Booting safe mode glitches GRUB out

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  1. DismissedGuy
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    Hi y'all,

    Last night I wanted to boot Windows into safe mode. I currently have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, with Win7 as most-used OS. So I chose my GRUB entry and repeatedly pressed F8 as soon as I pressed enter. What previously worked before, does now result in the standard GRUB "loading-screen," the purple screen with a white line around it, and my fan stopped spinning, indicating my laptop isn't doing anything at all. To fix it, I had to stop pressing F8 and press enter twice. I could hear my fan blowing again, and Windows started loading the bootloader. When I pressed F8 just when it started loading, it resulted in a screen, seen below:
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    As the typical, purple color suggests, I think this is a GRUB screen. I don't want to find another way to access safe mode, just how to access it through the normal way of booting it. This doesn't happen with normal booting. I am able to boot into Ubuntu to change GRUB settings.
     
  2. Joom

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    Do you have a specific resolution set in your GRUB configuration? You may need to boot it in plain VESA mode.
     
  3. DismissedGuy
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    Not that I know of. However, I do have GRUB customizer installed. I'll check my settings when I am home.
     
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    Ok, so you won't believe this, but you'll have to.
    When I came home last night, I immediately tried to start Ubuntu and take a look. (using GRUB ofc) For some reason, it boots into busybox, with an initramfs command line. I think that means that there was a failure when mounting the partition, but I'm not sure. Anyway, when executing any command, there's a kernel panic following with an immediate reboot. At this point, my system is practically useless, unless Win7. I already tried booting a Live CD, but for some reason, even that fails. Unfortunately there is no known way for me of editing GRUB using Windows. I literally can't do anything at this point, except entering my primary OS.
    Do you know some way of entering Ubuntu without the normal method or a Live CD?
     
  5. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    I don't have a solution, but GRUB customizer is most likely the cause (it's a piece of shit that ends up making a mess of GRUB's settings.)
     
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    You'll have to use a Live CD/USB to fix it. There's no way around that.
     
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    As I can't boot a Live CD, I'll probably copy my files to my Windows partition with some tools, and then delete my Linux partitions. I'll look further when Windows boots normally again...
     
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    Why can't you boot the Live CD? Is there not an option to do so from your computers BIOS menu?