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archp2009
January 30th, 2015, 01:06 AM
I have a very complex multiboot setup. I just attempted to add one more flavor of Ubuntu but I was unable to type a user name etc when I got to this point. I pressed back and was still unable to get keyboard to work or to be detected. I have never had this happen before. I am leaving my computer turned on in this state as neither back or continue will respond nor keyboard. I am using a standard ps3 keyboard. I tried a cheap usb keyboard as well. What can I do now?

archp2009
January 30th, 2015, 02:23 AM
I hit reset went back into live cd and ran gparted. It said overlapping partitions. Didn't see that before. I deleted the new partition that was created in the first half of the attempted installation of Gnome 14.10. Grub was not overwritten so no problems getting back in to the other stuff. How do I detect/fix the overlapping partition. With regard to the keyboard issue the keyboard plug may have been half way out.

archp2009
January 30th, 2015, 03:58 PM
arch@arch-System-Product-Name:~ > sudo fdisk -lu
[sudo] password for arch:

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5d7d47e1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 287547434 143773686 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 287547435 532876049 122664307+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 532876050 778204664 122664307+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 778204666 1953520064 587657699+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 778204729 1953520064 587657668 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc4102f2e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 203929110 469740599 132905745 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2 469756658 687919364 109081353+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb3 687919428 893358584 102719578+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb4 65 1250258624 625129280 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 128 203929109 101964491 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb6 893374708 1250258624 178441958+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2b7fa170

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 2048 29296969 14647461 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 29298686 625141759 297921537 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdc5 29298688 39452671 5076992 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdc6 39454720 82075647 21310464 83 Linux
/dev/sdc7 82077696 123844607 20883456 83 Linux
/dev/sdc8 123846656 154687487 15420416 83 Linux
/dev/sdc9 154689536 185438207 15374336 83 Linux
/dev/sdc10 185440256 218402815 16481280 83 Linux
/dev/sdc11 218404864 259851374 20723255+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdc12 259852288 290758655 15453184 83 Linux
/dev/sdc13 290760704 331900927 20570112 83 Linux
/dev/sdc14 331902976 366860287 17478656 83 Linux
/dev/sdc15 402123072 625141759 111509344 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
arch@arch-System-Product-Name:~ >

archp2009
January 31st, 2015, 03:55 AM
sdc5 (swap) appears to have almost the same start point as sdc2. Ubuntu Gnome chose and formatted this swap partition automatically during the partial installation. I did not manually choose any swap partition because I know there already was one there. I'm not immediately sure what sdc2 was previously if it was not a swap partition.

archp2009
January 31st, 2015, 04:23 AM
I just had a look at my grub in Grub Customizer and it shows that my 10 linux distros are installed on sdc1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, 13, and 15. I don't know why no entry is shown in the grub menu for sdc14 and I don't know why sdc2 and sdc5 were created nor why sdc3 and sdc4 are not enumerated by fdisk.

archp2009
January 31st, 2015, 05:36 PM
I ignored the overlapping swap partition and reinstalled Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 without incident. I don't know if the overlapping partition will cause problems down the road or not.