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cacycleworks
November 5th, 2010, 03:38 AM
Hey All,

I've been an ubuntu fan since 7.4 or so ... never had a situation quite like this. Install problems before had always been quite consistent. I'm re-furbing a PC ... is almost an entirely new build using a new Gagabyte GA-EP43T-USB3 motherboard. (Intel's P43 chipset)

When initially starting the build, I installed ubuntu 10.10 via USB and left a ntfs partition knowing that I was going to be following up with a winxp install. So far so good ... booted into ubuntu a handful of times then eventually got windows working.

Now, it's time to fire up the "live CD" usb stick to get my grub back. No go. It stops before ANYthing with a screen full of normal log gibberish and:
[12.0002342] Stack:

Ok, cool. So I try another stick that has slitaz on it. Instant boot (as usual) and right to the desktop, no problem. Soooo, on to other ubuntus I have laying about (all of these failed at some point of the install):

ubuntu 10.10 64bit ALT CD: hangs after trying to detect pcmcia cards
ubuntu 10.04 64bit server CD: hangs during ncurses menus after configuring network
kubuntu 9.10 ALT amd64 Desktop CD: hangs during ncurses menus before configuring network
ubuntu 10.10 64bit ALT usb: hangs with hardware probing and leaves the caps and num lock LEDs flashing on the PS2 keyboard.

But my IT chainsaws work awesome:
Slitaz booting from usb (debian like linux)
Knoppix 5.1 booting from CD

Any suggestions for tomorrow when I start randomly entering boot strings disabling things?? And I keep PS2 keyboards around because they will always let you enter setup or boot menus. :)

Thanks in advance,
Chris

cacycleworks
November 6th, 2010, 11:51 AM
seriously? no thoughts? :confused:

I was hoping this computer would get to have ubuntu...

Rubi1200
November 6th, 2010, 08:31 PM
It would help us greatly if you could boot with a LiveCD and post the results of the boot-script linked at the bottom of my post.

Having a better overview of your setup will make offering solutions easier.

Thanks.

cacycleworks
November 6th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Thanks -- will do that at work tomorrow or monday. :)

cacycleworks
November 8th, 2010, 10:57 PM
It would help us greatly if you could boot with a LiveCD and post the results of the boot-script linked at the bottom of my post.

Not much to report... it all makes sense. hda2 & 3 are unformatted partitions (planning on putting win7 there). hda6&7 are ext4. Fat32 space at end is where I'll put images from a disc imaging tool I use.


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/hda

hda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

hda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

hda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

hda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

hda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

hda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda6,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so


hda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda6,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda7,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so


hda8: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

hdc: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: iso9660
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: hda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/hda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes


Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/hda1 * 2,048 152,381,439 152,379,392 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 152,392,590 250,035,659 97,643,070 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 250,035,660 269,570,699 19,535,040 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 269,570,700 488,392,064 218,821,365 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 269,570,763 277,378,289 7,807,527 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda6 277,378,353 345,734,864 68,356,512 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 345,734,928 414,091,439 68,356,512 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 414,091,503 488,392,064 74,300,562 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/cloop0 iso9660 KNOPPIX_FS
/dev/hda1 ntfs
/dev/hda5 swap
/dev/hda6 aa95eb3f-cb61-4894-81b4-c8355a157b3f ext3
/dev/hda7 24d40697-19b0-40fa-8c66-014c857d8724 ext3
/dev/hda8 183E-A203 vfat
/dev/hdc iso9660 KNOPPIX

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/root / ext2 (rw)
/dev/hdc /cdrom iso9660 (ro)
/dev/cloop /KNOPPIX iso9660 (ro)
/dev/pts /dev/pts devpts (rw)


================================ hda1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on hda2

00000000 92 97 74 06 a3 0a b0 00 82 80 05 05 ac ee 66 59 |..t...........fY|
00000010 5e fc a4 02 0a 8a 00 75 05 0b fc 4c 4d f2 ee 94 |^......u...LM...|
00000020 a4 8d 67 81 cb 79 a3 f2 61 a9 93 de 52 00 a5 87 |..g..y..a...R...|
00000030 3c e8 80 28 79 fc 91 6b a9 51 f8 f0 01 1c 05 b2 |<..(y..k.Q......|
00000040 2a d9 4c 02 87 8d 00 26 43 cb 0d e3 66 e3 4f 40 |*.L....&C...f.O@|
00000050 92 97 75 06 f6 6e a7 f2 71 fe 66 df 4f bd c7 ab |..u..n..q.f.O...|
00000060 ac 8b c8 2f 5b fa 3b f9 0b b9 00 6d 07 39 02 95 |.../[.;....m.9..|
00000070 eb af e8 7f a6 fe 35 41 d6 c9 f7 0b ac 50 35 2f |......5A.....P5/|
00000080 e5 ff e3 af e3 98 f6 f3 1b b2 84 86 37 0b ff 91 |............7...|
00000090 b7 3f 95 3f 96 bf f2 38 cc c6 67 ca fc a0 7b 3a |.?.?...8..g...{:|
000000a0 92 97 76 06 b6 04 3c d3 a8 5c f2 01 1f 95 2e 65 |..v...<..\.....e|
000000b0 d3 8a b6 8d 72 57 55 4c 41 5c 2a 3c 26 8c 01 f4 |....rWULA\*<&...|
000000c0 b7 02 a1 1c 84 38 0a 15 08 3c 7f 09 98 5a b8 80 |.....8...<...Z..|
000000d0 41 24 10 f5 55 a4 1f c8 96 24 a0 e1 ff 9d 26 00 |A$..U....$....&.|
000000e0 68 7b 55 37 00 94 03 a6 a6 00 08 a7 1d 2d 7a 91 |h{U7.........-z.|
000000f0 92 97 77 06 ad 94 44 18 1d 85 81 46 b2 ea 52 b8 |..w...D....F..R.|
00000100 1e 85 ad 05 15 50 f2 09 08 7c 4f c9 86 a3 4d be |.....P...|O...M.|
00000110 ad 00 b5 10 1d aa e2 f7 70 3f 20 1a b2 af ad 02 |........p? .....|
00000120 f0 f0 fa 55 03 89 1e 2f 80 cf ff 18 00 1a 1b df |...U.../........|
00000130 e7 cc 18 9a 2c 95 01 a6 21 ce 78 a5 fa 0f 60 00 |....,...!.x...`.|
00000140 72 97 08 ff ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |r...............|
00000150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
*
00000190 92 97 78 08 3f af e3 7f 7b 2c e7 cc b9 4c e6 50 |..x.?...{,...L.P|
000001a0 3a 10 4b 2d cf e3 6f 6e 4a 63 7e 6e 95 89 49 e8 |:.K-..onJc~n..I.|
000001b0 5c ae af bf d9 da 5e ce c2 59 b3 76 70 89 76 2e |\.....^..Y.vp.v.|
000001c0 bf bb d9 ee c7 5f 77 3c 6d 2e 70 c4 f8 b8 e0 67 |....._w<m.p....g|
000001d0 92 4e 2d 36 90 0b 05 34 c2 d7 d8 30 f8 f4 33 c8 |.N-6...4...0..3.|
000001e0 92 97 79 08 a2 87 d0 13 48 3c 9a 6b 75 05 ef c0 |..y.....H<.ku...|
000001f0 47 8e a2 87 53 4a 97 9a 03 83 8d 18 43 b1 8d 16 |G...SJ......C...|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on hda3

00000000 b5 93 46 f5 a2 c5 1c 0c db 39 03 00 e7 a7 e1 53 |..F......9.....S|
00000010 68 37 a8 2f 84 5b dc 2b e4 0d 9e b9 ad 6e 91 8b |h7./.[.+.....n..|
00000020 d4 a5 2e a0 9e 4d f1 7d 92 b5 ac e7 70 cf cc 57 |.....M.}....p..W|
00000030 3d bd 71 5a 7a 5e b3 34 12 b4 36 f2 0b 94 23 3f |=.qZz^.4..6...#?|
00000040 67 9c 6e 05 71 92 0f 7e 9d fd aa ae 4c b5 3f ff |g.n.q..~....L.?.|
00000050 d7 f5 2d 41 22 ff 00 8f ab 09 e7 45 98 73 03 b6 |..-A"......E.s..|
00000060 76 9e ff 00 4a 5d 3b 56 bb d2 af 6d 3c 8e bb 4a |v...J];V...m<..J|
00000070 36 79 07 3e b5 d6 c2 5a 9d 48 8c 6a 72 2c d2 6d |6y.>...Z.H.jr,.m|
00000080 04 8c 0f 45 ad 95 d1 60 b9 d3 d6 d6 27 54 9c 1d |...E...`....'T..|
00000090 e8 e5 be f1 f4 35 2c 9b 9c cc eb 71 6e c6 1b 98 |.....5,....qn...|
000000a0 9a 39 03 61 95 bb 54 ca c2 15 2b 92 c7 19 e3 9a |.9.a..T...+.....|
000000b0 13 56 29 ab 33 a1 d3 66 57 11 c3 9e 64 70 bb 94 |.V).3..fW...dp..|
000000c0 e7 02 a4 bf b1 6b 59 48 0e 64 88 b7 05 78 3f 8d |.....kYH.d...x?.|
000000d0 44 c1 1f ff d0 fa 40 6f 1c 05 3f 43 d6 94 64 e4 |D.....@o..?C..d.|
000000e0 9c 8f c6 98 d5 c2 28 c4 41 54 16 6f 72 d9 26 9e |......(.AT.or.&.|
000000f0 3a 00 09 e3 a9 3c 9a 96 57 51 54 02 47 73 e9 49 |:....<..WQT.Gs.I|
00000100 b4 aa f0 49 c7 7e a4 d2 10 bb 1b a7 0f f4 ed 48 |...I.~.........H|
00000110 03 73 f2 9e 0e 3a e7 f1 a2 fa 8e c7 ff d1 fa 50 |.s...:.........P|
00000120 c8 41 2c df c3 ea 28 2c a4 6d 65 5e 4e 79 a2 da |.A,...(,.me^Ny..|
00000130 97 7b 06 57 1d 31 f4 a3 e7 ca e1 ca ff 00 c0 a9 |.{.W.1..........|
00000140 df 51 5f 51 a6 47 23 0e bb b3 d3 7a 86 fe 75 0c |.Q_Q.G#....z..u.|
00000150 96 da 74 ac 4c fa 6d a3 31 39 cf 97 8f e5 f5 a5 |..t.L.m.19......|
00000160 60 bb d8 ad fd 87 a1 39 f3 16 da 58 46 49 06 09 |`......9...XFI..|
00000170 dd 0e 7d 71 9f 5a 74 5a 4c 30 7c b0 eb 3a 9e dc |..}q.ZtZL0|..:..|
00000180 f0 92 4d bc 63 f1 ff 00 3c 52 6d b0 ba ec 7f ff |..M.c...<Rm.....|
00000190 d2 fa 44 40 d1 80 52 54 63 9c 9c 8c d2 e5 97 e6 |..D@..RTc.......|
000001a0 78 58 a9 38 dc 84 0c 1f a5 27 b1 60 1a 17 1b 86 |xX.8.....'.`....|
000001b0 e0 78 e8 2a 4c 2e 02 8c e4 f4 a0 04 50 c3 6e 00 |.x.*L.......P.n.|
000001c0 19 e3 1d f3 4d ee 48 60 46 70 79 c9 14 00 a0 74 |....M.H`Fpy....t|
000001d0 2d 90 3a 9c 8e d4 80 a9 51 92 01 f5 23 f5 a6 23 |-.:.....Q...#..#|
000001e0 ff d3 fa 53 00 63 e7 39 53 f8 52 1d d9 ca 92 79 |...S.c.9S.R....y|
000001f0 fe ef 26 a9 6a 86 20 0e d9 e0 63 1c fb d2 84 25 |..&.j. ...c....%|
00000200


=======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============

No RAID disks
=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

No volume groups found
mdadm: No arrays found in config file

cacycleworks
November 8th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Symptoms: ubuntu 10.10 installed ok. Installed XP (still works) and then nothing I do to reinstall, usb, or liveCD ubuntu works. Slitaz boots usb, Knoppix boots CD (on it now)

Through XP, I installed a lot of drivers and crap for the motherboard and I'm wondering if that's the real problem. :(

This system's current configuration:
MoBoard: Gigabyte GA-EP43T-USB3 (intel p43 chipset, no onboard video)
CPU: Pentium 4 630. (core 2 duo replacement is on its way)
RAM: 2x 2GB AData xtreme ddr3 2000
Video: evga 210 nvidia geForce 512MB
HD: sata2 250G. Seems fine.
has CD/DVD/r combo drive, works fine

This system is somewhat overclocked and water cooled and cpu rarely gets above ambient temp. This cpu is supposed to be 64bit capable (has lm - long mode) flag in /proc/cpu ... however, the ubuntu cd's should at least boot up and tell me wrong architecture if this was a 32/64 bit problem.

(lspci-v output attached)

cacycleworks
November 8th, 2010, 11:36 PM
For the bored:

# cat cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
stepping : 3
cpu MHz : 3733.000
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr
bogomips : 8709.37

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
stepping : 3
cpu MHz : 3733.000
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr
bogomips : 8702.72

cybergnome
November 9th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Hey All,

I've been an ubuntu fan since 7.4 or so ... never had a situation quite like this. Install problems before had always been quite consistent. I'm re-furbing a PC ... is almost an entirely new build using a new Gagabyte GA-EP43T-USB3 motherboard. (Intel's P43 chipset)

When initially starting the build, I installed ubuntu 10.10 via USB and left a ntfs partition knowing that I was going to be following up with a winxp install. So far so good ... booted into ubuntu a handful of times then eventually got windows working.

Now, it's time to fire up the "live CD" usb stick to get my grub back. No go. It stops before ANYthing with a screen full of normal log gibberish and:
[12.0002342] Stack:

Ok, cool. So I try another stick that has slitaz on it. Instant boot (as usual) and right to the desktop, no problem. Soooo, on to other ubuntus I have laying about (all of these failed at some point of the install):

ubuntu 10.10 64bit ALT CD: hangs after trying to detect pcmcia cards
ubuntu 10.04 64bit server CD: hangs during ncurses menus after configuring network
kubuntu 9.10 ALT amd64 Desktop CD: hangs during ncurses menus before configuring network
ubuntu 10.10 64bit ALT usb: hangs with hardware probing and leaves the caps and num lock LEDs flashing on the PS2 keyboard.

But my IT chainsaws work awesome:
Slitaz booting from usb (debian like linux)
Knoppix 5.1 booting from CD

Any suggestions for tomorrow when I start randomly entering boot strings disabling things?? And I keep PS2 keyboards around because they will always let you enter setup or boot menus. :)

Thanks in advance,
Chris


The windows installation CD by default uses the entire disk and overwrites the MBR. If grub was installed to the MBR, it's gone, and you won't be able to use the USB stick, unless your BIOS supports direct booting from USB. Windows needs to be installed first. Then partition your disk with GParted, etc., and install Ubuntu from the CD. It will write grub to the MBR when it installs.

sidzen
November 9th, 2010, 02:24 AM
" . . . and left a ntfs partition . . ."
Also --
"I love Ubuntu & I convert windoze people."

Convert and be Pane-free!

cacycleworks
November 9th, 2010, 02:38 AM
The windows installation CD by default uses the entire disk and overwrites the MBR. If grub was installed to the MBR, it's gone, and you won't be able to use the USB stick, unless your BIOS supports direct booting from USB. Windows needs to be installed first. Then partition your disk with GParted, etc., and install Ubuntu from the CD. It will write grub to the MBR when it installs.

Yes... BIOS boots to USB, as mentioned above. It boots to Slitaz linux no problem. It boots but fails during install at the detect hardware phase when installing ubuntu. It fails to start liveCD version of ubuntu.

This computer can start up Knoppix from the CD. It also fails during installation of ANY ubuntu CD I try.

cacycleworks
November 9th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Update: Tried the RAM in different locations and now the installer gets past partitioning and then the world turns red and the "[!!] Install the base system" window popsup. Base system installation error The Debootstrap program exited with an error (return value 1). Check /var/log/syslog or see virtual console 4 for the details.
<Go Back> <Continue>

Alt-F4 ... last few lines are:


Nov 8 17:47:31 main-menu[421]: DEBUG: resolver (libnewt0.52): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 8 17:47:31 main-menu[421]: DEBUG: resolver (ext2-modules): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Nov 8 17:47:31 main-menu[421]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for console-setup-udeb
Nov 8 17:47:31 main-menu[421]: INFO: Falling back to the package description for console-setup-udeb
(note: the above 4 lines repeat for every menu item selected)
Nov 8 17:47:31 main-menu[421]: INFO: Menu item 'bootstrap-base' selected
Nov 8 17:47:31 apt-install: Queueing package console-setup for later installation
Nov 8 17:47:38 debootstrap: tar: invalid tar magic

cacycleworks
November 9th, 2010, 03:25 AM
Ah good times. Lowered the overclock and it works.

cybergnome
November 9th, 2010, 04:04 AM
I would think you have a hardware issue other than the installation drive, except for the fact that you say you had Ubuntu working at one point. You might want to remove all drive connections, SATA, ide and usb, and see if the CDs will boot. If not, then there would appear to be another hardware conflict.

If they do boot, then the disconnected installation drive may be grunged and need to be wiped clean.

Can't think of anything else. :confused: