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    HP Mini, not booting properly

    Hey, I don't post often, but I'm having this problem with an HP Mini 311. I've installed Ubuntu 10.04, and it runs like an absolute dream from the Live USB.

    However, when I boot from the Hard Drive, all I get is the flashing cursor, no ISOLINUX, grub, or anything of that sort. I can post boot information upon request. It would be great if anyone would give me a solution, I already tried reinstalling.

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    Re: HP Mini, not booting properly

    Are you dual booting or do you get grub menu, then cusor?

    Or if you hold shift key from BIOS until menu appears do you get a menu or the flashing cursor.

    If you do not get grub menu, run Boot-Repair on post link for Bootinfo report. If you can get grub menu it probably is a video issue.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix


    What video chip? and can you add nomodeset at grub menu as explained here:
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: HP Mini, not booting properly

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Are you dual booting or do you get grub menu, then cusor?

    Or if you hold shift key from BIOS until menu appears do you get a menu or the flashing cursor.

    If you do not get grub menu, run Boot-Repair on post link for Bootinfo report. If you can get grub menu it probably is a video issue.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix


    What video chip? and can you add nomodeset at grub menu as explained here:
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    Not dual booting. No grub menu, nothing. As soon as it goes to boot from hard drive, cursor.

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    Re: HP Mini, not booting properly

    Then post link to BootInfo report.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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