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    hd0 out of disk

    Hi,

    I'm having troubles booting ubuntu 12.04.1 via GRUB2. Quite frequently (more often than not) I'm getting the following message right after I start up the computer:

    error: hd0 out of disk.
    grub rescue>

    Sometimes it's able to load the GRUB bootloader and boot Ubuntu - but rather rarely. I researched the issue and already tried out some things:
    1) Reinstalled Grub manually
    2) Tried to fix it using Boot-Repair
    3) Executing this in grub rescue:
    grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub
    grub rescue> insmod normal
    grub rescue> normal
    --> returns "out of disk"

    But no luck yet - the problem stays the same.

    Here's the log file from Boot-Repair (check out the last message at the end of the log file) - here's a link to the log file for format reasons: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5750805/:
    Code:
    Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info      [Boot-Info 3June2013]
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of     the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks     for (,msdos1)/boot/grub on this drive.sda1: __________________________________________________________________________    File system:       ext4    Boot sector type:  -    Boot sector info:     Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS     Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.imgsda2: __________________________________________________________________________    File system:       Extended Partition    Boot sector type:  -    Boot sector info: sda5: __________________________________________________________________________    File system:       swap    Boot sector type:  -    Boot sector info: ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectorsUnits = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytesSector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytesPartition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System/dev/sda1    *          2,048   226,297,855   226,295,808  83 Linux/dev/sda2         226,299,902   234,440,703     8,140,802   5 Extended/dev/sda5         226,299,904   234,440,703     8,140,800  82 Linux swap / Solaris"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL/dev/sda1        dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5   ext4       /dev/sda5        d83de15a-0253-4db7-85cf-ad3490c8b899   swap       ================================ Mount points: =================================Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options/dev/sda1        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)=========================== sda1/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 $prefix/grubenv ]; thenset have_grubenv=trueload_envfiset default="0"if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; thenset saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"  save_env saved_entry  set prev_saved_entry=  save_env prev_saved_entry  set boot_once=truefifunction savedefault {  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; thensaved_entry="${chosen}"    save_env saved_entry  fi}function recordfail {  set recordfail=1  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi}function load_video {  insmod vbe  insmod vga  insmod video_bochs  insmod video_cirrus}insmod part_msdosinsmod ext2set root='(hd0,msdos1)'search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; thenset gfxmode=auto  load_video  insmod gfxterm  insmod part_msdos  insmod ext2  set root='(hd0,msdos1)'  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5  set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale  set lang=de_AT  insmod gettextfiterminal_output gfxterm#if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then#  set timeout=10#else  set timeout=10#fi### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###set menu_color_normal=white/blackset menu_color_highlight=black/light-grayif background_color 44,0,30; thenclearfi### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###function gfxmode {    set gfxpayload="${1}"    if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; thenset vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7    elseset vt_handoff=    fi}if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; thenset linux_gfx_mode=keep      elseset linux_gfx_mode=text      fi    elseset linux_gfx_mode=text    fi  elseset linux_gfx_mode=keep  fielseset linux_gfx_mode=textfiexport linux_gfx_modeif [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fimenuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {    recordfail    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode    insmod gzio    insmod part_msdos    insmod ext2    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae root=UUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 ro   text    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae}menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {    recordfail    insmod gzio    insmod part_msdos    insmod ext2    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae ...'    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae root=UUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 ro recovery nomodeset     echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae}submenu "Previous Linux versions" {menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {    recordfail    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode    insmod gzio    insmod part_msdos    insmod ext2    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae root=UUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 ro   text    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-pae}menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {    recordfail    insmod gzio    insmod part_msdos    insmod ext2    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae ...'    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae root=UUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 ro recovery nomodeset     echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-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,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin}menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {    insmod part_msdos    insmod ext2    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8}### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###### 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 ]; thensource $prefix/custom.cfg;fi### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###--------------------------------------------------------------------------------=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ================================--------------------------------------------------------------------------------# /etc/fstab: static file system information.## Use 'blkid' 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# / was on /dev/sda1 during installationUUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installationUUID=d83de15a-0253-4db7-85cf-ad3490c8b899 none            swap    sw              0       0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)  44.145736694 = 47.401123840   boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1  74.169601440 = 79.639003136   boot/grub/core.img                             1   0.545734406 = 0.585977856    boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae              2   1.052520752 = 1.130135552    boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae              1   0.545734406 = 0.585977856    vmlinuz                                        2   1.764156342 = 1.894248448    boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-pae           1   1.506343842 = 1.617424384    boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae           2   1.764156342 = 1.894248448    initrd.img                                     1   1.764156342 = 1.894248448    initrd.img.old                                 1ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :=================== log of boot-repair 2013-06-10__09h19 ===================boot-repair version : 3.199~ppa4~preciseboot-sav version : 3.199~ppa4~preciseglade2script version : 3.2.2~ppa45~preciseboot-sav-extra version : 3.199~ppa4~preciseboot-repair is executed in installed-session (Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, precise, Ubuntu, i686)CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bitBOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae root=UUID=dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5 ro text=================== os-prober:/dev/sda1:Das aktuell benutzte Betriebssystem - Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS CurrentSession:linux=================== blkid:/dev/sda1: UUID="dc91e228-d60e-49ea-9d90-b7eff89168e5" TYPE="ext4"/dev/sda5: UUID="d83de15a-0253-4db7-85cf-ad3490c8b899" TYPE="swap"1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 0 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.Warnung: erweiterte Partition beginnt nicht an einer ZylindergrenzeDOS und Linux werden den Inhalt unterschiedlich interpretieren.=================== /etc/default/grub :# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'GRUB_DEFAULT=0#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=falseGRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT=4GRUB_TIMEOUT=2GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)#GRUB_TERMINAL=console# The resolution used on graphical terminal# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"=================== /etc/grub.d/ :drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 Aug 18  2012 grub.dinsgesamt 56-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6730 Mär  6 19:28 00_header-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5522 Mai 17  2012 05_debian_theme-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7407 Mai 17  2012 10_linux-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6335 Mai 17  2012 20_linux_xen-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1588 Nov 27  2011 20_memtest86+-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7603 Mai 17  2012 30_os-prober-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  214 Mai 17  2012 40_custom-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   95 Mai 17  2012 41_custom-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  483 Mai 17  2012 README=================== UEFI/Legacy mode:This installed-session is not EFI-compatible.SecureBoot disabled.=================== PARTITIONS & DISKS:sda1    : sda,    not-sepboot,    grubenv-ok    grub2,    grub-pc ,    update-grub,    32,    with-boot,    is-os,    not--efi--part,    fstab-without-boot,    fstab-without-efi,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot,    apt-get,    grub-install,    with--usr,    fstab-without-usr,    not-sep-usr,    standard,    farbios,    .sda    : not-GPT,    BIOSboot-not-needed,    has-no-EFIpart,     not-usb,    has-os,    2048 sectors * 512 bytes=================== parted -l:Model: ATA INTEL SSDSC2CW12 (scsi)Disk /dev/sda: 120GBSector size (logical/physical): 512B/512BPartition Table: msdosNumber  Start   End    Size    Type      File system     Flags1      1049kB  116GB  116GB   primary   ext4            boot2      116GB   120GB  4168MB  extended5      116GB   120GB  4168MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)=================== parted -lm:BYT;/dev/sda:120GB:scsi:512:512:msdos:ATA INTEL SSDSC2CW12;1:1049kB:116GB:116GB:ext4::boot;2:116GB:120GB:4168MB:::;5:116GB:120GB:4168MB:linux-swap(v1)::;=================== mount:/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/roos/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=roos)=================== ls:/sys/block/sda (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda5 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent/dev (filtered):  agpgart autofs blackmagic blackmagic0 block bsg btrfs-control bus char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse hidraw0 hidraw1 hidraw2 hidraw3 hidraw4 hidraw5 hidraw6 hpet input kmsg libmtp-2-1.1 log mapper mcelog mei mem net network_latency network_throughput null oldmem port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sda5 serial sg0 shm snapshot snd stderr stdin stdout uinput urandom usb usbmon0 usbmon1 usbmon2 usbmon3 usbmon4 vga_arbiter watchdog zerols /dev/mapper:  control=================== df -Th:Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on/dev/sda1      ext4      107G   31G   71G  31% /udev           devtmpfs  3.9G   12K  3.9G   1% /devtmpfs          tmpfs     1.6G  892K  1.6G   1% /runnone           tmpfs     5.0M   12K  5.0M   1% /run/locknone           tmpfs     3.9G  124K  3.9G   1% /run/shm=================== fdisk -l:Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectorsUnits = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytesSector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytesI/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytesDisk identifier: 0x0002d292Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System/dev/sda1   *        2048   226297855   113147904   83  Linux/dev/sda2       226299902   234440703     4070401    5  Extended/dev/sda5       226299904   234440703     4070400   82  Linux swap / Solaris=================== Recommended repairRecommended-RepairThis setting will reinstall the grub2 of sda1 into the MBR of sda.Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10sUnhide GRUB boot menu in sda1/etc/default/grubgrub-install (GRUB) 1.99-21ubuntu3.1,grub-install (GRUB) 1.Reinstall the GRUB of sda1 into the MBR of sdagrub-install /dev/sda: Installation finished. No error reported.exit code of grub-install /dev/sda:0update-grubGenerating grub.cfg ...Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-paeFound initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-paeFound linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-paeFound initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-paeFound memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.binUnhide GRUB boot menu in sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfgBootsektor wurde erfolgreich repariert.Sie können Ihren Rechner nun neu starten. Die Startdateien für [Das aktuell benutzte Betriebssystem - Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS] liegen weit hinten auf der Festplatte. Ihr BIOS könnte sie nicht erkennen. Bitte legen Sie eine Partition vom Typ /boot an und versuchen es ggf. erneut. (EXT4, >200MB, Anfang des Datenträgers). Dies könnte mit einem Tool wie gParted geschehen. Danach wählen Sie diese Partition über Option [Separate /boot-Partition:] von [Boot-Reparatur]. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)
    
    ----- my translation of the last german messages -----
    Boot sector was successfully repaired
    You can now restart the computer
    
    the boot script for [your current operation system - ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS] lies way back on your hard drive. Your BIOS could not recognize it. Please create a partition of type "/boot" and try again. (EXT4, >200MB, Begin of hard drive). You can do that using a tool like gParted. Choose this partition via Option [Seperate /boot-Partition:] in Boot-Repair.
    Is it possible that my boot partition is corrupt (is there a way to find this out)? And why does it sometimes work and sometimes not? Any other suspicious things you can spot in this log-file?

    Thank you for your help in advance!

    [EDIT]
    Maybe a little bit more background information:
    My system used to work flawlessly in this regard. But last friday I did a backup of my entire harddrive using "dd" to copy it onto my external harddrive. I did this via a Live Kubuntu usb drive from which I booted and from which I started the "dd" copy process. Saturday evening (the first time I started my computer again after the backup) I ran into this problem.

    I have no idea what could have caused my problem in by using live kubuntu and dd. Maybe this is just a coincidence but I'd rather mention than not.
    Last edited by HaasEffect; June 10th, 2013 at 10:05 AM.

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    Re: hd0 out of disk

    Some BIOSes have a limitation that they can not see boot files beyond 137GB on the disk. You seem to be affected by this.

    With hrd disks these days being much bigger than 137GB, if the boot files randomly end up beyond this point, the BIOS will not be able to load them. In this case, you have to have a small 1GB /boot partition at the front of the disk. That way you make sure the boot files are always at front, because they are always saved in /boot.

    Making the 1GB /boot at front might be complicated right now. You would have to shrink the filesystem and the first partition to make 1GB space at front. Working from live mode, create ext4 partition from this space, copy the content of the boot folder from the root partition on this new partition, then rename that boot folder so that it doesn't clash. Then modify the fstab to mount the new partition as /boot.

    After that you will have to reinstall grub2 because it needs to "find" the new location of the boot files.

    That should be it.
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    Re: hd0 out of disk

    Hello Darkod,

    thanks for the hint. I'm using a SSD harddrive wich has max volume of 120gb. So in theory it's impossible for the boot script to be located beyond 137gb. It's also strange that it sometimes work and sometimes not. Should I go for it anyway and introduce a new boot partition?

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    Re: hd0 out of disk

    No, in that case no. 120GB is too small to be a problem. There is another issue. Can you post the full bootinfo report or link? You can use the boot-repair program to create a link and post the link only. The formatting is better for reading that way too.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    That message from boot-repair about BIOS not being able to see the files away is not correct then.
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    Re: hd0 out of disk

    I added the boot repair link to my original post.

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    Re: hd0 out of disk

    The BIOS limit is 137GB as Darko reports, but that is more for old BIOS. For whatever reason we see the same thing primarily with installs to external USB drives with any partition over 100GB. But your current list of where boot files are on drive all are inside the 100GB limit.

    I always believed but never could prove that it is really a BIOS issue (some vendors) and more with IDE setting in BIOS. IDE is the old BIOS that may have the 137GB limit also and is for old drives.
    So what mode do you have drive set in BIOS? it should be AHCI if an SSD as that is required for trim to work. Second choice is large or LBA for large block allocation which replaced IDE.

    Since problem seemed more wide spread, Boot-Repair added it as a standard comment whenever it sees a / (root) partition over 100GB whether it really applies or not. Most of the time it is with those with a new 500GB drive or larger and just a / (root) partition. I normally suggest separate /home or even better separate data partitions. With my 60GB SSD, I made two 30GB / partitions, one for current working install and one for next or test install. All my data is then on a rotating hard drive.

    History of BIOS and IDE limits
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Large-Disk-HOWTO-4.html
    Out of disk error add to grub install disk-module=ata or use Boot-Repair ATA Disk support
    HOWTO: dualboot on big disk (BIOS limitations)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...buntuOnBigDisk
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1998257
    Large external drive still needed /boot at beginning:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1888497
    Last edited by oldfred; June 10th, 2013 at 05:35 PM.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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