If Linux fails to come up to the desktop, what is the language used at the grub prompts? [ solved ]

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If Linux fails to come up to the desktop, what is the language used at the grub prompts? [ solved ]

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:09 pm

While trying to get 19 xcfe to install under VB, the screen kept coming up out of sync.

the only alternative was to drop into the Grub prompts and figure out what is going on at that level.

but, what I know how to use in Terminal, for the most part, just does not work.

inxi is not available, my sleuth skills are zero with the Grub commands.

is there a tutorial for that situation?


( finally got the install done, by CTRL-ALT-F1 to get to terminal window and exited that switched back to the login screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7 and the screen was sync'd up... clicked on install and it worked )
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Re: If Linux fails to come up to the desktop, what is the language used at the grub prompts?

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:39 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:09 pm
is there a tutorial for that situation?
Not exactly a tutorial but the very extensive documentation of GRUB:

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info grub
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Re: If Linux fails to come up to the desktop, what is the language used at the grub prompts?

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:01 am

Thank you,

found the online manual with that info.

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