Ubuntu 10.04 Boot Issues

I loaded Beta 2 of Lucid Lynx on a machine; it wouldn't get past the splash screen. I had to hit the spacebar during the Live CD boot to get it to show the boot log; this prevented the splash screen from loading and allowed me to install.

But it wouldn't boot afterwards; it would lockup in the splash screen. Turns out that the menu fr Grub 2 can only be accessed if you hold SHIFT down while booting; then you can remove "quiet splash" from the kernel command line, and boot with CTRL+X.

After it loads, edit /etc/default/grub and change CRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to:


Then run update-grub (the above has to be done as root), and the system will continue to boot correctly. The bug seems to be in a package called plymouth; perhaps it will be fixed later.

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