Boot From Grub

Overview When you get the grub command prompt: grub > It means something went wrong with the grub boot leader whether it was not installed properly or it cannot find your hard drive to boot into the OS. From this … Continue reading



Enable Grub Menu On Boot In Ubuntu 12.04

Edit the file /etc/default/grub and comment out the following lines by adding a # at the beginning: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true Update grub config by running: sudo update-grub The above will generate a new grub menu based on the configuration file. Missing … Continue reading



Ubuntu 9.10 Grub2 No Timeout

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 and found that the timeout doesn’t seem to be working. Grub’s timeout feature allows for automatically boot up into a selected OS after a specified amount of time. By default it’s 10 seconds. … Continue reading



Ubuntu 8.10 – The Pain

I had to jump through so many hoops to get Ubuntu 8.10 working. the LTS 8.04 works perfect (more or less) but this version seems very unstable. First I have a bad DVD drive (or bad CD) so it wasn’t … Continue reading



Installing Ubuntu 8.10 From USB Stick

I had crippled my Linux box from the pokey customizations I had made before doing upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10 and since upgrading it had been a bit wobbly since. In the end I had to reset my network … Continue reading