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    error message : file not found in grub

    Hello all,

    I am currently attempting an usb install of ubuntu v.13 (raring ringtail) on a live version of 9.10 (karmic koala) and am getting the message:

    "error : file not found

    Press any key to continue. .."


    ...from grub when booting, and when I press a key, it takes me back to the grub menu to select which os to boot.

    I've searched through the forums and came across similar problems, only in the others the message describes which file is missing. This one leaves me with no direction or filename. Anyone else have this problem, or can offer any advice?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Small update, I renamed the isofile to match the filename completely
    i e. set isofile="/boot/isos/ubuntu.iso"
    -to-
    set isofile="/boot/isos/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso"

    ...and got a little more info back:


    [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x4200, size=0x51a230]
    error : file not found

    Press any key to continue. ..


    Hope this helps

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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne4 View Post
    I am currently attempting an usb install of ubuntu v.13 (raring ringtail) on a live version of 9.10 (karmic koala) and am getting the message:
    Do you mean that you have 9.10 installed on the hard disk and want 13.04 in stead?
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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Are you using grub2 to loopmount ISO directly?
    This will boot an ISO from a hard drive.
    ISO Booting with Grub 2 from Hard drive - drs305
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot
    Examples - you may copy & edit for your path & ISO version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...OBoot/Examples
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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Do you mean that you have 9.10 installed on the hard disk and want 13.04 in stead?
    Yes, sorry for the confusion

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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    'Live' means that Buntu runs in memory as opposed to being installed on the hard disk.

    Please post a complete hardware description.
    Last edited by mrgs; October 4th, 2013 at 09:36 AM.
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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Are you using grub2 to loopmount ISO directly?
    This will boot an ISO from a hard drive.
    ISO Booting with Grub 2 from Hard drive - drs305
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot
    Examples - you may copy & edit for your path & ISO version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...OBoot/Examples

    The above links helped, I manually entered the menuentry in GRUB2 from the flashdrive and it created the menuentry just fine (no warnings or errors)

    then as I booted the iso, it said:

    Code:
    error: You need to load the kernel first.
    
    Press any key...

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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Something in the grub boot stanza is not correct. You have to have correct drive, usually hd0 if same as boot drive, you have to have correct partition usually hd0,1 as most have only one partition. Then you will have sda1 as device.
    Or you may have a typo in something else.
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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Working now!
    Mounted the iso on the USB using syslink and unetbootin on separate Mac OS then booted from unetbootin and everything ran smoothly.

    Thank you for the help!

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    Re: error message : file not found in grub

    Good, but did you notice Oldfreds signature?
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