• lenovo yoga 2 grub menu has become invisible

    From Eric@eriic1@cox.net to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Jun 4 16:31:55 2021
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    Hello,

    I have a strange problem after upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 20.04. My
    grub menu has become invisible to the eye. I can use the keyboard to
    select other distributions in the menu by counting key presses and they
    will boot just fine, but the menu is just a black screen with the
    backlight on and have to guess how many key strokes down to get to a particular menu line. I have Windows 10, xbuntu 20.04 and OpenSuse 15.2 installed. Grub worked fine before the upgrade and am thinking of using openSuse to install grub if nothing I can not figure this out.

    Before I use OpenSuse, I am hoping someone has a idea that can help.

    Thank you,

    Eric

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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Jun 4 17:08:56 2021
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    Eric wrote:
    upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 20.04.

    I don't think you should do that directly.

    I see much longer answers in the AskUb forum.

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Eric@eriic1@cox.net to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Jun 4 17:47:37 2021
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    On 6/4/21 5:08 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
    Eric wrote:
    upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 20.04.

    I don't think you should do that directly.

    I see much longer answers in the AskUb forum.


    The ubuntu upgrade was formatting the old 16.04 partition and installing
    a fresh 20.04 distribution. Afterwards I had no visible grub menu and
    did some fiddling with the bios settings without luck. I put them back
    to how I had them after I discovered that grub was there, just invisible.

    I had to switch to xubuntu 20.04 in the ubuntu partition with a new
    install and formatting due to ubuntu with gnome being too resource
    hungry for this laptop but I had the same grub menu invisibility problem.

    I am running in my Bios:

    UEFI
    Fast Boot disabled
    Secure Boot disabled
    USB Boot disabled

    My boot menu in bios allows me to pick either grub, ubuntu or windows
    10. If I pick ubuntu, it boots up xubuntu. If I pick windows, it boots
    up windows. If I pick grub, the menu seems to be there because I can
    select openSuse or Windows if I down arrow the appropriate number of
    times and hit enter. If I leave it alone, it boots xubuntu after the
    time out.

    Regards,

    Eric
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  • From Eric@eriic1@cox.net to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Jun 4 18:21:56 2021
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    On 6/4/21 4:31 PM, Eric wrote:
    Hello,

    I have a strange problem after upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 20.04. My
    grub menu has become invisible to the eye. I can use the keyboard to
    select other distributions in the menu by counting key presses and they
    will boot just fine, but the menu is just a black screen with the
    backlight on and have to guess how many key strokes down to get to a particular menu line. I have Windows 10, xbuntu 20.04 and OpenSuse 15.2 installed. Grub worked fine before the upgrade and am thinking of using openSuse to install grub if nothing I can not figure this out.

    Before I use OpenSuse, I am hoping someone has a idea that can help.

    Thank you,

    Eric


    I found the problem after much googling.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/182248/why-is-grub-menu-not-shown-when-starting-my-computer

    "
    For Ubuntu 20.04.1 enabling console mode by opening /etc/default/grub
    with a text editor (with writing permission) and then un-commenting (by removing the # symbol) the line

    GRUB_TERMINAL=console

    then finally sudo update-grub in the terminal worked for me."

    This brought back the invisible menu making it visible again.

    Kind Regards,

    Eric

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  • From Bobbie Sellers@bliss@mouse-potato.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Fri Jun 4 19:38:54 2021
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    On 6/4/21 5:08 PM, Mike Easter wrote:
    Eric wrote:
    upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 20.04.

    I don't think you should do that directly.

    I see much longer answers in the AskUb forum.



    As Mike says jumping versions to upgrade is
    a bad idea. I think that you should back up your data
    on Ubuntu. Tthen wipe the old install and put the
    version you want to use for the next few years or months
    on your machine. Then restore your Ubuntu sata.
    And use as Mike suggests the AskUb forum.

    bliss boots & runs a Pretty Cool Linux Operating System aka pclinuxos.
    By the way I use my distro's forum everyday to see if I can help anyone.

    --
    bliss dash SF 4 ever at dslextreme dot com
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Jun 5 09:36:16 2021
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    Bobbie Sellers wrote:
    bliss boots & runs a Pretty Cool Linux Operating System aka pclinuxos.

    I recently had occasion to boot a live PCLOS community TDE Trinity DE
    because I was looking for a current release route to the old Knode nntp
    client to look at something. I liked the default appearance of the
    PCLOS TDE more than that of Q4OS TDE by the TDE/Q4OS dev/maintainer.

    Currently Q4OS is both TDE & plasma KDE releases.

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    Mike Easter
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  • From Bobbie Sellers@bliss@mouse-potato.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Jun 5 15:19:02 2021
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    On 6/5/21 9:36 AM, Mike Easter wrote:
    Bobbie Sellers wrote:
    bliss boots & runs a Pretty Cool Linux Operating System aka pclinuxos.

    I recently had occasion to boot a live PCLOS community TDE Trinity DE because I was looking for a current release route to the old Knode nntp client to look at something.  I liked the default appearance of the
    PCLOS TDE more than that of Q4OS TDE by the TDE/Q4OS dev/maintainer.

    Currently Q4OS is both TDE & plasma KDE releases.

    Well I have stuck with KDE since I started using Mandriva around
    2006. I paid for the PowerPacked release right thru the 2011 release
    which i could neither get to run or find adequate support for. I
    switched to PCLinuxOS in 2014 then when a new computer had UEFI I
    went to Mageia for couple of years then back to PCLinuxOS in 2016
    when UEFI was supported. All the computers that I used then are
    defunct and this was not cheap so I started using used or reconditioned computers. Mandriva was supplied to me on a data DVD which I booted
    on XP on my 1st laptop then wrote the 6 iso files to CD.

    If you don't like a OS you can fix that with the help
    of Distrowatch.com where I get the things that look good to me.
    I do not recommend at this time the current PCLinux iso files for
    new users or people who resist using the PCLinux Forum. Before
    I used Linux and briefly XP Windows®, I used Amiga OS from version
    1.2-3.9 but I believe objectively Linux is better. But pulling
    chips to upgrade the OS makes Linux kernel updates very easy.

    bliss-runs a Pretty Cool Linux Operating System aka pclinuxos.

    --
    bliss dash SF 4 ever at dslextreme dot com
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Sat Jun 5 17:19:52 2021
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    Bobbie Sellers wrote:
    I used Amiga OS from version
    1.2-3.9 but I believe objectively Linux is better.

    My first computer/s were Atari ST from about 1987 and the other 'my OS
    is better than your OS' adversary crowd were the Amiga folks. Both were Motorola 68000 16/32bit. Those were dialup years and commercial bbs
    GEnie for me; others were doing Compuserve or Prodigy.

    I didn't go to Win-tel until W95 and I was fortunate to have early
    broadband cable by then and the internet. By the time W98 & its SE came around I was dabbling w/ linux and became more linux than Win by the
    time XP arrived.

    For a time I assembled my desktop computers from pieces and parts bought
    on sale, later I bought on-sale and refurbed Win boxen for my inux distro/s.

    Since Mint 17 XFCE I've leaned toward Mint currently Cinnamon as my
    primary OS and my current favorite KDE is Neon's. I boot a lot of live
    linux distro/s. I still do something or other w/ a Win about 1% of the
    time.

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    Mike Easter
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