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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Oct 31 13:07:50 UTC 2012


On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:11:03PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> 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 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows
> > 
> OK, thanks, I'll take a look there.
> 
All sorted now, thank you! :-)

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Chris Green



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