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Old 04-13-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Problems getting Ubuntu 10.10 to Boot


When I start my computer I am taking to the GNU Grub menu which gives me a list of all the versions of Ubuntu available. If i select Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23- generic I get the ubuntu 10.10 screen initially and then my screen goes black with a flashing cursor.

If I chose the edit command from the GNU grub menu for Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23 _i get the following:


Recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root=' (hd0 ,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set de0828fb-24e5-4921-8a43-dd1df180a\48f
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic root=uuid=de00828fb-24e5-4921-8\a43-dd1df180a48f ro quite splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic

Any guidance that helps to address this issue will be greatly appreciated
 
Old 04-13-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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Is Ubuntu actually on the first partition of the first hard drive as indicated in the menu entry you posted?

Did you look at the entry for the UUID on both lines? They are different, the backslash is in a different place in each. Don't know how that happened or if that is the problem? I would make a note of what they are, then change the second to the same as the first and re-boot. If that fails, reverse the procedure. If that fails, remove the back slash from both. I've not seen a back slash in a UUID before?? Don't know if that's it.

You could also run the blkid command to see if your sda1 is actually the UUID listed in the menu. Actually, might be a good idea to do that first.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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Afternoon!
I have the exact same error , my new installation of Ubuntu hangs at boot at the initial desktop screen showing the computer name, then just locks up.

I hit "e" at the gnu grub menu as well.

Not being an emacs editor (YET!) I'm a bit stumped.
I'm looking at the above reply regarding the "\" backslash, but it appears that the backslash is representing a ?? line wrap?? as thats right where the page ends?

The UUID's are the same...so the questions regarding the backslashes...? do they in fact represent a line wrap or are they part of the UUID? If they are part of the UUID then the slashes are in fact in different locations....

So, blkid command.......time to search for info on that....here we go linux world!
 
Old 04-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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dang!
Sorry, gonna have to ask "how do I" run the blkid command.....this is gonna be a real learning experience for me....
 
Old 04-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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I'm looking at the above reply regarding the "\" backslash, but it appears that the backslash is representing a ?? line wrap?? as thats right where the page ends?
Not sure what you are referring to?

Getting UUID is as simple as entering the command "blkid" in a terminal (without quotes), should be able to do it as a regular user.

If that doesn't work, try this in a terminal: ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
 
  


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