Michael Leone on 27 Apr 2010 16:08:16 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] grub shows no menu

This is grub2; there is no menu.lst. And no, there is no "Press
escape" message, and no 5 second delay. That was disabled in the

I tried a half a dozen things I found by googling. Nothing worked. So
in the end I just ignored it and used PuTTY to login. And so my
console is now as big as I want it to be. :-)

On 4/27/10, Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com> wrote:
> That doesn't prevent a grub menu from being presented.  I still get a menu
> with 9.10 and 10.04.  Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to control this.  It is
> pretty
> well commented.
> Also, even without the default display of the menu, you should get a line
> that
> says something like "Grub loading, press esc to display meny" and then a
> line
> with a 5 second countdown.
> On Tuesday 27 April 2010 10:50:59 Eric H. Johnson wrote:
>> Mike,
>> Ubuntu 9.10 went to Grub 2. See:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2
>> Regards,
>> Eric
>> I downloaded a Ubuntu 9.10 server VM appliance, to use on our ESX
>> cluster. All seems fine, except that I see no menu when grub loads at
>> boot time. I want to change the console (framebuffer) resolution
>> (there's no GUI here). Ordinarily, I'd change an entry in menu.lst in
>> /boot/grub. But here, I see no files named "menu" at all. I do see "grub
>> loading" when the machine starts, but I have no menu.
>> So how do I get grub to show me a menu? And (more importantly) how do I
>> then change the resolution, to get more screen real estate?
>> I tried "update-grub", and it said it found this and that, but still
>> made no menu.lst, nor showed me a menu on restart.
> --
> Art Alexion

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