[SATLUG] Ubuntu 'Karmic Koala' 9.10 impressions?

Justin the.dead.dude at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 18:32:21 CST 2010

Well I can't seem to save any changes to the grub.cfg file.  It's in read
only mode.  I'm guessing I need to open it through the console somehow, so
what would I type to be able to do that?  It does look similar to how you
described it.  Thanks.

menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-16-generic" {
        if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
    set quiet=1
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd0,5)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 05ab2413-3b14-4d8c-9bf7-f28babafd4c6
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic
root=UUID=05ab2413-3b14-4d8c-9bf7-f28babafd4c6 ro   quiet splash
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Justin wrote:
>  5.  Long boot time.  After ubuntu is selected from grub, it seems like my
>> system just sits there and does nothing but flash the _ cursor for 30-45
>> seconds.  Maybe that part is normal?  After the ubuntu logo shows the
>> system
>> is all booted up and useable within 30 seconds.  When I select Windows
>> from
>> grub, it goes to my windows os selection screen within a second or two,
>> then
>> I pick xp and the xp loading screen pops up within a few more seconds.
>>  Then
>> after about 20 more seconds xp is booted up.  Just another 45 second wait
>> for all those little stupid programs each piece of hardware seems to
>> require
>> to run, and then the system is useable.
> I think that's a GRUB2 problem.  Take a look at /boot/grub/grub.cfg. I'll
> bet it has a section like:
> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 2.6.28-11-server" {
>        insmod ext2
>        set root=(hd0,1)
>        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set
> 6b4c0339-5501-4a85-8351-e398e5252be8
>        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-server
> root=UUID=6b4c0339-5501-4a85-8351-e398e5252be8 ro
>        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-server
> }
> (note lines warpped above).
> What I think it is doing is searching a lot of usb devices (many that don't
> exist) for the UUID.  Here is what you can try:
> Change the comment out the search line and make it look like:
> menuentry "GNU/Linux, Linux 2.6.28-11-server" {
>        insmod ext2
>        set root=(hd0,1)
>        #search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set
> 6b4c0339-5501-4a85-8351-e398e5252be8
>        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-server root=/dev/sda2 ro
>        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-server
> }
> Change sda2 to your actual root partition.  Use everything else as it it is
> on your system.
>  -- Bruce
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