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March 29th, 2013, 11:50 PM
Hello, today I decided to install ubuntu from a usb drive. I chose to install alongside windows 8, and it asked me to divide it into partitions with the slider thing, and all was done. However, my computer was restarted afterwards, and i did not see the usual boot screen. Instead the screen stayed blank until finally the ubuntu logo appeared, and booted. I was worred, so I installed GParted, and checked. There appears to be an error on my on HDD, and the other where ubuntu is is fine. There's no boot screen or anything though, and I can't even go into the BIOS.



Mark Phelps
March 29th, 2013, 11:55 PM
You should have come here and asked BEFORE you did the resize thing with the slider -- as I would have told you NOT to do that, as it often results in corruption of the Windows file system.

You could try using Boot-Repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

March 30th, 2013, 12:07 AM
That doesn't seem to be working. For some reason, my monitor doesn't receive a signal until ubuntu boots, but when the no signal thing was going on, I tried pressing the arrow keys and pressing enter, and memtest popped up. I just don't understand why I can't even see the the loading screen when the computer starts up, where you can go into the bios. Sorry, i don't really know what that screen is called, but I hope you know what I mean.

March 30th, 2013, 12:09 AM
Boot-repair is telling me

The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 12.10] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk). This can be performed via tools such as gParted. Then select this partition via the [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair]. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)

I don't really know if that's the problem though..

March 30th, 2013, 12:17 AM
Okay, I somehow booted into windows with random button presses, and deleted the ubuntu partitions. Guess I'll stick with wubi..

EDIT: Sorry about the triple posting.. forgot that's a no-no.

March 30th, 2013, 12:19 AM
If the grub boot menu doesn't show up you can try setting a lower resolution. You can do that by editing /etc/default/grub and removing the #symbol for the line saying like GFX MODE 640x480. Save and close the file. Run sudo update-grub to update the grub.cfg. Reboot and see if it helped.

March 30th, 2013, 12:21 AM
No need to stick with wubi, that's not even proper ubuntu. Set the resolution and the boot menu should show up fine. Up to you.