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sirspazzolot
December 27th, 2010, 09:37 PM
I was trying to fix gparted (it was crashing whenever it started) and then when I would type my password in the login screen, the screen would flash back and then the login screen would come back. If I logged in in a terminal and then did startx, it would just show a black screen. I figured it was broken. I made an Ubuntu 10.10 liveCD and booted it up and clicked on the installer thing and then it froze and an error thing popped up saying Parted crashed.

Essentially what I need to do is install Ubuntu without using the partition GUI. Any recommendations? Can I try to find a thing that will let me make an empty EXT4 partition and then a thing to let me install Ubuntu to it?

thanks in advance

Quackers
December 27th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Please boot from the Ubuntu Live cd/usb and select "try ubuntu" then when the desktop is loaded make sure you have an internet connection and go to the site below and download the boot script to your DESKTOP and then open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > terminal) and run


sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh

This will produce a results.txt file on your desktop. Please copy the contents of that file and paste them in your next post between CODE tags. For CODE tags click on New Reply (not quick reply)and then click on the # symbol in the toolbar.
This will give a full overview of your current system.
Thanks.

http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Running Gparted from the gparted livecd crashes. It crashes in Parted Magic, too. I'm remaking my ubuntu livecd so I'll have the output of that boot script in a few minutes. Thanks for the response.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 01:33 AM
Let the record show that I have some experience. I know code tags and running a bash script and such.

Here's the output of the script:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

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

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: Grub 2
Boot sector info: Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and
looks at sector 4655000 of the same hard drive for
core.img, but core.img can not be found at this
location.
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: BackTrack 4 R2 Codename Nemesis
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: hfsplus
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

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

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 63 125,467,649 125,467,587 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 295,788,544 312,580,095 16,791,552 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 230,500,620 295,772,714 65,272,095 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 * 125,470,720 230,486,015 105,015,296 af HFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdc: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1018 cylinders, total 7827456 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 62 7,826,383 7,826,322 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ext4
/dev/sda2 2c542775-53d6-4d1d-8ed0-4a7f74c19bc1 swap
/dev/sda3 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ext3
/dev/sda4 19786a77-d7ba-3be4-a5f3-670a3cd021d0 hfsplus OS X
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdc1 4D19-2CDB vfat ‚
/dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"
error: /dev/sdb: No medium found

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

Device Mount_Point Type Options

aufs / aufs (rw)
/dev/sdc1 /cdrom vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,i ocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)


=========================== 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 $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${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 part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-24-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-23-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
### 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 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
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 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9 (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9 (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Mac OS X (32-bit) (on /dev/sda4)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod hfsplus
set root='(hd0,msdos4)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2c748d7a27d0db4c
load_video
set do_resume=0
if [ /var/vm/sleepimage -nt10 / ]; then
if xnu_resume /var/vm/sleepimage; then
set do_resume=1
fi
fi
if [ $do_resume = 0 ]; then
xnu_uuid 2c748d7a27d0db4c uuid
if [ -f /Extra/DSDT.aml ]; then
acpi -e /Extra/DSDT.aml
fi
xnu_kernel /mach_kernel boot-uuid=${uuid} rd=*uuid
if [ /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -nt /System/Library/Extensions ]; then
xnu_mkext /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
else
xnu_kextdir /System/Library/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/Extensions.mkext ]; then
xnu_mkext /Extra/Extensions.mkext
fi
if [ -d /Extra/Extensions ]; then
xnu_kextdir /Extra/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/devprop.bin ]; then
xnu_devprop_load /Extra/devprop.bin
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.jpg ]; then
insmod jpeg
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.jpg
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.png ]; then
insmod png
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.png
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.tga ]; then
insmod tga
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.tga
fi
fi
}
menuentry "Mac OS X (64-bit) (on /dev/sda4)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod hfsplus
set root='(hd0,msdos4)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2c748d7a27d0db4c
load_video
set do_resume=0
if [ /var/vm/sleepimage -nt10 / ]; then
if xnu_resume /var/vm/sleepimage; then
set do_resume=1
fi
fi
if [ $do_resume = 0 ]; then
xnu_uuid 2c748d7a27d0db4c uuid
if [ -f /Extra/DSDT.aml ]; then
acpi -e /Extra/DSDT.aml
fi
xnu_kernel64 /mach_kernel boot-uuid=${uuid} rd=*uuid
if [ /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -nt /System/Library/Extensions ]; then
xnu_mkext /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
else
xnu_kextdir /System/Library/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/Extensions.mkext ]; then
xnu_mkext /Extra/Extensions.mkext
fi
if [ -d /Extra/Extensions ]; then
xnu_kextdir /Extra/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/devprop.bin ]; then
xnu_devprop_load /Extra/devprop.bin
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.jpg ]; then
insmod jpeg
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.jpg
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.png ]; then
insmod png
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.png
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.tga ]; then
insmod tga
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.tga
fi
fi
}
### 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 ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' 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/sda3 during installation
UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=1bea47ae-c243-455e-9ea7-29e5d6ea0022 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


2.3GB: boot/grub/core.img
.7GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
1.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
18.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
3.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
2.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
3.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic
2.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic
3.8GB: initrd.img
18.1GB: initrd.img.old
2.8GB: vmlinuz
3.2GB: vmlinuz.old

=========================== sda3/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=0x317 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=vga=0x317

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

splashimage=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9
uuid 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9 (recovery mode)
uuid 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9

title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
uuid 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
savedefault
boot


=============================== sda3/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Entry for /dev/ !! UNKNOW DEVICE !! :
UUID=ef7d2855-e06b-4f37-86bf-43768483f0fa none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda3: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


122.5GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
122.5GB: boot/grub/stage2
122.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
122.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9
122.1GB: initrd.img
122.5GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on sda4

00000000 fa 31 c0 8e d0 bc f0 ff fb 8e d8 8e c0 56 be 00 |.1...........V..|
00000010 7c bf 00 e0 fc b9 00 02 f3 a4 5e 68 1f e0 c3 66 ||.........^h...f|
00000020 8b 44 08 66 a3 00 e6 88 16 04 e6 c7 06 0a e6 00 |.D.f............|
00000030 10 66 31 c9 66 41 b0 02 66 ba 00 e2 00 00 e8 a3 |.f1.fA..f.......|
00000040 00 66 a1 28 e4 66 0f c8 66 c1 e8 09 66 a3 06 e6 |.f.(.f..f...f...|
00000050 a1 00 e4 3d 48 58 74 05 3d 48 2b 75 58 b0 04 8d |...=HXt.=H+uX...|
00000060 36 ed e3 8d 3e 20 e5 e8 96 01 75 49 8d b6 1d 01 |6...> ....uI....|
00000070 8b 34 81 3c 00 02 75 3d 66 8b 5c 5c 66 0f cb 66 |.4.<..u=f.\\f..f|
00000080 81 c3 ff 01 00 00 66 c1 eb 09 81 fb 7f 03 77 25 |......f.......w%|
00000090 66 8b 44 08 66 0f c8 66 31 c9 66 ba 00 02 02 00 |f.D.f..f1.f.....|
000000a0 8d 7c 68 e8 4e 02 bf f0 e1 e8 6d 00 8a 16 04 e6 |.|h.N.....m.....|
000000b0 ea 00 02 00 20 bf e7 e3 e8 5e 00 f4 eb fd 66 60 |.... ....^....f`|
000000c0 89 c3 66 31 c0 88 d8 81 fb 40 00 72 02 b0 40 e8 |..f1.....@.r..@.|
000000d0 12 00 29 c3 74 0b 66 01 c1 c1 e0 09 66 01 c2 eb |..).t.f.....f...|
000000e0 e1 66 61 c3 66 60 06 89 e5 89 d3 80 e7 0f 66 c1 |.fa.f`........f.|
000000f0 ea 04 30 d2 8e c2 1e 1e 66 03 0e 00 e6 66 51 06 |..0.....f....fQ.|
00000100 53 30 e4 50 68 10 00 8a 16 04 e6 89 e6 b4 42 cd |S0.Ph.........B.|
00000110 13 72 a2 89 ec 07 66 61 c3 66 60 57 be dd e3 e8 |.r....fa.f`W....|
00000120 07 00 5e e8 03 00 66 61 c3 bb 01 00 ac 3c 00 74 |..^...fa.....<.t|
00000130 06 b4 0e cd 10 eb f5 c3 66 60 ad 86 e0 ab 3c 00 |........f`....<.|
00000140 74 23 89 c1 ad 86 e0 80 3e 01 e4 58 74 14 09 c0 |t#......>..Xt...|
00000150 75 01 48 80 fc 00 77 0a 3c 41 72 06 3c 5a 77 02 |u.H...w.<Ar.<Zw.|
00000160 04 20 ab e2 df 66 61 c3 66 60 b2 00 66 8b 44 02 |. ...fa.f`..f.D.|
00000170 66 3b 45 02 75 0f 80 3c 00 75 0a 66 8b 44 06 66 |f;E.u..<.u.f.D.f|
00000180 3b 45 06 74 48 77 44 72 3d 66 60 31 d2 87 f7 66 |;E.tHwDr=f`1...f|
00000190 ad 66 89 c1 87 f7 66 ad 66 39 c8 77 2e 72 27 87 |.f....f.f9.w.r'.|
000001a0 f7 ad 89 c1 87 f7 ad 80 f9 00 74 1f 39 c8 74 0b |..........t.9.t.|
000001b0 77 07 fe ce 89 c1 e9 02 00 fe c6 f3 a7 77 0c 72 |w............w.r|
000001c0 05 88 f2 e9 07 00 fe ca e9 02 00 fe c2 88 96 14 |................|
000001d0 00 80 fa 00 66 61 c3 50 57 8b 3e 0a e6 57 47 47 |....fa.PW.>..WGG|
000001e0 49 49 b0 00 f3 aa 89 3e 0a e6 5d 89 2d 5f 58 c3 |II.....>..].-_X.|
000001f0 2f 62 6f 6f 74 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |/boot.........U.|
00000200


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

sdb

My goal right now is to get gparted to work. If gparted works, then the Ubuntu installer should work. Gparted works on my BackTrack linux installation but that's and old version and an old kernel, so it doesn't recognise ext4.
I don't know if the script gave this, but I have an EXT4 partition that boots to Ubuntu, an HFS+ partition with OS X installed, a linux swap partition and an ext3 BackTrack installation (I think that's the order) sda is my hard drive and sdc is currently my USB drive that I'm using as a livecd.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 02:50 AM
Does anybody have any idea what's wrong with gparted? It's been broken for months. The version on the LiveCD is broken. The latest gparted livecd is also broken for me. All I want to do is reinstall Ubuntu. I have a 10.10 desktop ISO and an ext4 Ubuntu partition that I would like to overwrite. Can I reformat the partition to ext4 to wipe it clean and then install to that partition through a terminal? The GUI installer freezes and gparted crashes, but I'm not sure if it's just the GUI of gparted that isn't working, and I'm not sure if you can install to a specific premade partition through a command line. Please help me out, somebody.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 05:07 AM
Please help.

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 05:31 AM
Hi sirspazzolot, I've woken up :-)
The script looks ok except for something I notice in etc/fstab

=============================== sda3/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Entry for /dev/ !! UNKNOW DEVICE !! :
UUID=ef7d2855-e06b-4f37-86bf-43768483f0fa none swap sw 0 0

I'm not sure this is the cause of gparted crashing, but it doesn't look good.
From the rest of the script it looks like you've only got one swap partition, but the above entry seems to say different - or it thinks there's another swap, at least.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 05:48 AM
YAY. I love you. Welcome back. What do you suggest I do? I made one swap partition, and it's 8GB. That may be a bit excessive, but it's all in one chunk. However, bearing in mind how my computer has been behaving in the past few months, I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it went and tried to make another swap space without me noticing :P. I guess it's possible that that's what's tripping gparted up, but I don't really know what to do about it haha
I was considering copying my Backtrack installation to my external hard drive and then reformatting my whole hard drive if the Disk Utility doesn't crash, then trying to install ubuntu. That would be the most inconvenient way to fix this because I'd have to reinstall OS X and Backtrack, but at least I think it would work.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 05:51 AM
If it's suggesting that /dev/sda3 is a swap space, it's not. That's my BackTrack installation and I can mount and use it. Definitely not swap space. I think it's got a really old kernel though so perhaps that would somehow affect how it's seen?

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Hmm, not really sure :-)
I think what I'd do in a similar situation is to backup whatever I needed in Backtrack and then delete sda3 partition completely (try using Disk Utility rather than gparted). If neither Disk Utility nor gparted can see the partition I would try downloading Gparted Live cd and burn it to disc and boot from it. If that can't see it, or crashes, we'll have to think of something else.
NB If you can manage to delete sda3 you must run
sudo update-grub from a terminal or nothing will boot afterwards!

I don't think it's saying sda3 is a swap space, but I think it's saying it holds a swap space -maybe!
The point is at least part of sda3 appears to be an "UNKNOWN DEVICE"

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:11 AM
I tried to delete it and disk manager said

Sorry, the program "udisks-helper-delete-partition" closed unexpectedly
So I don't think that'll work. Instead, I reformatted it to FAT. Now that that's been done I re-ran the script and now that gives:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

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

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: Grub 2
Boot sector info: Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and
looks at sector 4655000 of the same hard drive for
core.img, but core.img can not be found at this
location.
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda3 starts
at sector 0. But according to the info from fdisk,
sda3 starts at sector 230500620.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: hfsplus
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

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

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 63 125,467,649 125,467,587 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 295,788,544 312,580,095 16,791,552 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 230,500,620 295,772,714 65,272,095 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 * 125,470,720 230,486,015 105,015,296 af HFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdc: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1018 cylinders, total 7827456 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 62 7,826,383 7,826,322 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ext4
/dev/sda2 2c542775-53d6-4d1d-8ed0-4a7f74c19bc1 swap
/dev/sda3 090B-4968 vfat Thing
/dev/sda4 19786a77-d7ba-3be4-a5f3-670a3cd021d0 hfsplus OS X
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdc1 4D19-2CDB vfat œŽœœŠŒ
/dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"
error: /dev/sdb: No medium found

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

Device Mount_Point Type Options

aufs / aufs (rw)
/dev/sdc1 /cdrom vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,i ocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)


=========================== 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 $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${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 part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-24-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-23-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
### 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 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
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 b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9 (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.30.9 (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30.9 root=UUID=459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30.9
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda3)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 459cf1a7-4838-4d24-8d8f-c1812c736c9d
linux /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Mac OS X (32-bit) (on /dev/sda4)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod hfsplus
set root='(hd0,msdos4)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2c748d7a27d0db4c
load_video
set do_resume=0
if [ /var/vm/sleepimage -nt10 / ]; then
if xnu_resume /var/vm/sleepimage; then
set do_resume=1
fi
fi
if [ $do_resume = 0 ]; then
xnu_uuid 2c748d7a27d0db4c uuid
if [ -f /Extra/DSDT.aml ]; then
acpi -e /Extra/DSDT.aml
fi
xnu_kernel /mach_kernel boot-uuid=${uuid} rd=*uuid
if [ /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -nt /System/Library/Extensions ]; then
xnu_mkext /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
else
xnu_kextdir /System/Library/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/Extensions.mkext ]; then
xnu_mkext /Extra/Extensions.mkext
fi
if [ -d /Extra/Extensions ]; then
xnu_kextdir /Extra/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/devprop.bin ]; then
xnu_devprop_load /Extra/devprop.bin
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.jpg ]; then
insmod jpeg
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.jpg
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.png ]; then
insmod png
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.png
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.tga ]; then
insmod tga
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.tga
fi
fi
}
menuentry "Mac OS X (64-bit) (on /dev/sda4)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod hfsplus
set root='(hd0,msdos4)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2c748d7a27d0db4c
load_video
set do_resume=0
if [ /var/vm/sleepimage -nt10 / ]; then
if xnu_resume /var/vm/sleepimage; then
set do_resume=1
fi
fi
if [ $do_resume = 0 ]; then
xnu_uuid 2c748d7a27d0db4c uuid
if [ -f /Extra/DSDT.aml ]; then
acpi -e /Extra/DSDT.aml
fi
xnu_kernel64 /mach_kernel boot-uuid=${uuid} rd=*uuid
if [ /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -nt /System/Library/Extensions ]; then
xnu_mkext /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
else
xnu_kextdir /System/Library/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/Extensions.mkext ]; then
xnu_mkext /Extra/Extensions.mkext
fi
if [ -d /Extra/Extensions ]; then
xnu_kextdir /Extra/Extensions
fi
if [ -f /Extra/devprop.bin ]; then
xnu_devprop_load /Extra/devprop.bin
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.jpg ]; then
insmod jpeg
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.jpg
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.png ]; then
insmod png
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.png
fi
if [ -f /Extra/splash.tga ]; then
insmod tga
xnu_splash /Extra/splash.tga
fi
fi
}
### 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 ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' 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/sda3 during installation
UUID=b1e092ca-7db1-4e65-9235-349403e3f6f7 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=1bea47ae-c243-455e-9ea7-29e5d6ea0022 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


2.3GB: boot/grub/core.img
.7GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
1.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
18.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic
3.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
2.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
3.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic
2.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic
3.8GB: initrd.img
18.1GB: initrd.img.old
2.8GB: vmlinuz
3.2GB: vmlinuz.old
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on sda4

00000000 fa 31 c0 8e d0 bc f0 ff fb 8e d8 8e c0 56 be 00 |.1...........V..|
00000010 7c bf 00 e0 fc b9 00 02 f3 a4 5e 68 1f e0 c3 66 ||.........^h...f|
00000020 8b 44 08 66 a3 00 e6 88 16 04 e6 c7 06 0a e6 00 |.D.f............|
00000030 10 66 31 c9 66 41 b0 02 66 ba 00 e2 00 00 e8 a3 |.f1.fA..f.......|
00000040 00 66 a1 28 e4 66 0f c8 66 c1 e8 09 66 a3 06 e6 |.f.(.f..f...f...|
00000050 a1 00 e4 3d 48 58 74 05 3d 48 2b 75 58 b0 04 8d |...=HXt.=H+uX...|
00000060 36 ed e3 8d 3e 20 e5 e8 96 01 75 49 8d b6 1d 01 |6...> ....uI....|
00000070 8b 34 81 3c 00 02 75 3d 66 8b 5c 5c 66 0f cb 66 |.4.<..u=f.\\f..f|
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=======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============

sdb
sudo update-grub gave

/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).
The unknown stuff appears to be gone. I'll try GParted now. *crosses fingers*

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:12 AM
crashed. rats

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 06:18 AM
What system are you booted into now?

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Ubuntu LiveCD

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Should I just reformat the whole damn drive to ext4 and then try to install Ubuntu? I really don't know.

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 06:40 AM
I thought you were booted into Ubuntu. oops
Try these commands, one at a time in the terminal

sudo mkdir /mnt/temp
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/temp
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt/temp$i; done
sudo cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/temp/etc/resolv.conf
sudo chroot /mnt/temp

At this point your terminal prompt should change from ubuntu@ubuntu to root@ubuntu - if things went well :-)
type in
update-grub and hit enter. Then, after it's finished, try rebooting into your proper system.

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Okay. GRUB updated. I'll try to restart into Ubuntu but the reason all of this crazy crap started happening is because Ubuntu was stuck in an infinite loop at the log-in screen. Entering my password would make the screen go black and then bring the log-in screen back up. Logging in through a terminal and then doing startx made it just go to a black screen.

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 06:53 AM
I honestly don't know whether that will be any different, but I would suspect and hope that you can now re-install, at least.
Have you tried a separate thread with just that question? Maybe if it still doesn't boot you could try that and see if anything is offered as a solution to that. There are many extremely knowledgable Ubuntuists here :-)

sirspazzolot
December 28th, 2010, 06:58 AM
I made a thread about that initially and got no responses. I suppose I'll try again. Thanks for all your assistance!

Quackers
December 28th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Ah, ok. I hope things have improved :-)
You're welcome.