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  1. #1
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    Boot problems

    Hello all,

    I had some problems booting up Unbuntu 12.04 today,

    I placed the installation disk in and loaded up the boot repair,

    Unfortunately now when I try to boot up it says there is no operating installed,

    Any ideas ?

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    Re: Boot problems

    Maybe I am overusing this solution, but if it were happening to me,

    I would boot from the LiveCD, chmod -R 777 all of my files, back them up to somewhere else, then install Ubuntu afresh.

    After that, do not mess with other operating systems than Ubuntu unless being ready to fiddle up from the GRUB level.

    Sounds like a good-enough solution? (Even though it is not meant to be the fastest one.)

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    Re: Boot problems

    Things are probably not all that bad. It is likely that your OS is still intact and you just have a corrupted bootloader or somehow nuked GRUB. However, your description of your problem does not give us anything to go on:

    1. What was the initial problem that caused you to resort to boot repair? Using boot repair is serious stuff and must be done with knowledge and with care. It is all too easy to hose your bootloader if you don't know what you are doing.
    2. What steps did you take in boot repair?
    3. If you boot up with the live CD, can you see your HD? If so, can you see your file systems?

    To get meaningful help, you must provide detailed and complete descriptions. It is not possible to provide help just knowing that something doesn't work.

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    Re: Boot problems

    Welcome to the forums toner77 !

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckHook View Post
    Using boot repair is serious stuff and must be done with knowledge and with care. It is all too easy to hose your bootloader if you don't know what you are doing.
    Actually, using Boot-Repair (in its simple mode) is quite easy and is recommended as a "First-Aid" before trying anything serious. It 'may' go wrong only if you blindly try the 'Advance' options without any knowledge of what you are doing.

    @toner77,
    Please use the "Create BootInfo Summary" button in Boot-Repair and post back the pastebin link it creates for you.
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    Re: Boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    @toner77,
    Please use the "Create BootInfo Summary" button in Boot-Repair and post back the pastebin link it creates for you.
    +1

    it would be helpful as we can see what really is going on.

    Thanks

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    Re: Boot problems

    Thanks for the replies,

    when I originally booted up I had a couple of options can't remember the exact wording but there was four or five options, memtest was included (did that passed),

    So my next step was to load up the CD and run "try ubuntu" and then i installed "boot repair" a ran the fix common errors, it saved a file under filesystem/root/bootinfo but when I reloaded the Cd it wont let me access the file system, any suggestions would be welcome,

    the operating system seems to be there but obviously I have corrupted the boot somehow,

    Do I need to reload the bootrepair and when its finished post ?

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    Re: Boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by toner77 View Post

    Do I need to reload the bootrepair and when its finished post ?
    Yes
    and give here the link.



    Thanks
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