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    Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    This 'puter has both Linux Oneiric Ocelot (ver. 11.10) and Win7 (64bit).

    Disk /dev/sda: 400.1 GB, 400088457216 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48641 cylinders, total 781422768 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf3e1e104

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 206848 143566847 71680000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 * 143572905 174176729 15301912+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 174176791 781417664 303620437 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 174176793 764420894 295122051 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 764420958 781417664 8498353+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris



    My EVGA 9500GT video card had to be sent back to the company. My motherboard, an MSI K9N6PGM2-v2 has an on-board nVidia 6150se "card". After I removed the video card, upon re-boot, I set the BIOS for "internal video".

    Upon rebooting I no longer have a GRUB screen which allows me to select which OS I want running.

    I tried using a LiveCD and running the GRUB update, but am too inexperienced to understand whether to place the GRUB on /dev/sda3. If I listen to the boot time computer noises and beeps, I can use the arrow cursor keys to load:

    Ubuntu from the pae
    Recovery from same as above
    or Windows

    but I DO NOT see the typical screen with the entries.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Canon MB2320 all-in-one, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    certainly sounds like something got blitzed. can you try to choose windows to log into ? If you can log into windows and it seems to wok as expected, then the problem will be down to the ubuntu-side of life. If windows does NOT start, then things may be more serious.

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    Re: Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    I can boot into all that GRUB offered BEFORE the problem started. It's just I cannot see what I am doing. It would be hard to run the Memory test. Fortunately, GRUB self boots into Ubuntu (I'm currently running XFCE).

    Maybe when I get the 9500GT back this will aright itself. Keep your fingers crossed.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Canon MB2320 all-in-one, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    I had a similar problem when I changed my graphics card. If you install startup manager and set the resolution in the display section and also under the advanced tab to 1024 x 768 you should be able to see your boot options again.

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    Re: Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    Quote Originally Posted by davdo2004 View Post
    I had a similar problem when I changed my graphics card. If you install startup manager and set the resolution in the display section and also under the advanced tab to 1024 x 768 you should be able to see your boot options again.
    Worked BRILLIANTLY! Thanks, Davdo2004. I can still remember the piece of Lancastrian cheese I had in 1995, visiting Bolton.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Canon MB2320 all-in-one, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: Swapped video card and now no GRUB menu

    After changing the Advanced settings. All went well, until I replaced the RMA'd video card. Upon re-installing that, I can no longer enter GRUB time Recover mode. The screen goes dark (blank) and a moment later a message about:

    (vga-769) is depracated . . .

    I can press the Enter key, and could select one or more of the recovery modes available. I have usually pressed the Enter key without moving the cursor keys up or down. After the Enter key is pushed, the usual GRUB code runs. A moment later and I'm returned to my log-in screen to enter my User Password. I can enter Recovery Mode from that screen, but it's only a terminal, of course.

    I've tried to run an Update Grub as well as sudo aptitude install -f, but I'm still seeing nothing at boot time (warm or cold boot).
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Canon MB2320 all-in-one, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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