Ubuntu boot error, no video signal after grub
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 14, 2012
Hi guys, I'm very new at this so bare with me...
So I'm using ubuntu 12.04 installed on a 1TB external hdd.
After logging into ubuntu, I updated the video drivers (using home desktop with ATI, at work its nVidia) and after the reboot, i can no longer boot? (not sure if this is right description)
So I get to grub (is that like the boot menu?) and then I try the first option which is normal boot (as opposed to recovery). Then I get the purple ubuntu screen, a screen of text and before I can read it, the monitor loses video signal.
I'm not sure what I can do at this point, I really need to get back on to work
Any help is appreciated! thanks!
Ubuntu Boot error 22!!! HELP!!!!
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 16, 2009
I am REALLY new to linux so please be 'basic' with me...
okay, this is the problem:
I have a windows vista and windows 7 rc1 32bit dual boot on my laptops hard drive, each on a separate partition. I tried to install ubuntu 9.04 on my 500gb portable external hard drive and all went well. It installed fine but it seems to have moved the boot loader or something onto the portable hd because i can only boot if the portable hd is plugged in. If it isn't it says
"Loading grub stage 1.5"
All i want to do is get rid of ubuntu 9.04 without breaking my computer because i know enough that if i delete the partition on my phd i will lose the grub thingy and nothing will boot.
Thanks in advance,
DSL Linux and Ubuntu boot error
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 11, 2009
I have done an Install of DSL on a partition, and GRUB cannot boot it. It says that the kernel is too old. I know this, because DSL uses 2.4 instead of 2.6 is it possible to boot DSL?
Acer Travelmate 529TXV (I know it's old)
800 MHz, 512 MB of RAM, Triple Boot Ubuntu Jaunty, Arch Linux, and soon DSL.
Ubuntu boot error
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 8, 2012
I installed 12.04 LTS from a USB and had no issues with the install for a week or so with numerous restarts. I installed Amahi, Greyhole, SABNZBd and crashplan. During the copying over of my files from my WHS to my new Ubuntu Greyhole File Server, I maxed out the boot drive. I used a live CD to delete some of the copied files and create enough free space to boot the OS. Ever since that I have had issues and now it will not boot at all.
I tried Boot-repair recommended repair
Advanced options Boot-Repair
tried Noacpi etc. options
ensured the correct drive was selected in the BIOS to boot.
GParted to ensure the partition was at the beginning of the drive (Only one partition on the drive)
I am lost now and not sure what to do.
I either get the "Gave up waiting for root device" error or the blank screen with blinking underscore.
This is from boot-repair:
Thanks in advance
Ubuntu boot error; USB 3; /dev/disk/byuuid/xxxx does not exist
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 24, 2011
i tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my new USB 3.0 drive. There were no problems with the installation but when I'm trying to boot it now, I get this message:
/dev/disk/by-uuid/[long-set-of-numbers] does not exist. Dropping to shell!
I am new to this so I googled around a bit. Most people get this error because of wrong UUIDs in the grub config or fstab. I checked the UUIDs in the grub.cfg, fstab and blkid (booted from live cd). They all match.
Hope there is a genius out there who can help me with this.
Ubuntu boot error
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 2, 2015
Okay, so long story short...I had a seperate drive that I installed Windows 10 on. For a bout a week it ran fine. Nothing wrong. However, last night it wanted two updates: an AMD driver update and a system update. I performed the AMD driver update first, and then the Windows 10 update. Upon rebooting like it wanted, I suppose it turned itself off mid-update. Now rebooting back in I was given a blue screen of death with "NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM" as the only error indication besides that stupid frowning face.
Whatever. I decided to log into Windows 7 to figure out how to fix 10. Nope. 7 is now reporting the following:
After numerous attempts to use Startup Repair to fix Win7, it failed. So angrily I loaded up Ubuntu to try and backup really important files on Win7 and Ubuntu, my main OS. It worked, I was in and got to move a few things to Ubuntu in order to transfer them over to a drive. However, upon trying to use the terminal I started experiencing really odd issues. It kept sayin
Windows boot error, fix with Ubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 4, 2006
I am dual booting from Windows XP to Dapper and I switch almost every day and today I could not boot up XP (Dapper is fine). I would get an error message in the middle of the splash screen that was only on the screen for about a half a second and then my computer would restart. I had to take a video of it, then put it on my mac, pause on that frame and take a screenshot of the video. I have attached the picture.
I was wondering if there is a way with Ubuntu to fix this missing file. (I think i can see the windows HDD with ubuntu, so mabye i could add the missing file on it?)
Windows 7 Boot error after ubuntu installation
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 11, 2011
Ubuntu is running fine, grub shows:
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6 (recovery)
Windows 7 (Loader) (on /dev/sda2)
Windows 7 (Loader) (on /dev/sda3)
When i try to boot windows i get a "Windows Error Recovery" screen with two options:
Launch startup repair
Start windows normally
When i click the first option i get another screen- "Windows Boot Manager" telling me that
"The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".
If i choose the "Start windows normally" option, i see a windows logo followed by a blue screen of death.
Also, i can see all windows files with ubuntu, so i know they are there.
Here is my boot info, please help me on this one, as much as i hate windows i must have my photoshop working.
Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> Grub2 (v1.99) is instal
Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2015
I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as a client in VirtualBox 4.3.12, the host system being Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. I've just upgraded Ubuntu, and now it won't boot:
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/<long string> does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
And then I get a BusyBox shell with (initramfs) prompt. I'm completely lost and confused here: I've never seen this error before, and I'm totally bamboozled. I understand that in not virtualized Ubuntu, I could boot with a rescue CD and mount the correct disk. Can I do the same thing here? Or is there a "backdoor" into linux from Windows which will enable me to sort out the issue?
Many thanks for your help!
Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot error with Windows 8.1 with UEFI and SecureBoot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 16, 2015
Greeting's, I've tried to install windows 8.1 + ubuntu 15.04 thrice now. But both the time's i'm left with a peculiar problem. I have UEFI and Secureboot enabled. In the UEFI there is no option to disable fastboot, however I have disabled fastboot from windows power options.
I am installing windows 8.1 x64 first. I create a partition for windows and 1 for data. I let the installation complete and reboot using windows. Post first boot, i do another restart without making any changes to the system. Post second login - I selected advance option under update and recovery menu to boot from CD/DVD.
Once I've booted into Ubuntu DVD (as mentioned earlier, I do this through windows options and not by UEFI to BIOS and enabling CD/DVD option) I have non-formatted space on the HDD on which I install Ubuntu. I follow the graphic install. I select install ubuntu besides windows installer. Only custom option I enable is encrypting my home folder. Installation completes error free.
However post instal
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