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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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I have a separate computer completely dedicated to Ubuntu Linux (no dual boot or anything) and when I start up, I get the grub message and etc but then it goes to a black screen for about 50-60 seconds... then it eventually lets me log in. Is this part of the bootup process or is there something wrong with my installation?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #2
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I have a separate computer completely dedicated to Ubuntu Linux (no dual boot or anything) and when I start up, I get the grub message and etc but then it goes to a black screen for about 50-60 seconds... then it eventually lets me log in. Is this part of the boot up process or is there something wrong with my installation?
When your machine boots up, know how it says something like "Press ESC" and counts down from like "3, 2, 1" for boot options in grub? Hit Esc, and then find the line that starts out similar to

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kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic
(Should be second line)

Highlight that line, and hit "E" for edit. Scroll over until you see "quiet splash." Remove both "Quiet" and "Splash" and hit enter. Then, hit "B." This will boot up the machine in Verbose (Shows you all the messages) mode, and without the Boot Splash Screen. It'll allow you to see what's going on with the computer. See if it looks like it's doing things. With the Normal boot, you can't really see what it's actually doing.

http://www.ubuntuforums.org might be a useful resource for you. There are literally hundreds of people signed on the site pretty much 24/7, many of them knowing a lot more about it than anyone here. There are also a lot of HowTo's, and various other things there, and also many of the same questions you're asking here that have been posted there, and answered.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I don't see any of that. I pressed escape, and I see
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, memtest86+

So I hit e on the very first item, and then I see:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=8eed4238-8830-4683-->
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
quiet
savedefault

I'm suspecting I need to edit "quiet"?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #4
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Thanks, but I don't see any of that. I pressed escape, and I see
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, memtest86+

So I hit e on the very first item, and then I see:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=8eed4238-8830-4683-->
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
quiet
savedefault

I'm suspecting I need to edit "quiet"?

If you hit edit on the line with "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic" "Quiet Splash" should appear at the end. Remove it from there. It shouldn't be the one you posted above.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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mine says the exact same thing except instead of the extra boot up and recovery it says windows...thats how it is suppose to be...trust me.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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mine says the exact same thing except instead of the extra boot up and recovery it says windows...thats how it is suppose to be...trust me.
Were you talking to me? Because I don't have Windows installed on that machine, just Linux.

EDIT: I found quiet splash and I deleted it. But I still get a blank screen... Do I have to boot in verbose mode every time?

EDIT 2: Every time I delete quiet splash it comes back when I restart...

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #7
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thats how it is suppose to be...trust me.
What do you mean?

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Were you talking to me? Because I don't have Windows installed on that machine, just Linux.

EDIT: I found quiet splash and I deleted it. But I still get a blank screen... Do I have to boot in verbose mode every time?

EDIT 2: Every time I delete quiet splash it comes back when I restart...
If you delete it that way, it's only gone for one boot. If you want to remove it entirely, or edit those parameters permanently, you have to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #8
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What do you mean?



If you delete it that way, it's only gone for one boot. If you want to remove it entirely, or edit those parameters permanently, you have to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
But I still get the blank screen... Do I have to boot in verbose mode everytime to get rid of blank screen? If so, is there a way to permanently do that with out having to go through that menu?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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But I still get the blank screen... Do I have to boot in verbose mode everytime to get rid of blank screen? If so, is there a way to permanently do that with out having to go through that menu?
If you leave it normal, it just gives you a blank screen, and not the splash screen that it's supposed to give? Is that what you're saying?

You can change it to verbose mode permenantly in the file I listed above.

/boot/grub/menu.lst

The should be the correct file. Open it with gedit as room and find the same line you edited on boot, and remove the "quiet" and "splash" and save the file. Then, you won't have to remove it if you want verbose.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #10
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If you leave it normal, it just gives you a blank screen, and not the splash screen that it's supposed to give? Is that what you're saying?

You can change it to verbose mode permenantly in the file I listed above.

/boot/grub/menu.lst

The should be the correct file. Open it with gedit as room and find the same line you edited on boot, and remove the "quiet" and "splash" and save the file. Then, you won't have to remove it if you want verbose.
Awesome! It works!
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