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  1. #1
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    Question Ubuntu Server GRUB Problem

    Hello! I'm having a very strange problem with my server.

    When I turn on the server, the GRUB shows up. It never showed up before. This is a problem because I don't have a monitor for my server, to cut down on space. Instead, I hook it up to my TV so I can see what the problem is.

    I think this started happening after there was a power outage. After that, I turned on the server, and then it was working fine until I accidentally bumped into the power strip 30 seconds later. When I turned it back on, I tried to ssh into it, and it couldn't connect. I went and plugged my server into my TV, and then the GRUB shows up with no timeout.

    Is there a way to fix this?

  2. #2
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    Re: Ubuntu Server GRUB Problem

    Hi yellowcrash10.

    I've experienced similar problems before. Here are a few thoughts:
    • Believe or not, sometimes the lack of a keyboard produce more booting problems in regular headless desktops.
    • Check your BIOS for something like 'Server operation' or 'Keyboardless operation'.
    • Another source of problem could be the network boot (PXE). Disable it on the BIOS.
    In rare occasions, as the one you described, I had to connect a monitor and press enter manually. This is what I've done to get it to boot automatically again:
    • Connect a monitor, select correct kernel, boot normally and reboot.
    • If that doesn't work, I boot into recovery mode and check the disks.
    • In case that fails also, upgrade grub by doing:
      Code:
      sudo update-grub
      and restart.

    I hope this ideas help you. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu Server GRUB Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    • Connect a monitor, select correct kernel, boot normally and reboot.
    Thanks! I just had to wait for it to wait for the network configuration before restarting it

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