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Old 07-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I just installed ubuntu today, and it asked me to install over 200 security updates. When I finished that, it asked me to restart the computer so that the updates will take effect. After Dell (it's a Dell computer) booted, I got a message reading:

"Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else, TAB lists possible device or file completions."

I don't understand what this means. Any and all help is sincerely appreciated, and thanks in advanced.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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At the prompt, type a letter, then press TAB => it will give you a list of available commands with the letter you typed

http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/t...ompletion.html
 
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At the prompt, type a letter, then press TAB => it will give you a list of available commands with the letter you typed

http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/t...ompletion.html
Unfortunately, that does not help me. I think there has been a small miscommunication. Ubuntu will not boot at all. The computer won't start.
 
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My bad.
Seems to me grub is not setup properly after the upgrade.
Take a look at
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html#cli
for troubleshooting grub problems.
 
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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My bad.
Seems to me grub is not setup properly after the upgrade.
Take a look at
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html#cli
for troubleshooting grub problems.
Unfortunately, that did not help me either.
 
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Did you look at the part:
Booting Operating Systems from Command Line GRUB ?

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Old 07-11-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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Did you look at the part:
Booting Operating Systems from Command Line GRUB ?
Yes, and unfortunately, I have discovered that GRUB is used for multiple boots and I only need one. This has messed up my machine, so I am going to reinstall ubuntu, and install the security updates one at a time. Thank you for your help, but I believe it to be no longer required.
 
  


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