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Old 03-12-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
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Help With Appending acpi=off to Grub Two


I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS6000 it had windows7 on it when I bought it new. Needless to say windows just ran too slow. The only Ubuntu distro that would boot up was Karmic 9.10.

I had to append the phrase acpi=off to get the live ISO to boot I had to type acpi=off after the word splash. I saw it would boot so I installed it as the only OS on this computer.

Now when I boot up I am hitting the power button once and the back on again to get to the grub. I hit the E key use my arrows down to the word splash type acpi=off. Then hit CTRL X to boot up.

How do I put this permanently into Grub2 . I just don't know how? Any input would great thank you!

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Old 03-12-2010, 02:12 AM   #2
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This could be distro specific, but on Debian (and therefore I guss *buntu) I think you would do that by editing the value of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in /etc/default/grub (then run update-grub).

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Old 03-12-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Are you referring to grub 2 or grub one? The reason I ask this comp was particular to 9.10. Its the only thing I could figure out how to get to boot up?
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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Ok I pulled that up but I am not sure where to type acpi=off at, is it at one of these spots?


GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT="10"
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

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Old 03-12-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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Not sure where to put this entry at? Any one know? Thanks...
 
Old 03-12-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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put it here dude

Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=off"
then run

Code:
update-grub
as root
 
Old 03-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #7
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Ok I pulled that up but I am not sure where to type acpi=off at, is it at one of these spots?


GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT="10"
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi=off"
Keep the quotes there.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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Keep the quotes there.
Ok how did you do that? I will, wanna know!
As for editing I update the grub and it will not save it. When I pull it up again acpi=off is gone. I still have to boot up the same way. Thanks
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:49 PM   #9
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Ok how did you do that? I will, wanna know!
As for editing I update the grub and it will not save it. When I pull it up again acpi=off is gone. I still have to boot up the same way. Thanks
Edit the file as root w/ gedit and save. Then update GRUB2
 
Old 03-13-2010, 01:39 AM   #10
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Thanks the trick was update-grub 2 Works great now!input it where Loepard said to put when I put it after splash my wifi quit working. Update-Grub 2 in the command line made it save!Now maybe my wifi will become permanently stable.

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Old 03-13-2010, 03:17 AM   #11
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Edit the file as root w/ gedit and save. Then update GRUB2
Thanks Works Like A Charm..
 
  


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