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Ubuntu Netbook Remix will not boot

I have been given a Asus Eee Pc running Ubuntu Netbook remix 9-10 to look at that won't boot anymore. The first screen I see is the GNU GRUB screen that lets me choose from 4 Ubuntu Linux Kernels from ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot

After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of ...
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Having problems with Grub2 booting Ubuntu from my External Hard Drive

I installed Ubuntu on my external hard drive but it won't boot on my laptop. What do I do? I did some reading and traced the source of the problem to Grub2. Apparently, Grub2 doesn't use the ...
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Why does Grub2 have a Memory test ?

I was previously using Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and now using Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I am somewhat offended by the memory tests at the Grub2 start-up ? Why are they there ? Do I really need memory tests at ...
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622 views

Grub loading. The symbol ' ' not found. Aborted. Press any key

I have a dual boot system on dell xps 9000 with windows 7 and ubuntu. But after I performed system backup on it as requested by windows 7 I am no longer able to boot into the computer, instead at the ...
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Grub install fails while installing Ubuntu on RAID

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 using the alternate install CD, but I keep getting stuck. I get through the first few steps of the install process easily enough (telling it what partition to ...
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TTY Resolution in Xubuntu 9.10

I've exhausted my ability to search through Google for this, so I'm giving it a go here. What I'm trying to do is increase the resolution (or decrease the font size) in the TTY terminals. Xubuntu ...
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ubuntu: kept old menu.lst, think it is the source of problems

I recently upgraded to karmic, and clicked to keep my old menu.lst (to keep my windows XP boot info)... but now I'm not using the right kernel. Is there a way to have it give me the correct up to ...
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How to make sure that grub does use menu.lst?

On my Ubuntu 9.04 ("Karmic") laptop I suspect grub does not use the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. What happens on boot is that I see a blank screen and nothing happens. When I press ESC I see a boot list ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep adding additional Ubuntu operating system choices to the Grub?

When I startup my machine, the Grub (Grub2 - Karmic) starts and asks if I want to run Windows or Ubuntu. But there are 6 different choices for Ubuntu and they are all the same. Plus, when I started up ...
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Aesthetically editing grub.cfg

EDIT: (for clarity) I'm looking to change the appearance of the grub boot menu, by editing the configuration files (possibly but not necessarily grub.cfg). So, any ubuntu user knows how filled up ...
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GRUB 2 configuration has no effect

I've edited /etc/default/grub to set a timeout and a default selection. I ran update-grub and my changes were reflected in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. When I reboot, I can see the new default selection be ...
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625 views

Ubuntu Not Starting After Installing Software Updates

I just did a software update on my Ubuntu 9.10. After that it asked me to restart my system. Once I did that, grub opened a command prompt. How do I run ubuntu now? Ubuntu 9.10 was installed 1 ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: grub2 installed on the wrong partition, no booting… (MacBook)

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my macbook, hoping to create a dual boot system... I use rEFIt to boot. Installation went great, up until insatllation of grub. Trying to create a dual boot ...
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780 views

Editing Grub - “no such file or directory found”

I had installed reinstalled windows and ubuntu various times. Now Everything is set and I want to edit grub to set windows 7 as my default os when I run this command gksudo gedit ...
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How to load previous kernel via ssh?

I work remotely on my work computer. I am also the root of the workstation that I am sharing with my colleague. Yesterday, I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.31-17 when asked by the update manager but ...
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Ubuntu 9.10+Windows 7 dual boot, dynamic disks

Ok. Long story follows. I'm a Windows dude, but have started playing around a bit with Ubuntu. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my notebook until a couple of days ago. Ubuntu's GRUB was ...
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How do I change the console resolution of Ubuntu 9.10 Server running on VMWare?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 Server in VMWare Fusion (on a Mac) and I'm having trouble changing the console resolution. It seems to be stuck on 640x480. Ubuntu 9.10 uses Grub2, so there is no ...
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Installing Xen on Ubuntu 9.10

I'm doing my first ever installation of Xen, and while the documentation is pretty extensive, I haven't found any thing appropriate to Ubuntu 9.10 anywhere. Basically, in the past it seems you would ...
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What determines screen resolution on boot?

I am running a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell Studio 1500 with 1900x1080 native resolution. I am using grub2 as the boot manager. When the computer boots up the ...
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Blank menu.lst file after installing Ubuntu9.10

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my PC. I have Windows XP as the primary OS. I am trying to set XP as the default OS with the following command in terminal: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst After ...
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How can I change console shell's resolution in ubuntu 9.10

How can I change console shell's resolution?, by this i mean the shell when you ctrl+alt+F1. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, i thought this could be done by changing grub's menu.lst file by with grub2 i ...
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How can I tell a fresh ubuntu 9.0.4 install to boot from an external Mac OS X usb drive?

I have a reformatted Mac mini containing only a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.0.4. The Apple boot loader as been removed, so I can't hold down option, or the c key to get it to reboot form the install ...