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daturk
September 26th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Hi there!

Im having trouble doing a fresh install of ubuntu 9.04 on a fresh 500 gig HDD. I get the somewhat infamous error 17 upon Bootup.

Here is my fdisk list

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007b3fd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1867 14996646 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1868 60801 473387355 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1868 2178 2498076 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2179 60801 470889216 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x734d4f52

When I try to look at the /etc/menu.lst its empty.

My motherboard is an Asus K8N4-E DELUXE with an onboard silicone image raid controller, not sure if that could cause problems like it did with my XP install a while ago. I needed third party drivers so xp could detect my drives.

Any other info that I could provide?

Thanks for listening! err..reading...

oldos2er
September 26th, 2009, 06:03 PM
"When I try to look at the /etc/menu.lst its empty."

The correct location is /boot/grub/menu.lst

stlsaint
September 26th, 2009, 07:17 PM
+1 oldos2er...correct you are looking in the wrong location for menu.lst

run this in terminal:

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

then post results here.

daturk
September 26th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Cheers oldos2er. Still nothing there though. I browsed the grub folder and all there is is the device map file.

(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0) /dev/sda
(hd1) /dev/sdb


Am I installing grub to the wrong place? I chose hd0.

Cheers

rreese6
September 26th, 2009, 11:25 PM
you should have chosen the install on the MBR (Boot Record)
you could just do it again. or run grub-install on /dev/sda
(of course you need to boot off of the LiveCD)
Not sure if grub-install is on livecd or not.
if not just sudo apt-get install grub-install

daturk
September 27th, 2009, 01:23 AM
I have a feeling I dont have an MBR. I used KillDisk to wipe my drives and Im sure I only wiped the partitions and not the whole drive but Im probably wrong. Whoops... #-o:oops:

Thanks rreese6, I feel we're getting somewhere now.

rreese6
September 27th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Every body has an MBR....
Just to make it easy on you.
put in your LiveCD, reinstall
make the installer use the whole drive.
and install grub (Bootloader) to the MBR of hd0

when you are finished, come back, laugh, and have a cup of tea.

oh then mark the post as solved..

presence1960
September 27th, 2009, 02:46 AM
Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Boot the Ubuntu Live CD. Choose "try ubuntu without any changes", when the desktop loads come back here and use the link in my signature to download the Boot Info Script 0.32 to the desktop. Once on desktop open a terminal and run this command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

We can guess all day that it may be this or that. this script will show us exactly your setup & boot process.

letank
September 29th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Almost an hijack, but I have the same issue, after I did a "dd" to copy the original 40GB to a 160GB. I have both windoze XP pro and ubuntu 7.04, I know, I need to upgrade but missed the timeline, and still need M$ to run the gps.

I also had grub error 17, and had to restart twice to be able to boot the live cd which is a 8.04 which works as I installed 8.04 on my Dad's laptop.

I can see the XP partition, access it, write and copy files to it.

Running "sudo grub"
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1, or stage2 return "Error 15: file not found"

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3b6e3b6d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2823 22675716 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2824 3066 1951897+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 3067 4864 14442435 83 Linux
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

This is an exact copy of my 40GB

When I checked with Gparted sda2 and sda3 are listed as unknown

pict enclosed

So I ran your script:


============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #3 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /ubuntu/winboot/menu.lst /boot.ini /ntldr
/NTDETECT.COM /wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3b6e3b6d

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 45,351,494 45,351,432 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 45,351,495 49,255,289 3,903,795 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 49,255,290 78,140,159 28,884,870 83 Linux


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

/dev/sda1: UUID="880049F70049ECAE" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"

=============================== "mount" output: ===============================

proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
/dev/sda1 on /media/disk type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)


======================== sda1/ubuntu/winboot/menu.lst: ========================

debug off
hiddenmenu
default 0
timeout 0
fallback 1

title find /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
fallback 2
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /menu.lst
fallback 3
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /menu.lst
configfile /menu.lst

title find /boot/grub/menu.lst
fallback 4
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /grub/menu.lst
fallback 5
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /grub/menu.lst
configfile /grub/menu.lst

title commandline
commandline

title reboot
reboot

title halt
halt

================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]

timeout=15

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

c:\wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"


Thanks for the tips.

presence1960
September 29th, 2009, 10:18 PM
It looks like your sda2 & sda3 are unmountable. I would just do a clean install. You also had wubi installed at one time, or is it still installed? The reference to it is still in boot.ini.

letank
September 29th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Thanks presence1960, the other question is that I am not sure why I do not get the choice of OS, is this an issue with the MBR? Should I run the XP cd first?

Also on which partition is the MBR?

presence1960
September 29th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Thanks presence1960, the other question is that I am not sure why I do not get the choice of OS, is this an issue with the MBR? Should I run the XP cd first?

Also on which partition is the MBR?

MBR is not on a partition. It is on the very beginning of a hard disk.

I would restore XP to MBR first so you at least can boot into windows if need be, then reinstall Ubuntu. You will need the XP install disk. Boot from it and follow the instructions for XP here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708).

letank
September 30th, 2009, 12:24 AM
MBR is not on a partition. It is on the very beginning of a hard disk.

I would restore XP to MBR first so you at least can boot into windows if need be, then reinstall Ubuntu. You will need the XP install disk. Boot from it and follow the instructions for XP here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708).


Cool, this is a fun search and repair day.
I installed the original disk, to find all the needed infos. I was trying to avoid slapping XP disks around using this thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-874643.html

So now I now the all the root is in the 3rd partition(hd0,2) for Ubuntu and the first for XP, the second is the swap. This is in the 40GB disk, not the 160GB that is the subject of the topic here.

Thank you again for the link.

And I have no idea about "wubi" hummmm?

presence1960
September 30th, 2009, 03:32 AM
And I have no idea about "wubi" hummmm?

from your boot info script output:


================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]

timeout=15

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

c:\wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"



for that to be there (red) in boot.ini you must have installed Ubuntu with wubi, which is a way to try Ubuntu from inside windows.

here is a link for info on wubi: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

letank
September 30th, 2009, 04:18 PM
from your boot info script output:


================================ sda1/boot.ini: =============

[boot loader]

timeout=15

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

c:\wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"



for that to be there (red) in boot.ini you must have installed Ubuntu with wubi, which is a way to try Ubuntu from inside windows.

here is a link for info on wubi: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

Thanks, I am learning everyday, and I just use an installer disk, in fact it says : "NOTE: Hibernation is not supported when installing Ubuntu via Wubi" which I found out.

Time for a clean install.

daturk
October 4th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Sorry I havn't been replying but my pld agp card decided to call it quits and I had to find an el cheapo replacement.

Thanks presence1960 for the script, here are the results.





============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007b3fd

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 29,993,354 29,993,292 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29,993,355 976,768,064 946,774,710 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 29,993,418 34,989,569 4,996,152 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 34,989,633 976,768,064 941,778,432 83 Linux


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x734d4f52

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System



blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda1: UUID="e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda5: UUID="51902bf1-cade-4322-95ff-7c641906cb56" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="ac03accb-2c5a-43b6-98cc-df6dc3081505" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

=============================== "mount" output: ===============================

proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/sr0 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e8522d07-1402-4ac8-82af-71fb4d616cbb / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=ac03accb-2c5a-43b6-98cc-df6dc3081505 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=51902bf1-cade-4322-95ff-7c641906cb56 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


.5GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
.6GB: boot/grub/stage2
.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
.6GB: initrd.img
.5GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown MBR on /dev/sdb

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00000030 76 69 65 77 20 61 6e 64 20 63 6f 70 79 20 6e 6f |view and copy no|
00000040 6e 2d 64 65 6c 65 74 65 64 20 66 69 6c 65 73 20 |n-deleted files |
00000050 61 6e 64 20 00 64 69 72 65 63 74 6f 72 69 65 73 |and .directories|
00000060 20 66 72 6f 6d 20 4e 54 46 53 20 74 6f 20 46 41 | from NTFS to FA|
00000070 54 20 70 61 72 74 69 74 69 6f 6e 2e 00 00 00 28 |T partition....(|
00000080 62 29 20 52 45 44 49 53 54 52 49 42 55 54 49 4f |b) REDISTRIBUTIO|
00000090 4e 20 4f 46 20 46 52 45 45 20 43 4f 50 59 2e 20 |N OF FREE COPY. |
000000a0 20 49 66 20 79 6f 75 20 61 72 65 20 75 73 69 6e | If you are usin|
000000b0 67 20 00 46 52 45 45 20 53 4f 46 54 57 41 52 45 |g .FREE SOFTWARE|
000000c0 20 79 6f 75 20 6d 61 79 20 6d 61 6b 65 20 63 6f | you may make co|
000000d0 70 69 65 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 46 52 45 45 |pies of the FREE|
000000e0 20 53 4f 46 54 57 41 52 45 00 61 73 20 79 6f 75 | SOFTWARE.as you|
000000f0 20 77 69 73 68 3b 20 67 69 76 65 20 65 78 61 63 | wish; give exac|
00000100 74 20 63 6f 70 69 65 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 |t copies of the |
00000110 6f 72 69 67 69 6e 61 6c 20 46 52 45 45 00 53 4f |original FREE.SO|
00000120 46 54 57 41 52 45 20 74 6f 20 61 6e 79 6f 6e 65 |FTWARE to anyone|
00000130 3b 20 61 6e 64 20 64 69 73 74 72 69 62 75 74 65 |; and distribute|
00000140 20 74 68 65 20 46 52 45 45 20 53 4f 46 54 57 41 | the FREE SOFTWA|
00000150 52 45 20 00 69 6e 20 69 74 73 20 75 6e 6d 6f 64 |RE .in its unmod|
00000160 69 66 69 65 64 20 66 6f 72 6d 20 76 69 61 20 65 |ified form via e|
00000170 6c 65 63 74 72 6f 6e 69 63 20 6d 65 61 6e 73 20 |lectronic means |
00000180 28 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74 2c 20 00 42 42 53 27 |(Internet, .BBS'|
00000190 73 2c 20 53 68 61 72 65 77 61 72 65 20 64 69 73 |s, Shareware dis|
000001a0 74 72 69 62 75 74 69 6f 6e 20 6c 69 62 72 61 72 |tribution librar|
000001b0 69 65 73 2c 20 43 44 2d 52 4f 4d 73 2c 20 00 00 |ies, CD-ROMs, ..|
000001c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200

Cheers

presence1960
October 5th, 2009, 12:19 AM
everything looks good from the script. I would reboot & go into BIOS and make sure sda is set to boot first in the hard disk boot order. if you have sdb booting first you will get a GRUB error. Try that & report back please.

daturk
October 5th, 2009, 01:02 AM
the bios seems set up right. So i tried unplugging the second drive altogether and got a disk boot error... And then I remembered I had a stripped raid array set up from my old XP installation before i KilledDisked my drives. Would that effect the instalation? Should I try a fresh install with just the one drive? It wont hurt to delete that raid set either.

Cheers for the help, now I know its not a ubuntu error I can look elsewhere. These forums rock.:guitar:

presence1960
October 5th, 2009, 01:10 AM
the bios seems set up right. So i tried unplugging the second drive altogether and got a disk boot error... And then I remembered I had a stripped raid array set up from my old XP installation before i KilledDisked my drives. Would that effect the instalation? Should I try a fresh install with just the one drive? It wont hurt to delete that raid set either.

Cheers for the help, now I know its not a ubuntu error I can look elsewhere. These forums rock.:guitar:
That would be the problem. if you want to use a RAID setup for Ubuntu use the alternate text based installer. it has support for RAID unlike the Live CD. Get it here (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate).

or just get rid of the RAID. Either way will work.

daturk
October 5th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Ok, It's all good now!

How do I mark this as solved?

Thanks again for everyones help!:P

presence1960
October 5th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Ok, It's all good now!

How do I mark this as solved?

Thanks again for everyones help!:P

Under Thread Tools top right of page choose "Mark as "Solved".