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Thread: Is GRUB mandatory?

  1. #11
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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by psycroptik View Post
    Well.. From Memory since I'm working on something else..

    I created the partitions from Acronis, loaded dmraid and went to install Ubuntu. It went fine, saw the partitions, installed etc..

    I let it choose the partition to boot from automatically and tried a few other ways also.

    I would remove "quiet splash" and the last error I got before it went to busybox was something like...

    /dev/mapper/<my_partition_with_root> cant be found.

    So I just figured that GRUB cant handle the RAID properly..
    See post #6...
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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by vor View Post
    See post #6...
    My MB only allows me to use RAID5/0 at the same time.

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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    Grub is a standard on most distros, though there is lilo though I dont know if you can install it by its lonesome... I know grub has supergrubdisk and projects like it but I dont know about lilo
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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    Restarting now, wish me luck
    Should of read the documentation, it needs something like grub or lilo installed.

    Now Ill never go to sleep..
    Last edited by psycroptik; July 11th, 2008 at 06:42 AM.

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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    I'm getting there I think... Seems to mount the partition but now I'm getting a ERROR 15 File not found.

    Time for sleep, Ill try to fix it in the morning.

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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by psycroptik View Post
    I'm getting there I think... Seems to mount the partition but now I'm getting a ERROR 15 File not found.

    Time for sleep, Ill try to fix it in the morning.
    Grub Error 15, usually means file not found. Like missing your vmlinx file or can't find it.

    Here is a good Grub Error discription on all Grub ERRORS
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    Re: Is GRUB mandatory?

    I think a fake RAID5 is a no go for Ubuntu..

    device-mapper: table: 254:0: raid45: unknown target type
    device-mapper: ioctl: error adding target to table
    ERROR: device-mapper target type "raid45" not in kernel

    I guess software raid it is
    Really not looking forward to breaking these windows arrays and re-imaging. Blast.

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