I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my USB flash drive (Ext2, 400MB swap). The flash drive has 16GB of memory. I downloaded the live CD and I used it to install Ubuntu on my USB...

Here comes the problem:

When I boot from my USB, Grub pops up. Whenever I select Ubuntu from the list it shows me a purple like colored screen and 2 minutes later it shows me a black screen, white text and I can input commands in there... Has this something to do with Grub? Or is it my USB Drive?

  • What version is the Ubuntu? Is it server? – namingFailed Jul 1 '13 at 18:38
  • No, it's the LTS version. File name of the ISO file is ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso – Sander de Lange Jul 1 '13 at 18:39
  • OK. Thanks this means that the graphical interface should have been installed. Are the commands you can enter the normal Linux commands or special grub commands? – namingFailed Jul 1 '13 at 18:40
  • Special commands I think... It doesn't accept things as shutdown... – Sander de Lange Jul 1 '13 at 18:41
  • Oops ignore this then....askubuntu.com/questions/129627/x-server-not-running-on-12-04 this question may help. There should be errors in ~/xsession-errors if you can do Linux commands – namingFailed Jul 1 '13 at 18:44

Just type exit in grub and ubuntu will boot normally

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