Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Just installed Ubuntu as my only OS:

  • /dev/sda1 is my /boot
  • /dev/sda2 is a swap
  • /dev/sda3 is /
  • /dev/sda4 is /home

When I reboot after installation Grub doesn't show up at all. The screen 'blinks' (the backlight comes on and goes off') continuously.


  1. For some reason sudo fdisk -l doesn't show any of my partitions. Here it is: link
  2. Here is the result of the 'boot script' : link Here you can see the various partitions.

I have tried the steps for grub-install but it didn't work. I am now burning a [boot-repair] live USB and I'll post any updates here.

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by jrg Dec 27 '12 at 1:36

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer 1

Hold down the Shift key during bootup (right after your BIOS). I read somewhere that that should display the GRUB menu.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.