do want dual boot as I occasionally need a
> >>real XP for times when XP in VirtualBox doesn't quite work).
> >>
> >Um, a little bit further.  If I plug the USB stick I installed from back
> >in and then boot (with boot from USB) then the grub menu appears, it
> >seems that I have the grub menu on the USB stick!  (Yes, it really is
> >the 'installed' one as it has the Windows XP installation as one of its
> >options).
> >
> >However the lubuntu option in grub doesn't work, I just get a black
> >screen if I select it.  System is up and running, I can ping it from
> >other systems on my LAN.
> >
> It's installed grub on the flash drive.
> Try this
OK, thanks, I'll take a look there.

Chris Green

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