View Full Version : [gnome] Can you boot without any sort of display adapter?

November 26th, 2009, 01:49 AM
My video card recently died in my Little Ubuntu Home Server That Could and the mobo doesn't have any sort of on-board graphics adapter. I had it running essentially headless anyway, so this wouldn't change my day-to-day use, but can I still boot up without any sort of graphics hardware present?


Digital Magi
November 26th, 2009, 02:58 AM
In general, yes. It's called a headless server.

Whether your machine can or not I think that depends on your system BIOS. Many will halt and reports errors(beep) if no video adapter is present. Some BIOS do have settings to disable or bypass this to allow boot without video.

You might have to borrow a video card to check and setup your BIOS settings anyway before you can make this work.

Not an expert on this, hopefully someone else will chime in.

November 26th, 2009, 04:16 AM
I just gave it a shot and it works perfectly, no beeps or boops! Thanks.