[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools
javadayaz at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 08:59:22 BST 2010
this is the screen i get everytime i startup...
GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-22-generic (/dev/sdc1)
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-22-generic (recovery mode)
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic (/dev/sdc1)
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic (recovery mode)
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic (/dev/sdc1)
Linux Mint 8 Helena, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200
On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 9:58 PM, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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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