View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Help with Ubuntu booting!

August 21st, 2008, 10:01 PM
I have installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop Pc. When I start the computer, right after the BIOS starts and the big Acer thing appears and the GRUB starts, the screen goes completely black and nothing "seems" to happen. I have to wait around for more than 4 minutes with the screen totally black and then I get the welcome message indicating that I should write my username and password. After that Ubuntu starts off at a normal speed and everything works fine.

What can I do to:
1. Speed up the 4 minutes booting?
2. Actually get the Ubuntu progress bar that should appear after the GRUB process finishes?

Any good help will be appreciated. Thank you very much.

August 21st, 2008, 11:36 PM
backup menu.ls:

sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst-backup

edit menu.lst

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

try removing the "quiet" word from /boot/grub/menu.lst

tips to speed up boot by disabling unnecessary scripts-

August 22nd, 2008, 10:53 AM
I tried to go to the terminal and write down the codes, but when the gedit boot/grub/menu.lst window opened it was completely empty, there was nothing in it.
Do you know what could I be doing wrong? :(

August 22nd, 2008, 03:06 PM
Ok. I managed to fix the problem somehow. I wanted to thank you for your help!

August 22nd, 2008, 08:38 PM
Ok. I managed to fix the problem somehow. I wanted to thank you for your help!
Please mark the thread as [SOLVED] and say a thank to the person who solved this by click on the Medal on the post which helped you :)

October 25th, 2008, 10:03 PM
This was my salvation. I hope it works for you.