grub menu does not display after upgrade to 11.04

Bug #782419 reported by Joe on 2011-05-13
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

I originally upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10. After this upgrade, when I restarted, the grub menu did not display. It turned out that the geuyb menu was active, and I was able to use the up-down arrows to "select" an OS to boot into. I later performed a fresh install of 11.04 on a different partition. Again, the grub menu did not display upon restart. In the file /etc/defauylt/grub, I uncommented the line GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480, executed "update-grub", rebooted, and the grub menu did display this time. This solution appeared to work for others as reported over the internet. I originally thought that the grub menu not displaying was the result of incorrect Nvidia graphic drivers (bug report 775870), but I no longer believe this is the case.
1. lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
2. apt-cache policy grub-pc
grub-pc:
  Installed: 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
3. When I either upgrade or do a fresh install of Ubuntuy 11.04, I expect that the grub menu will display after reboot because I have more than one OS on my PC.
4. When I either upgrade or do a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04, the grub menu did not display after restart.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: grub2 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-9.43-generic 2.6.38.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-9-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri May 13 16:35:50 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-09 (4 days ago)

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for grub2 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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