[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools
javadayaz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 21:58:43 BST 2010
I'm using 1,97 of grub...I only know this coz its displayed on the screen
I'm stuck on...
Can't get passed this screen to get to synaptic or terminal...
On 4 Oct 2010 21:03, "Neil Greenwood" <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 October 2010 20:16, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok booted up....what next please?
> Sorry for the delay, I had to do some research on Grub1. :-)
> What version of grub are you running? That's the program that is
> displaying the boot menu.
> You can look in Synaptic and search for 'grub', or type 'dpkg --list
> grub' in a terminal - if this is installed the last line shown will
> start 'ii'.
> If the 'grub' package is installed, that's Grub1. Otherwise you're
> using Grub2 (which probably has a version number of 1.97 or 1.98).
> For Grub1, you need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (that's LST in lower
> case), and 'uncomment' the 'hiddenmenu' option. IIRC, it will
> currently have 2 # marks at the front of the line, change it to just
> For Grub2 you need to edit /etc/default/grub, and you need to look for
> the GRUB_TIMEOUT and GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT values. GRUB_TIMEOUT should
> be set to 0 (zero). GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT should be set to a value
> between zero and about 2.
> Whichever file you are editing, you will need to have root permission
> to edit it (try Alt-F2, then type 'gksu gedit <filename>' without the
> quotes and replacing the filename for the relevant version of Grub).
> If you get stuck, let us know.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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