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4.0 problems will not boot past grub, please advise

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Re: 4.0 problems will not boot past grub, please advise

Postby pam » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:03 am

I'll ping TheeMahn for the clamav error...he'll read up on this post too.
Yes you are right you could upgrade ubuntu but Ultimate Edition is a huge distro with many repos and software.

Skip installation of language packs during installation of Ultimate Edition.

For grub-customizer to work correctly, you have to be root:
Press ALT+F2:
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gksudo grub-customizer

enter password.
OR from terminal:
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sudo grub-customizer

make changes, save and exit.

hope that helps... ;)
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Re: 4.0 problems will not boot past grub, please advise

Postby MaN227 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:14 am

much thanks for all you help.

thx for grub customizer how to, will save that to file for future use :)

also thanks for "pinging" TheeMhan about the errors.

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Re: 4.0 problems will not boot past grub, please advise

Postby boarder428 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:01 am

The title of this post caught my, I had a problem booting after using the grub customizer in 3.8 where the pc just hangs on the startup screen without allowing you to choose which os to boot to. This only happened after using grub customizer to change the boot order. It happened to me on 2 pc's and the only way i was able to correct it was to either reinstall os and not mess with grub or install another (3rd) linux os after 3.8 and modify grub from it. which is what I ended up doing. I installed Mint and then grub customizer in mint and edited it from there and have had no other problems. Althought I don't have the pretty Ultimate Edition boot screen anymore. :)
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Re: 4.0 problems will not boot past grub, please advise

Postby kman » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:20 am

ERROR: - can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check permissions)
ERROR: - Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log

I saw these errors when I did a fresh install of Ultimate Edition 4.5 64 BIT on my desktop machine. I also see this error in the text bootup messages, each time before I login.

(The Ultimate Edition iso I installed is:
ultimate-edition-4.5-x64.iso at )

These are the steps I did to fix the problem:

I checked my boot.log at /var/log/ to confirm the error messages.

I found a related post at: ... de-739917/

Since the freshclam.log message was an append mode error I looked to see if there was a file: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log

The directory /var/log/clamav/ was not there. So I created the directory:

sudo mkdir /var/log/clamav

Then I created a freshclam.log file with #start (any text is fine). I used the nano editor, though most text editors will work.

sudo nano freshclam.log

1st line: #start

I saved the file and then found most files in /var/log/ are owned by root:root

Since clamav needs to append to freshclam.log, I decided to give clamav ownership of the file: ( I looked at typical file ownership in /etc/clamav )

sudo chown clamav:clamav freshclam.log

I rebooted several times and found the append mode error for freshclam.log was gone. The message in boot.log I now see for clamav is:

* StartingâClamAVâvirusâdatabaseâupdaterâfreshclam 
[ OK ]

I attached my boot.log2.txt and system-info.txt files.

I found, on my computer, when Ultimate Edition 4.5 is booting, there is a 20 second pause that may seem like a Grub boot failure. (No disk activity) But it continues booting after 20 seconds. From power on to Desktop loaded is about 2 minutes for my computer.
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