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fabs001
October 11th, 2010, 03:28 AM
hi every one, Iím trying to install the 10.10 but i made a few mistakes sooooo.... now i have installed the 10.10 but i donít have any more a load menu at beginning it goes straight to Ubuntu the partition were w7 was still there, but maybe i killed the loader... I'm trying to reinstall the 10.10 but Iím not sure what is going wrong now i receive an error saying to specify the root file or something. is there any way of installing without wiping w7 away need it for my iphone and some other software. i cant access it now, i can see the files all right but not loading it.

presence1960
October 11th, 2010, 03:35 AM
hi every one, Iím trying to install the 10.10 but i made a few mistakes sooooo.... now i have installed the 10.10 but i donít have any more a load menu at beginning it goes straight to Ubuntu the partition were w7 was still there, but maybe i killed the loader... I'm trying to reinstall the 10.10 but Iím not sure what is going wrong now i receive an error saying to specify the root file or something. is there any way of installing without wiping w7 away need it for my iphone and some other software. i cant access it now, i can see the files all right but not loading it.

Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Boot the Ubuntu Live CD/USB. Choose "try ubuntu without any changes", when the desktop loads come back here and do the following:

1. Download the boot info script. There is a link in my signature.
2. Once downloaded move the boot info script to the desktop.
3. Open a terminal and run the 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.

See here (http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/) for more info on the boot info script.

fabs001
October 11th, 2010, 03:50 AM
sorry if it took soo long all my keys are mixed up.

Herer it goes

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

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

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #5 for (,msdos5)/boot/grub.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

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

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 255,412,222 625,141,759 369,729,538 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 255,412,224 625,141,759 369,729,536 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 411,648 255,410,746 254,999,099 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 2,048 409,599 407,552 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 3680 MB, 3680501760 bytes
2 heads, 63 sectors/track, 57051 cylinders, total 7188480 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 64 7,188,479 7,188,416 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda2 C41629D81629CC6C ntfs
/dev/sda3 d7e88aef-a3a3-4f3f-8d35-4dfac4baeb53 swap
/dev/sda5 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3 ext4
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb1 0057-F438 vfat PENDRIVE
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

aufs / aufs (rw)
/dev/sdb1 /cdrom vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 79a4958f-faf2-4244-a6f5-8b4e0a538de3
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s 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 nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda5 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=d7e88aef-a3a3-4f3f-8d35-4dfac4baeb53 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


229.7GB: boot/grub/core.img
158.8GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
133.0GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
229.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae
133.0GB: initrd.img
229.6GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on sdb1

00000000 eb 58 90 53 59 53 4c 49 4e 55 58 00 02 08 20 00 |.X.SYSLINUX... .|
00000010 02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 3f 00 ff 00 40 00 00 00 |........?...@...|
00000020 c0 af 6d 00 5f 1b 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 |..m._...........|
00000030 01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000040 00 00 29 38 f4 57 00 4e 4f 20 4e 41 4d 45 20 20 |..)8.W.NO NAME |
00000050 20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20 20 20 fa fc 31 c9 8e d1 | FAT32 ..1...|
00000060 bc 76 7b 52 06 57 8e c1 b1 26 bf 78 7b f3 a5 8e |.v{R.W...&.x{...|
00000070 d9 bb 78 00 0f b4 37 0f a0 56 20 d2 78 1b 31 c0 |..x...7..V .x.1.|
00000080 b1 06 89 3f 89 47 02 f3 64 a5 8a 0e 18 7c 88 4d |...?.G..d....|.M|
00000090 bc 50 50 50 50 cd 13 eb 4b f6 45 b4 7f 75 25 38 |.PPPP...K.E..u%8|
000000a0 4d b8 74 20 66 3d 21 47 50 54 75 10 80 7d b8 ed |M.t f=!GPTu..}..|
000000b0 75 0a 66 ff 75 ec 66 ff 75 e8 eb 0f 51 51 66 ff |u.f.u.f.u...QQf.|
000000c0 75 bc eb 07 51 51 66 ff 36 1c 7c b4 08 cd 13 72 |u...QQf.6.|....r|
000000d0 13 20 e4 75 0f c1 ea 08 42 89 16 1a 7c 83 e1 3f |. .u....B...|..?|
000000e0 89 0e 18 7c fb bb aa 55 b4 41 8a 16 74 7b cd 13 |...|...U.A..t{..|
000000f0 72 10 81 fb 55 aa 75 0a f6 c1 01 74 05 c6 06 32 |r...U.u....t...2|
00000100 7d 00 66 b8 ce f4 15 00 66 ba 00 00 00 00 bb 00 |}.f.....f.......|
00000110 7e e8 10 00 66 81 3e 24 7e 34 be f5 72 75 76 ea |~...f.>$~4..ruv.|
00000120 38 7e 00 00 66 03 06 64 7b 66 13 16 68 7b b9 10 |8~..f..d{f..h{..|
00000130 00 eb 2b 66 52 66 50 06 53 6a 01 6a 10 89 e6 66 |..+fRfP.Sj.j...f|
00000140 60 b4 42 e8 7f 00 66 61 8d 64 10 72 01 c3 66 60 |`.B...fa.d.r..f`|
00000150 31 c0 e8 70 00 66 61 e2 da c6 06 32 7d 2b 66 60 |1..p.fa....2}+f`|
00000160 66 0f b7 36 18 7c 66 0f b7 3e 1a 7c 66 f7 f6 31 |f..6.|f..>.|f..1|
00000170 c9 87 ca 66 f7 f7 66 3d ff 03 00 00 77 17 c0 e4 |...f..f=....w...|
00000180 06 41 08 e1 88 c5 88 d6 b8 01 02 e8 37 00 66 61 |.A..........7.fa|
00000190 72 01 c3 e2 c9 31 f6 8e d6 bc 6c 7b 8e de 66 8f |r....1....l{..f.|
000001a0 06 78 00 be cc 7d e8 09 00 31 c0 cd 16 cd 19 f4 |.x...}...1......|
000001b0 eb fd 66 60 ac 20 c0 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 |..f`. .t........|
000001c0 eb f2 66 61 c3 8a 16 74 7b cd 13 c3 42 6f 6f 74 |..fa...t{...Boot|
000001d0 20 65 72 72 6f 72 0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 | error..........|
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00000200

presence1960
October 11th, 2010, 04:00 AM
sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

You are missing boot files for win7. Note the red above and compare to mine below:


sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

You are going to need your windows 7 install DVD. boot from the DVD and at the window where it asks you to install or repair click repair. You want to fix problems keeping windows from booting. I can't remember the exact verbiage that is what you want to do.

After the repair is complete reboot and make sure windows boots properly. if it does you must reinstall GRUB by doing this:
Boot the ubuntu Live CD and go to the desktop. Open a terminal and run
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mntThis will mount your ubuntu root partition.

next in terminal run
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

When complete reboot without Live Cd. You should have choice of Ubuntu or windows in GRUB menu. if no windows boot to Ubuntu, open a terminal and run
sudo update-grub

fabs001
October 11th, 2010, 04:11 AM
thank you very much, hope i have the cd now for w7 this is a laptop and not sure if ill have it will take a look at.
once i repair w7 and I'm installing the 10.10 again, the installer will ask me to install along side? that is why i did it manually and made a miss. i had the 10.04 and everything was fine, then i upgraded online and didn't work fine it was very slow in all apps. will try but I'm pretty sure ill have some more probs. thanx

presence1960
October 11th, 2010, 04:13 AM
thank you very much, hope i have the cd now for w7 this is a laptop and not sure if ill have it will take a look at.
once i repair w7 and I'm installing the 10.10 again, the installer will ask me to install along side? that is why i did it manually and made a miss. i had the 10.04 and everything was fine, then i upgraded online and didn't work fine it was very slow in all apps. will try but I'm pretty sure ill have some more probs. thanx

if you don't have the disk see this: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

this will accomplish what you need to do. Download the iso and burn it as an image to CD/DVD and boot from it.

presence1960
October 11th, 2010, 04:18 AM
thank you very much, hope i have the cd now for w7 this is a laptop and not sure if ill have it will take a look at.
once i repair w7 and I'm installing the 10.10 again, the installer will ask me to install along side? that is why i did it manually and made a miss. i had the 10.04 and everything was fine, then i upgraded online and didn't work fine it was very slow in all apps. will try but I'm pretty sure ill have some more probs. thanx

You don't have to reinstall 10.10 again. read my instructions more carefully. Once you repair windows your 10.10 will still be on your disk. It is just that windows will have overwritten GRUB on the MBR with the windows bootloader. All you need to do after fixing windows is reinstall GRUB using the Live CD - NOT REINSTALL UBUNTU !!!!

fabs001
October 11th, 2010, 04:23 AM
Thank you again, i feel like the Neanderthal Man!!! thanx again

presence1960
October 11th, 2010, 04:24 AM
Thank you again, i feel like the Neanderthal Man!!! thanx again

No problem, don't sweat it. We all had to start at the beginning. If you persist learning will come.

fabs001
October 11th, 2010, 07:03 PM
hi Presence, I tried to solve but no luck, luckly i had a copy of the 10.04 netbook edition and installed it again, have no problems with this version. Everithing works, all drivers (besides the printer but i didn't really look for a solution) ethernet, wireless, mobile boradband all working. With 10.10 the driver for the broadcom wireless was giving me probs same as the ati drivers. I loved 10.10 very easy to use and better grafic but it would freeze and the only solution is to install again. now i only have access to ubuntu as windows is still missing the loader. tried with the repair cd for windows but nothing happen. would love to install the 10.10 but i think will wait for the lts now. But if u have any suggestion in how should i do the partionion again and repair the windowa loader i would verey much apreciate. thx