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Author Topic: [EN] no Grub screen with the latest (kde) iso image on Lenovo E125  (Read 734 times)

Offline gour

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Hello!

I was able to resolve the problem of installing siduction on my Lenovo E125 netbook by using ventoy...However, after re-installing KDE spin, I do experience the same issue, but this time with the *installed* OS? Iow., the machine boots fine using default Grub entry, but I am not able to see siduction's splash image along with grub entries. Any idea how to troubleshoot it further?

Offline ro_sid

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Hello!

I have a difficulty in understanding your (exact) problem: does everything work in principle, but you just do not get the Siduction background? In grub? Or with sddm? Or does just "splash" (the animation) not work?

Offline gour

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I have a difficulty in understanding your (exact) problem: does everything work in principle, but you just do not get the Siduction background? In grub?

Yes, similar to the situation with live iso when I was not able to see Grub menu... Now it is the same situation - I do not see Grub background and menu entries (different siduction versions, memtest+ entry, snapshots...), but the machine boots into sddm screen since I do not use automatic login.

So, everything does work, but I'd have hard time in case there would be need to e.g. boot into some snapshot.  ???

Offline ro_sid

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Okay. But the screen does get initialized? A e.g. Lenovo Logo is displayed, before Grub starts "blind"? If so, and if grub worked fine until the last change, then I presume, that your (/boot/grub/)grub.cfg file makes trouble. [As soon as it works again, I would save a copy of that file somewhere :).]
I did append my version of grub.cfg - renamed as grub.cfg.txt to be able to attach it. There, I just cut the "30_os-prober"-section down to the MS-Windows-entry. Of course, all the entries concerning "disk-values" (like label, UUIDs, partitions etc.) have to be adjusted.

I suspect the "else"-branch of the "load_video" function, which is responsible for UEFI-display-handling to be the culprit part.

You can also start any (working/displaying) grub - e.g. from ventoy or whatever -, then press 'c' for command mode and then run "your" grub-configuration with 'configfile "diskpartition"/path/to/configfile/grub.cfg'.