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greg_ntu
May 14th, 2010, 12:58 AM
I've just install Ubuntu 10.04 on to an old Dell Pentium III, which has a primary and slave hard disk, the slave is partitioned into 2 drives, and the primary has Windows XP installed.

I went through the installation process and selected all the standard options, i selected the option to install Ubuntu and keep Windows XP, and the installation was completed successfully. At the end i was prompted to re-start, but when i did so the following error came up:

error: no such device: e82b0b69-8810-4f16-9580-8ee96bd46aa6
grub rescue>

I rebooted with the Ubuntu CD in and started up Linux off the CD. I've discovered that the installation put Ubuntu in

/media/e82b0b69-8810-4f16-9580-8ee96bd46aa6/

so i could only assume that grub either cant find the system files or grub isn't installed correctly. I went into the terminal and installed grub, then re-booted but still had the same problem. I can't access Windows or Ubuntu.

How can i fix this? Is the installation incorrect or is it Grub?

Thanks.

-humanaut-
May 14th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Where is grub installed? the MBR or / and what drive?

greg_ntu
May 14th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Ubuntu is installed on the slave hard drive and grub seems to be at

/media/e82b0b69-8810-4f16-9580-8ee96bd46aa6/boot/grub

softis
July 24th, 2010, 12:24 PM
I've just install Ubuntu 10.04 on to an old Dell Pentium III, which has a primary and slave hard disk, the slave is partitioned into 2 drives, and the primary has Windows XP installed.

I went through the installation process and selected all the standard options, i selected the option to install Ubuntu and keep Windows XP, and the installation was completed successfully. At the end i was prompted to re-start, but when i did so the following error came up:

error: no such device: e82b0b69-8810-4f16-9580-8ee96bd46aa6
grub rescue>

I rebooted with the Ubuntu CD in and started up Linux off the CD. I've discovered that the installation put Ubuntu in

/media/e82b0b69-8810-4f16-9580-8ee96bd46aa6/

so i could only assume that grub either cant find the system files or grub isn't installed correctly. I went into the terminal and installed grub, then re-booted but still had the same problem. I can't access Windows or Ubuntu.

How can i fix this? Is the installation incorrect or is it Grub?

Thanks.

Hi i did run updates.. now after rebot i get same as above error: no such device: *************************
grub rescue> how can i s slove this one? regards

ks07
July 24th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Seems you haven't had a response in a while :p.

Anyway, could you boot from the live CD and run the Boot Info Script by following the instructions at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280 and then copy and paste the contents of the results.txt file here. Remember to wrap the pasted text in code tags. Use [*code][*/code] without the '*'s. Thanks.

softis
July 24th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Seems you haven't had a response in a while :p.

Anyway, could you boot from the live CD and run the Boot Info Script by following the instructions at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280 and then copy and paste the contents of the results.txt file here. Remember to wrap the pasted text in code tags. Use [*code][*/code] without the '*'s. Thanks.


i don't use cd.. i use wubi.exe 32/64

linux18
July 24th, 2010, 03:25 PM
" sudo grub-install /dev/sdb && sudo update-grub "

ks07
July 24th, 2010, 03:25 PM
i don't use cd.. i use wubi.exe 32/64
Ah, that's a problem. I've never used Wubi, so I can't really help you. :( Hope you find someone who can help you, sorry!

EDIT: I did find this (http://calamari.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/fixing-a-broken-wubi-grub-after-ubuntu-updates/) after a quick search, it may help you.

softis
July 24th, 2010, 08:39 PM
" sudo grub-install /dev/sdb && sudo update-grub "


i cant do that, cos i can not logon on ubuntu or windows:(

bcbc
July 24th, 2010, 11:27 PM
i cant do that, cos i can not logon on ubuntu or windows:(

it wouldn't work anyway - with wubi you need the windows bootloader in the MBR, not grub.

Do you still see the windows boot manager with the choice of Windows or Ubuntu or does it drop you straight into a grub> prompt?
Or is it that when you select Windows, it no longer boots? This information is important because if you go straight to the grub prompt you need to install the windows bootloader back to your drive MBR.

Let's try booting ubuntu from the grub prompt in the meantime.
Enter
search.file /ubuntu/disks/root.disk in the grub prompt. Note the reponse:
(hd0,1) = /dev/sda1
(hd0,2) = /dev/sda2
etc.
(hd1,1) = /dev/sdb1

Then boot manually entering the following commands (substituting (hd0,1) and /dev/sda1 for what you found above):

insmod ntfs
set root=(hd0,1)
loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
set root=(loop0)
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img
boot

Then run the bootinfoscript (http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/) and post the results back.

softis
July 24th, 2010, 11:44 PM
it wouldn't work anyway - with wubi you need the windows bootloader in the MBR, not grub.

Do you still see the windows boot manager with the choice of Windows or Ubuntu or does it drop you straight into a grub> prompt?
Or is it that when you select Windows, it no longer boots? This information is important because if you go straight to the grub prompt you need to install the windows bootloader back to your drive MBR.

Let's try booting ubuntu from the grub prompt in the meantime.
Enter
search.file /ubuntu/disks/root.disk in the grub prompt. Note the reponse:
(hd0,1) = /dev/sda1
(hd0,2) = /dev/sda2
etc.
(hd1,1) = /dev/sdb1

Then boot manually entering the following commands (substituting (hd0,1) and /dev/sda1 for what you found above):

insmod ntfs
set root=(hd0,1)
loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
set root=(loop0)
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img
bootThen run the bootinfoscript (http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/) and post the results back.


Do you still see the windows boot manager with the choice of Windows or Ubuntu or does it drop you straight into a grub> prompt that one.. can't do anything, i'm stuck here :( i only see the black screen at the begining when you start the comp. here is a screen, sorry for the bad pic.. bad cam LOL http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6831/bild376x.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6831/bild376x.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/bild376x.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us) thats the only
i see after start up comp

bcbc
July 25th, 2010, 12:22 AM
Do you still see the windows boot manager with the choice of Windows or Ubuntu or does it drop you straight into a grub> prompt that one.. can't do anything, i'm stuck here :( i only see the black screen at the begining when you start the comp. here is a screen, sorry for the bad pic.. bad cam LOL http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6831/bild376x.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6831/bild376x.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/bild376x.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us) thats the onky i see after start up comp

What does it return when you type
search.file /ubuntu/disks/root.disk

After you get ubuntu booted you'll need to reinstall the windows bootloader. But let's first focus on booting ubuntu and getting the bootinfoscript results.

softis
July 25th, 2010, 12:50 AM
What does it return when you type
search.file /ubuntu/disks/root.diskAfter you get ubuntu booted you'll need to reinstall the windows bootloader. But let's first focus on booting ubuntu and getting the bootinfoscript results.

i can't type / when i try it will be & :s when i use shift and number 6

bcbc
July 25th, 2010, 01:15 AM
i can't type / when i try it will be & :s when i use shift and number 6

If you can't boot ubuntu, you can use your windows repair disk to fix windows.

bcbc
July 25th, 2010, 05:41 AM
i can't type / when i try it will be & :s when i use shift and number 6
grub uses the US keyboard layout. the / key is to the left of the right shift (and it doesn't need the shift)

softis
July 26th, 2010, 06:27 AM
grub uses the US keyboard layout. the / key is to the left of the right shift (and it doesn't need the shift)


thx m8.. i did use windows disk.. so now is all fixed :)