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    Install/boot problem

    Hi,

    I think I've arrived at some kind of twilight zone
    I have a HP proliant MD350 G4 server with Windows 2003 installed. I wanted to create a dual boot with ubuntu.
    The server has an ATI video card, which is not recognized by the live DVD. I managed to install ubuntu anyway (on a RAID1 drive), but now when I boot my server, I only get the message "Trying to boot from disc c:", and there it gets stuck.
    I guess this is a problem with GRUB, so I started the boot repair disc. But because the harddisc is RAID1, the standard boot repair doesn't continue and indicates that I should use the linux secure remix version which is supposed to be able to handle RAID1 discs with a more advanced version.
    When I start the linux secure remix DVD, it indicates that it doesn't recognize the video card, and that I should continue at low resolution. However, whatever I choose, I can't get past, the system gets stuck.

    So... How can I proceed? Would it be possible to install the advanced boot repair version after starting up with the standard boot repair DVD? I have the feeling I'm at a non-standard combination of circumstances: unrecognized video card and ubuntu installed on a raid1 disc.

    Any suggesions?

    Best, Bo

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    Re: Install/boot problem

    I do not know server nor AMD, but I have a couple of links.
    What version of Ubuntu?

    12.10 server may not have AMD drivers for old versions.
    This repository provides AMD Catalyst drivers for legacy graphics Radeon HD 2xxx - 4xxx for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx

    The Desktop versions of 12.10 do not have RAID Drivers by default. But in live mode you can add them.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetz.../UbuntuDesktop
    There are several options for installing using software RAID. You can:

    I thought Boot-Repair added the RAID drivers automatically?
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    Last edited by oldfred; March 19th, 2013 at 02:10 AM.
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    Re: Install/boot problem

    Apparently there are 2 versions of Boot-repair, the standard one and the one that comes with linux secure mix. The standard one doesn't support RAID1 (nor LVM, I had ubuntu installed with LVM at first and reinstalled after a warning of boot-repair)
    I'm still not sure what my problem is, it might be a problem with grub, or it might be that my raid is considered a fake raid (it's a hardware controller but it doesn't seem full fledged) and doesn't start up correctly.

    So following you comments:
    I've installed 12.10 desktop.
    If I want to run the live DVD, how and at what point could I install the video drivers before I get the low resolution warning?
    In what sense would it help me to install the RAID drivers using the live DVD? You mean regarding boot-repair?

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    Re: Install/boot problem

    I guess it depends on version of Boot-Repair.
    But you can install RAID or LVM anytime to a liveCD that does not have them.
    sudo apt-get install lvm2
    sudo apt-get install mdadm

    For Video, Ubuntu usually will offer in System Settings, Additional drivers, offer the correct driver. But with liveCD you cannot reboot and have it as everything you install to liveCD is gone. But with Video I think you log out out & log back in and then new driver should work.
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    Re: Install/boot problem

    Hi,

    as far as I can see now, I have 2 ways to go:
    1. start the live DVD and somehow install the video drivers before it fails to proceed; this way I can start up the enhanced boot repair and try to repair GRUB; any idea how I can do this?
    2. Start up the boot repair DVD (which has no problem with the video drivers), and somehow install the enhanced boot-repair. How Can I indicate I want the advanced boot-repair?

    Either way has it's own problem I don't know how to resolve.

    I tried to install the mdadm yesterday, but it doesn't recognize any RAID arrays

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    Re: Install/boot problem

    You can usually use nomodeset or other boot parameters to get into a low quality video and then install video driver. If just repairing grub low quality video may be all you need?

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/16207...have-to-fix-it
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    Re: Install/boot problem

    Hi,

    for the live DVD, when I choose the nomodeset option (F6 and then clic the predefined nomodeset option), it still tells me that I have low graphics, and asks me what I want to do: just this one time low graphics, etc. From there on I can't move on.
    What I do notice is that I get a "I/O space for GPIO uninitialized" error before the system warns me about the low graphics; I don't know if this has something to do with it.

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    Re: Install/boot problem

    There is this bug.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1035698
    But on the Arch site they say the error is not critical, so I do not know.

    But then you may need other kernal boot options. With quiet splash removed do you see any other error messages? It does go by quick and last entry is not usually the error.
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