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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    BIOS menu, no.... i don't have to do anything but reboot and the grub menu comes up... no shift-holding or anything... Will try recovery mode... Be back soon! What do you refer to when you say "video problem?"
    Last edited by wisersun; January 19th, 2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    Tried recovery mode... seems not to work. What now? Didn't you say something before about swapping partitions?
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    Nothing to swap.

    Lets try Boot-Repair. If you can get to grub menu, and have already run a filecheck, Boot-Repair will probably not fix anything, But it tries to mount all partitions and shows some useful info. From your LiveCD install Boot-Repair.

    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)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    Accidentally had links disabled, didn't know that was possible.... thanks! Will get on that ASAP. Posting the results when done.

    Just finished this is the URL i got:
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/15644768
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    LInk does not work. Rerun BootInfo and create new link.
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1583827/

    Try this one... just copied and pasted, try it please . As always, I appreciate the help. I am starting to feel like we are getting somewhere! So there you have it; thanks for everything!

    EDIT: Just checked to see if the like works, it does... MY GOSH, thats a lot of info to sift through... I am starting to look through it right now, to see if i can spot something...
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    I do not see anything wrong.

    But we have seen issues with some combinations of BIOS and maybe a grub issue. What mode is drive in? It should be LBA, large, or AHCI but not IDE.
    If boot files are beyond 100GB systems just may not boot. Boot-Repair often suggests a separate /boot partition. I normally suggest making / (root) smaller. I use 25GB for root normally.
    You can test by shrinking / with gparted from liveCD to under 100GB. You then can use rest of drive as a data partition or /home.

    You may be able to boot with supergrub.
    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

    Then run this to update grub.
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc

    You also have a lot of kernels. May be time to houseclean. I prefer synaptic.
    Determine your current kernel:
    uname -a
    uname -r
    In synaptic or software center search for linux-image to choose to purge old ones or completely remove.
    Also command line in post #8
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1283521
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    Not able to open synaptic... tried gksudo synaptic, but that didn't work. If you could tell me how to open synaptic (while using the livecd) that would be great. I'm pretty sure i can follow the rest of the steps from there..... (they're pretty self-explanatory). As for what you posted about super grub and before, I'm quite lost on that regard... tried that super grub command in terminal, and it asked me to check if the kernel script looked alright, i clicked ok and then it did some things and stopped.... Again, as for BEFORE super grub, didn't try that and I am not sure how to. IF you could maybe explain that AND give me some directions as to how to start synaptic, that would be great!!!

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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    You have to be inside your install with a gui to run synaptic. That was for after you repaired booting and then you could houseclean old kernels.

    Did you check BIOS settings and have you tried shrinking / (root) ?
    Supergrub is another repair ISO. You have to download it and install to a CD or Flash drive and boot from that. It has a version of grub and scans for a bootable system(s). If you have a working kernel and just a broken grub, Supergrub should boot it.
    Instructions on Supergrub site. It has one simple small version that just boots. Another for repairing grub legacy (which is now mostly obsolete) and a version for grub2 repair.
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    Re: Booting Issues 12.04 LTS

    Could you please walk me through shrinking root (and maybe checking BIOS settings if still necessary)? Looking into Supergrub right now..... which one do you suggest i get? The one that just boots, just it JUST boot or does it ALSO fix grub? Thanks so much!!!

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