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I just converted ubuntu desktop 14.04 to ubuntu server using these steps:

sudo service lightdm stop

sudo apt-get install tasksel
sudo tasksel remove ubuntu-desktop
sudo tasksel install server
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-image-server
sudo apt-get purge lightdm
sudo apt-get purge firefox

sudo ifconfig eth0 up   
sudo dhclient eth0

sudo apt-get upgrade

Then I installed Sentora. When I rebooted at the end of that, I got a black screen for about one minute, then an underscore in the top left corner for a couple seconds and then the terminal started. I feel like there's something messed up in grub where it's still trying to start lightdm and that eventually times out and it goes to terminal. Does anyone know how I could check that and fix the issue?

  • I'm not sure what your problem is. It sounds like it's fine. – TheWanderer Oct 14 '15 at 0:20
  • I guess it takes more like 2-3 minutes to get to the terminal it just seems excessive. – Blakethepatton Oct 14 '15 at 0:22
  • You're right, it is a bit much. You can try sudo apt-get remove unity-*, But please make sure it's not installing anything essential. – TheWanderer Oct 14 '15 at 0:29
  • wouldn't an apt-get autoremove take care of any stragglers like that? – Blakethepatton Oct 14 '15 at 0:33
  • Interesting, I was also having to manually start my network adapter every time so I took a peak in that file and noticed that I had borked it. Fixing that fixed my boot time. – Blakethepatton Oct 14 '15 at 0:35
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Fixing my interface file fixed the problem.

I had it set up as

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
     address 192.168.1.34
     netmask 255.255.255.0
     network 192.168.1.1
     broadcast 192.168.1.255
     gateway 192.168.1.1

The problem was fixed by adding eth0 to the end of the first line.

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