View Full Version : [ubuntu] Karmic boots up twice not once. How to fix double booting?

November 3rd, 2009, 11:30 PM
Upon boot, I see the grub boot message hd(1,0) etc then the new ubuntu logo opens up, then there is some flash of text underneath which I can't either read nor find logged anywhere (where is it?). Then instead of next moving to the login screen it decides to re-boot again, THEN it loads the login window. Adds about twice the time for every boot up.

If I could view the splash screen message somewhere maybe that would help. Any idea where that is?

Why the double bootup?

Also I'd like to note that when I reboot it works quite fast, but if I shutdown it also takes about twice as long as a reboot. I suppose I can just hit reboot, then on computer POST and before grub I can turn it off, but that's not the point.

ran update-grub and removed a few older kernels and that got rid of the startup text that I cannot read. However it still double boots. Note that previous kernel 28.16 does not double boot but has the new splash screen etc.

November 16th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Same with me after an upgrade from 9.4 to 9.10
First Grub message is "booting from hd(0,0) ....."
Then a full black screen with a white Ubuntu logo in centre
Then the "booting from hd(0,0) ..." message again.
Then a black screen and eventually a busy mouse icon, and the new graphics boot sequence

Did you fix yours?

Anyone else?


November 20th, 2009, 10:20 AM
I eventually fixed mine.
I have multiple hard disks, which previously had been used for booting other version. Seem Grub Legacy was attempting to boot another version first.
Anyway, I upgraded to Grub2 and fixed what HD needs to boot, and all is now fine.