Boot problem

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Jul 24 04:59:27 UTC 2011

On 07/24/2011 07:29 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> kyan wrote:
>> How can I see what is happening during the display of the splash
>> screen during Ubuntu boot? The splash screen is displaying for a very
>> long time with no change other than the orange and white dots
>> alternating, and then it displays a plain black screen (with
>> backlight). I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Thanks!
> You can edit the command line in Grub (select the kernel you want to
> boot, then hit 'e' to get to a command line). You need to append the
> 'nosplash' option to it, and then hit the right command to carry on the
> boot process - I can't remember what it is in Grub 2, but I know it
> says it on the screen when you're editing.

You'll have to delete "quiet" as well to see 'what's happening'. 
Deleting "splash" just bypass the splash screen (the alternating dots).

But I think if it displays a plain black screen, (with backlight, 
meaning a 'blinking cursor'?), you have more to worry about, most likely 
a video driver issue. Adding "nomodeset" to the line may help and then 
when booted up, rectify your video driver.

So change
linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx-xx-generic root=UUID=xxxx ro   splash quiet
linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.xx-xx-generic root=UUID=xxxx ro   nomodeset

Regards - Goh Lip

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