I am a entry level person for Ubuntu using 11.10 currently trying to install it on a hdd.
I have a P4 and 10gb hdd totally dedicated to Ubuntu 11.10. I am installing from a DVD. I need to change some grub configuration but am unable to get the grub prompt
As per the graphics it should be something like
but all i am getting is
What does this ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ prompt stand for?
I got the graphical menu for ubuntu telling me
- test ubuntu without installing
- install ubuntu ....
- memory test etc and
3 more menus.
I selected install Ubuntu and proceeded but got no grub.
I am totally confused about the grub prompt. I am not getting it and got the above one. . the documentataion says to press esc / right shift key at the time of boot .
Am i expected to press esc key right after the First BIOS beep or the second bios beep or when?? I did not get the grub prompt even after pressing the right shift key after first bios beep. I am confused about the timing.
When & which key to be pressed and at what time to get the grub prompt??? I have tried various ways to get the grub prompt but i don't get it and eventually I reach the Ubuntu installation menu where I select the install Ubuntu option and after that i press shift Ctrl F1 where i get the above menu.
Also i am getting a boot: prompt in early stage i do not know about it also what is that prompt
Let me know what key combinations to use and exactly when after the first BIOS beep to get the grub prompt.