View Full Version : New install 14.04LTS "bad partition table"

January 20th, 2015, 06:42 PM
OK so I have a dell latitude E5440 which I just upgraded to an SSD. I have to use full disk encryption due to work regulations, so I installed using the mini.iso via a USB stick that I created with unetbootin and did LVM with full disk encryption. The install worked just fine, but when I rebooted the laptop said "invalid partition table." Hrm. So I tried to boot again from the USB stick and this time it booted normally and "/" is the encrypted internal SSD. So it looks like grub installed to the USB stick instead of the internal drive.

So I tried "sudo install-grub /dev/sda" and that worked but when I reboot still "invalid partition table."

here is what mount looks like currently:

/dev/mapper/warezportable--vg-root on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ben)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/ben/A1FD-2677 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed ,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2)

What can I do here? Booting always with this 4GB thumb drive seems impractical at best.