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Old 03-26-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Stuck on GRUB Command Line


I am running Natty Alpha 3. I used Update Manager to install something (not sure what it was), then I restarted, but instead of listing all the kernels, it gave me a command line. I don't know what happened and how to use it. Help!
 
Old 03-26-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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We are going to need more information. Use your ubuntu as a live cd (do not install) and from terminal run the command 'sudo fdisk -l' (small L) without the quotes and give us the results.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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Can you try to remember exactly was updated? Telling us that you updated "something" does not give us enough information.

As far as trying to load Ubuntu, when the grub screen appears before loading Ubuntu, hit any key to access the grub menu and try selecting a different kernel.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Let me ask another question, what do you see before the command line. Does the command line look like

grub>
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Can you try to remember exactly was updated? Telling us that you updated "something" does not give us enough information.

As far as trying to load Ubuntu, when the grub screen appears before loading Ubuntu, hit any key to access the grub menu and try selecting a different kernel.
I'm not sure what I updated, it was about 30 things. I tried the hitting the key trick, didn't work.


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Let me ask another question, what do you see before the command line. Does the command line look like

grub>
Yes
 
Old 03-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #6
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So something breaks on an alpha - big deal. That's why the are released, to find bugs.
Report it to the devs and do everyone a favour.

If you can't handle things breaking, stay on the official releases.
 
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Look in your /var/log/messages file to see what all got updated.
 
  


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