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    Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Hi Folks,

    Having drawn a coplete blank with trying to resolve my freezing mouse probs ( see here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2185584) I though id see if I could solve the issues with an upgrade. I set update manager running but was offered only 12.10 and not 13.10. I assumed this was because I was running 12.04 and that I'd need to upgrade to 12.10 first, and then again to 13.10 - (is this right?).

    Anyway having done the upggrade I tried to boot but it hung on the grub menu page. the ten second coutdown didnt move and i couldnt access any of the choices.
    I ran Boot Repair (more than once in fact)
    the results are here http://paste.ubuntu.com/6411939/
    and here http://paste.ubuntu.com/6412009/
    and here http://paste.ubuntu.com/6413100/

    It instructed me to repair the boot sector with test disk, but testdisk kept returning a bizarre "No Hard Drive" error.
    Gotta say Im completely baffled.
    Anyone got any ideas?

    Cheers
    WR
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    No one, huh? OK.
    How about this. Is there a way to roll back the upgrade to my previous 12.04? At least that worked, albeit with a semi-frozen mouse
    12.04.4 (precise) 64bit GNOME 3.6.0/ Kernel 3.11.0-8/ GCC version 4.6.3
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    For the love of god, is there ANYONE out there who can help?? This is driving me nuts! I've wasted days trying to fix problems with ubuntu
    12.04.4 (precise) 64bit GNOME 3.6.0/ Kernel 3.11.0-8/ GCC version 4.6.3
    Xorg version: 1.14.5 / -Intel Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz x 2 / 4 GB RAM
    Nvidia Quadro NVS 290

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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    OK so Ive managed to get testdisk to run, but when it gets to the results part, ALL the partitions are highlit green. wtf?? Boot repair instructed me to fix the boot sector, but i really dont know how and dont want to mess up my partitions. Is there ANYONE out there who will help? Please??
    12.04.4 (precise) 64bit GNOME 3.6.0/ Kernel 3.11.0-8/ GCC version 4.6.3
    Xorg version: 1.14.5 / -Intel Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz x 2 / 4 GB RAM
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Please only bump once per 24 hours. We all are volunteers and are not always available.

    Your NTFS partition has grub installed to the PBR or partition boot sector. You have to have Windows boot code in all NTFS partitions (even if just a data partition).

    For sdb1:
    Fix for most, a few have other issues, better than windows fix in many cases as it also fixes other parameters:
    This has instructions on using testdisk to repair the install of grub to the boot sector for windows from Ubuntu or Linux LiveCD.
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...ms:Boot_Sector
    You want to get to this screen:
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestD...ector_recovery
    OR similarly instructions:
    [HowTo] Repair the bootsector of a Windows partition - YannBuntu
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootSectorFix
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1926510

    The Linux NTFS driver will not mount NTFS partitions that are hibernated or need chkdsk to prevent further damage. It does not look like sda1 was mounted so it may need chkdsk which you can only run from Windows or Windows XP install disk or other Windows repairCDs.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Many thanks for your reply Fred. When you say Windows Boot Code does that mean the MBR? FYI I have Win XP pro installed (although never use it) and its a 32bit machine.
    Cheers WR
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    PBR is partition boot (record)sector and is part of every partition. MBR is master boot record or first sector on hard drive.

    This explains BIOS/MBR boot process, shows Vista, but any BIOS version of Windows works this way. Long description but pictures worth reviewing.
    Multibooters, Pictures here worth 1000+ words
    http://www.multibooters.co.uk/multiboot.html
    More tech info - BIOS boot process & some UEFI
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com./jonath...t-process.html
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Sorry Fred, Im still finding this pretty baffling and IM worried about deleting a partiiotn.

    I've run test disk and got the following result:

    Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60802 255 63
    Current partition structure:
    Partition Start End Size in sectors

    > 1 * Linux Swap 0 1 1 16707 254 63 268413957
    1 * Linux Swap 0 1 1 16707 254 63 268413957

    Bad sector count.
    2 P HPFS - NTFS 16708 0 1 34793 254 63 290551590 [New Volume]
    3 E extended 34794 0 1 60800 254 63 417802455
    5 L Linux 43463 1 1 60091 254 63 267144822
    X extended 60092 0 1 60800 254 63 11390085
    6 L Linux Swap 60092 1 1 60800 254 63 11390022
    X extended 34794 0 2 43103 254 63 133500149
    7 L Linux 34794 2 1 43103 254 63 133500024
    X extended 43104 0 1 43462 254 63 5767335

    Could you possibly please tell me step by step how to fix things?
    Cheers
    WR
    12.04.4 (precise) 64bit GNOME 3.6.0/ Kernel 3.11.0-8/ GCC version 4.6.3
    Xorg version: 1.14.5 / -Intel Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz x 2 / 4 GB RAM
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Follow the directions in the links in post #5 above, I do not suggest any changes or recovery of partitions, but of the partition boot sector which is different.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Grub freezes after upgrade to 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by
    This has instructions on using testdisk to repair the install of grub to the boot sector for windows from Ubuntu or Linux LiveCD.
    [URL
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bootinfoscript/index.php?title=Boot_Problems:Boot_Sector[/URL]
    OK so I followed the sourceforge instructions and got the following:


    Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60802 255 63
    Partition Start End Size in sectors
    2 P HPFS - NTFS 16708 0 1 34793 254 63 290551590 [New Volume]

    filesystem size 290551590 290551577
    sectors_per_cluster 8 8
    mft_lcn 786432 786432
    mftmirr_lcn 21045004 21045004
    clusters_per_mft_record -10 -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1 1
    Extrapolated boot sector and current boot sector are different.

    The options are
    [ Dump ] >[ List ] [ Write ] [ Quit ]

    What should I do?

    Cheers
    WR
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    Xorg version: 1.14.5 / -Intel Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz x 2 / 4 GB RAM
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