I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a clean 1.5 TB drive. I have a two drives connected to my machine: 1 runs Windows 7 and the other is now loaded with Ubuntu. Installation went fine as far as I could tell, followed prompts and left all settings alone, accepting whatever the installer stated (defaults). Rebooted machine as prompted but when it started back up I was launched to a command line prompt with a message that this was a minimal BASH-like prompt and that <TAB> would give me a list of available commands to use if pressed on an empty command line. I could not launch X (startx returned an unknown command message) and most other options stated that the kernel needed to be started first. Anyone else know about this and how to correct it?
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What you are seeing is the GRUB boot loader. It allows you to boot multiple operating systems from the same drive. If you leave the system at the screen it should go ahead and boot Ubunto after a few seconds. Here is a link to more information:
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I believe you need to do a grub recovery.
The fact that you installed Ubuntu and Windows on separate hard-drives might be the root cause of this issue. How exactly did you proceed to do the installation? I know you went through the Ubuntu install menus, but what I want …
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