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Pawels1984
November 19th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Hey guys!! I got massive problem, tried to install ubuntu 11.04(from live cd) duall boot with win xp sp3 but during installation i was getting message "no root file system is defined", i googled and advise i found was to use gParted,i have 3 hard drives(no partitons),after using this soft it created extra 4 partitions(didint know what i was doing)thats after trying couple of times to run it.Then i decided to try older version 10.4 ,till that time i was still able to chose betewen windows and ubuntu shortly after booting my pc,during installation it asked me how i wanted to install it,so i pressed "Side by side" ,after installation finished i got black screen with I/O errors(I/O error, dev sr0) then it stoped,I hited enter and i got System is restarting or so.. nothing happened ,i powered off my pc.After rebooting,i coulding chose between windows and ubuntu anymore plus i got error "no such device 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937" and ubuntu was going into rescue mode. I decided to go back to basics ,i unpluged my 2 hard drives (leaving only 1),i run gParted resized it(100GB NTFS,50GB EXT3),now i thought its gonna be straight forward(i read its good to install windows 1st to create root files or someting) so i run windows cd everything goes well till it finished coping files and restarting ..its loop not going into second phase of installation if i take cd out it says no boot files.Then i tried to install ubuntu(i tried on every hard drive,by switching them)two of them are not recognized by installator 3rd is being detected but i didint had windows on it and i got 20gb of my baby pics since birth and dont want to loose them.Im trying to solve this whole day(litterally) ,im preety good at windows issues etc but this one killed me,im clueless:confused:My girlfriend is pissed coz she cant do things on pc coz she think i broke it LOOOL!PLEASE HELP PEOPLE!!!!ps.guys if u have any ideas pleas explain them like to 5year old coz im green at ubuntu.I REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP!!!Thanks

darkod
November 19th, 2011, 11:12 PM
First, and for the future, the "no root filesystem" message shows if you are using manual partitioning during the installation (which I prefer) but you did not select where to install. The root partition, mount point /, is the main system partition and you need to select one partition as minimum to be root. The installer can't continue without knowing where to install.

Now for your current problem. If I understood correctly XP doesn't boot now? Is that a new installation or you just resized the partition to 100GB?

Boot the computer with the ubuntu live cd to live mode (Try Ubuntu), and follow the link in my signature to run the boot info script. It will show more details about the system. Post the results here as explained in that link.

Pawels1984
November 19th, 2011, 11:32 PM
hey mate!!thanks 4 quick replay, like i said Ubuntu is totally new for me, i dont even know not how i can chose partition(i know how it sounds:/) all i done was slide that thingy on the bar left or right which i though only says how much space i want to give to each partition(side by side option),and second i downloaded 2 files from link u provided but dont know what to do with em,for me they look like txt files..please be patient ](*,)Ah and ye xp wont boot ,even more strange it wont even go past installation process ,i mean straight after inserting cd and installing it should reboot and carry on after but after rebooting its again going thru same process and again and so on i cant go past 1st phase of installation, right now i chosen to use whole partition for ubuntu installation lets see what will happen..

darkod
November 19th, 2011, 11:51 PM
XP install: You remember that after the first phase and the first reboot, let it boot from the HDD. When the message Press Any Key to boot from CD-ROM shows up, don't press anything. Otherwise yes it will boot from the cd and start the install again. Better yet, during the first reboot take the cd out.

For the boot info script. Did you extract it after downloading? You can right click it and select Extract Here or something like that. Of course, you can do this only from ubuntu, not from windows.

When it is extracted you should end up with like boot_info_script_060.sh or similar file name. Most important, the extension should be .sh

Take a look in which directory is it. Most probably it got downloaded in the Downloads folder. If yes, you can run it in terminal with:

sudo bash boot_info_script*.sh

Depending on the ubuntu version and the layout, you can open terminal from Applications - Accessories or by opening the dash board and searching for Terminal.

The results.txt file will be created in the same folder where the script is. You need to post the content but please include it in cod tags (select the whole text and hit the # button in the toolbar above when creating the post.

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 12:24 AM
hey again mate!! i tried to use that command in terminal u posted:sudo bash boot_info_script*.sh(with * and without,i tried that too:sudo bash ./boot_info_script.sh ,i found it inside the file) but it says "no such a file or directory" but i got that file extracted and it is in download folder ,it created folder boot_info_script060 and i copied those files from this subfolder to download folder coz i thought thats why it cant find it but same thing:/ Regards win installation ,it starting with scaning for hardware instead of standard "press any button" which is strange and when it finish and reboot,its doing it again scaninig for hardware then its going straight into setup after chosing partiton its copying files,reboot and again scaning for hardware(black screen,same as press any button but diffrent dialogue)and that goes in the loop, plus i decided to install ubuntu on whole partition and erase everything from it (thats 2nd option in 10.4) and after reboot(again I/O errors before restart) im getting error "No boot device avaiable" even tho i got 1hdd pluged in and thats 1 partition ubuntu plus it created small one called swap or something,any ideas?

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 12:54 AM
Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011


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

=> Grub2 (v1.97-1.98) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector
1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and
looks in partition 1 for /boot/grub.

sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

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

Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 299,730,943 299,728,896 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 299,732,990 312,498,175 12,765,186 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 299,732,992 312,498,175 12,765,184 82 Linux swap / Solaris


"blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ext4
/dev/sda5 713e8bc5-f552-4b75-bea5-f33f35ef975e swap

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda1 /media/225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/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
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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-33-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ ${timeout} != -1 ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
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 ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== 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/sda1 during installation
UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

128.129829407 = 137.578356736 boot/grub/core.img 1
64.187923431 = 68.921257984 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
128.137290955 = 137.586368512 boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic 1
0.469581604 = 0.504209408 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic 1
128.137290955 = 137.586368512 initrd.img 1
0.469581604 = 0.504209408 vmlinuz 1

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 12:57 AM
i read instruction in that link u send me and managed to do it,sorry it took so long.So is that giving u any info what the $%$^ is going on??Also if i eventually install Ubuntu can i install windows afterwards ?

darkod
November 20th, 2011, 01:03 AM
The results look normal, but on this 160GB disk you have only ubuntu 10.04 installed. I hope this is not the disk where you expect to find windows or any other data because this disk looks like it has only ubuntu on it. It is taking up the whole hdd.

If you boot the computer with only this hdd connected, doesn't it boot ubuntu?

You can also connect the other two hdds too and run the script again with all of them connected so we can see what it finds.

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 01:15 AM
yes there is only ubuntu on it, after rebooting im getting "no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility.I had windows files/folders after 1st phase of instalation but like i said installation wasnt taking me anywhere ,could that be something i done with gParted that win/ubuntu setup is not going thru? Im gonna connect other drives and post results here.be right back!!!

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011


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

=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
=> Grub2 (v1.97-1.98) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks at sector
1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and
looks in partition 1 for /boot/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/mapper/nvidia_debijdba.

sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Mounting failed: fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy

sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed: fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
fuse: mount failed: Device or resource busy
mount: /dev/sda2 already mounted or sda2 busy

sdb1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sdb2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sdb5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sdb3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sdc1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sdc2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sdc5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

nvidia_debijdba1: __________________________________________________ ____________

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: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM /NTBOOTDD.SYS

nvidia_debijdba2: __________________________________________________ ____________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files:

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

Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 310019 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 204,802,047 204,800,000 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 204,812,685 312,496,379 107,683,695 83 Linux


Drive: sdb __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 484521 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 63 222,580,733 222,580,671 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdb2 222,580,734 488,396,799 265,816,066 5 Extended
Extended partition linking to another extended partition.
/dev/sdb5 222,580,736 227,465,215 4,884,480 83 Linux
Empty Partition.
/dev/sdb3 391,071,744 484,321,279 93,249,536 83 Linux

/dev/sdb2 overlaps with /dev/sdb3

Drive: sdc __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 2,048 299,730,943 299,728,896 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 299,732,990 312,498,175 12,765,186 5 Extended
/dev/sdc5 299,732,992 312,498,175 12,765,184 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: nvidia_debijdba __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/mapper/nvidia_debijdba: 160.0 GB, 159999998976 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 310019 cylinders, total 312499998 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/mapper/nvidia_debijdba1 * 2,048 204,802,047 204,800,000 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/mapper/nvidia_debijdba2 204,812,685 312,496,379 107,683,695 83 Linux


"blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 381C9C861C9C40B4 ntfs
/dev/sda2 d5a2b381-a159-4f1e-88ea-b463e3cc3f9e ext3
/dev/sdb1 2418918F1891609A ntfs
/dev/sdb3 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 ext4
/dev/sdb5 cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021 ext4
/dev/sdc1 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ext4
/dev/sdc5 713e8bc5-f552-4b75-bea5-f33f35ef975e swap

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)


================================ sdb1/boot.ini: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=signature(c5b6c5b6)disk(2)rdisk(0)partitio n(1)\WINDOWS.0
[operating systems]
signature(c5b6c5b6)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WIN DOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=========================== sdb5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/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
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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-33-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,9)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (on /dev/sda5)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (on /dev/sda7)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 839c0375-29d1-4199-8b96-c02426c313b2
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=839c0375-29d1-4199-8b96-c02426c313b2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 839c0375-29d1-4199-8b96-c02426c313b2
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=839c0375-29d1-4199-8b96-c02426c313b2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
### 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 ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sdb5/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/sda9 during installation
UUID=cc5ee8e0-e7a9-4d44-8dfb-3af1c4e93021 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda10 during installation
UUID=c54ac7ad-62de-4c1c-9cc0-03e22b00e613 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdb5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

108.430801392 = 116.426686464 boot/grub/core.img 1
107.972114563 = 115.934175232 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
106.892219543 = 114.774646784 boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic 1
108.451026917 = 116.448403456 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic 1
106.892219543 = 114.774646784 initrd.img 1
108.451026917 = 116.448403456 vmlinuz 1

=========================== sdb3/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/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
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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-33-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd2,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ ${timeout} != -1 ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
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 ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sdb3/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/sdc5 during installation
UUID=83332024-01aa-4869-86c2-599f9e419937 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdc6 during installation
UUID=07fd7c48-6c9b-4427-83d6-ed52f593c7bf none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdb3: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

214.610157013 = 230.435901440 boot/grub/core.img 1
214.610160828 = 230.435905536 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
214.617832184 = 230.444142592 boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic 1
214.608753204 = 230.434394112 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic 1
214.617832184 = 230.444142592 initrd.img 1
214.608753204 = 230.434394112 vmlinuz 1

=========================== sdc1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/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
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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-33-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic root=UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ ${timeout} != -1 ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
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 ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sdc1/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/sda1 during installation
UUID=225a85d2-3600-4c29-be08-cd0f0bf20a5b / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sdc1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

128.129829407 = 137.578356736 boot/grub/core.img 1
64.187923431 = 68.921257984 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
128.137290955 = 137.586368512 boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic 1
0.469581604 = 0.504209408 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic 1
128.137290955 = 137.586368512 initrd.img 1
0.469581604 = 0.504209408 vmlinuz 1

========================== nvidia_debijdba1/boot.ini: ==========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=signature(ab0ed040)disk(0)rdisk(0)partitio n(1)\WINDOWS.0
[operating systems]
signature(ab0ed040)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WIN DOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
signature(20db0f21)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WIN DOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown BootLoader on sdb2

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00000010 1e 9e 74 65 5a ef e1 5a 53 2b 5b ef c1 00 60 1f |..teZ..ZS+[...`.|
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00000030 f4 bf 6e 78 58 b8 f6 d7 ca 1c 00 50 32 13 a5 a2 |..nxX......P2...|
00000040 5d 8e 3a 3c bc fd 18 5f e5 84 a3 ac b7 a5 f1 35 |].:<..._.......5|
00000050 39 a3 f6 4b 23 c9 6c 19 16 74 5a ec c0 0b 64 05 |9..K#.l..tZ...d.|
00000060 bd 79 05 fb 20 a6 da de c7 84 94 80 2c c5 87 04 |.y.. .......,...|
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000000a0 7b 9e d8 37 18 86 3a ac 04 1a 18 07 4a 03 02 d9 |{..7..:.....J...|
000000b0 d2 84 eb 06 3b f3 15 98 f1 6d d3 d8 bf cd ca 3a |....;....m.....:|
000000c0 91 53 0a ce 6c 90 23 fd b7 7f 52 9c 7f 28 5b 96 |.S..l.#...R..([.|
000000d0 73 87 63 6d 6e 6b a4 4f ed eb 28 2e 1e e6 a8 ba |s.cmnk.O..(.....|
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00000200


=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda
ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda
ERROR: creating degraded mirror mapping for "nvidia_debijdba"
ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda
ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda
ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 01:32 AM
all done..is that giving u any ideas??:-k

darkod
November 20th, 2011, 01:46 AM
OK, that's one huge chaos. Lets go step by step.

It seems there is raid meta data present on /dev/sda (one of the 160GB disks).
ERROR: nvidia: wrong # of devices in RAID set "nvidia_debijdba" [1/2] on /dev/sda

Were you using the 160GB disks in raid array with windows XP installed on them or not?

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 02:00 AM
like i posted on the begining mate, after one of my failed ubuntu installations ,i couldnt chose windows anymore(in dual boot),cant chose anything really atm, i still got it on hdd but i cant run it,plus that hard drive was disconected when i was trying to install ubuntu most recently.what should i do now?..sorry its late and im knackered cant even read properly, yes one of 160gb disks had windows on it and it is very likely it was set to raid in bios(i changed that earlier today)

darkod
November 20th, 2011, 02:06 AM
I understand, but answering the question will help us all. The raid meta data on the disk might be from earlier use of raid that you don't care about, or it might be from current raid array that has been broken without intention. Which one is it?
Forget about the ubuntu installs that didn't finish, and that windows can't boot.
When it was booting were you running it on a raid1 array or not?

And by the way, one reason why the first install of ubuntu didn't work might be if you tried installing it on a raid array. You use different procedure to install on raid. Stick to the above question for now.

darkod
November 20th, 2011, 02:09 AM
sorry its late and im knackered cant even read properly, yes one of 160gb disks had windows on it and it is very likely it was set to raid in bios(i changed that earlier today)

Yeah, but was the raid array created first and then XP installed? Because simply changing the option in bios does not mean you have the OS installed on raid. You need to first make the array and then install the OS on it.

Pawels1984
November 20th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Darko U R THE MAN, i fixed it thanks to u mate!!!! i turned off raid and acitvated all drives ,and now i got like 6 ubuntu's to chose from and win xp but this one is not working coz of hardware change, but that aint a problem at last im not booting up from cd loool:DI tell u man u deserve a medal or at least :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:U rock man:guitar: In fact my friend,if u pm me ur adress im gonna send u something to show u my graditude(seriously).Thanks a lot and take care

darkod
November 20th, 2011, 02:30 AM
OK, glad you got it going. However, there are still issues. :)

The 250GB disk has overlapping partitions (taking the same space). Long term, that's a bomb waiting to go off. The first partition on that disk is approx 110GB ntfs partition. I don't know if that holds important data.

If it does, I would try opening it from ubuntu or XP, and copying the data on external HDD, to be safe. Then I would use Gparted in ubuntu (you might need to install it) to create a new empty partition table. Then create one ntfs partition with the size you want, you might as well use the whole disk as one single ntfs partition. After that you can copy the data back.

If you need to install Gparted you can do it in terminal with:
sudo apt-get install gparted

I guess the ubuntu that is working now is from the third disk (/dev/sdc) because that's the only that looked OK.

Most important now is to make backup of your data, because there are still things to sort out. Then you can begin sorting them out one by one. Feel free to ask for help here.