[PLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 GRUB problem - only shows memtest option

Abhishek Amberkar [अभिषेक] abhishek.amberkar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 13:37:23 IST 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Mandar Vaze <mandarvaze at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is my menu.lst  and output of "sudo fdisk-lu"
> http://pastebin.com/m170c5e75

> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Mandar Vaze <mandarvaze at gmail.com
> <mailto:mandarvaze at gmail.com>> wrote:
>    Hi,
>    I installed Ubuntu 8.10 from DVD that came with LFY Dec 2008.
>    Once I select Ubuntu from Windows bootloader, I get grub menu.
>    Problem:
>    It has only one option that of "Ubuntu8.10,*memtest*"
>    Is there a way to boot directly into Ubuntu w/o memtest ?

You can try booting system manually. When GRUB appears at system
startup, press "c".
grub prompt will appear

grub> root (hd0,5)
grub> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27 <press tab to autocomplete> root=/dev/sda6 ro
grub> initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27 <press tab>
grub> boot

After booting, you can edit /boot/grub/menu.list

put these lines

title Ubuntu 8.10
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-x-xxxx root=/dev/sda6 ro
initrd  initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-x-xxxx

With Regards
Abhishek Amberkar

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