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September 23rd, 2008, 03:27 PM
I had a problem and I needed to change the "primary" partition where Ubuntu was to a "logical" partition.

I had to change Grub to load Windows and Ubuntu and now, I can see the Ubuntu splash but the line that shows if it is charging only moves from left to right and rtoleft, but it doesn't change the OS itself.

My grub.list is (made with wifiway)

gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.wifiway
default = 0
timeout = 10
# Archivos de configuracion del GRUB '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# Creado por by 'hadrianweb' a dia de mar 23 sep 2008 13:01:51 CEST
# La copia antigua de tu MBR esta en '/dev/hda' is
# here '/boot/grub/mbr.hda.4531'. You can restore it like this.
# dd if=mbr.hda.4531 of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
# Comienzo de la seccion global del GRUB
#timeout 30
#color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Other bootable partition config begins
title Windows on (/dev/hda2)
map (hd0,0) (hd0,1)
map (hd0,1) (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
# Other bootable partition config ends
# Comienzo de la configuracion del grub para wifiway-1.X

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin

# Configuracion del grub para wifiway-1.x terminada

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot!

September 23rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
sudo fdisk -lu
And if you can; a screenshot of Gparted

September 24th, 2008, 12:25 AM
wifiway:~# fdisk -lu

Disco /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 12161 cilindros, 195371568 sectores en total
Unidades = sectores de 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/hda1 63 8177084 4088511 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/hda2 * 8177085 90172844 40997880 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 90172845 195366464 52596810 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 90172908 191928554 50877823+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 191928618 195366464 1718923+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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September 24th, 2008, 12:49 AM
hda5 IS a logical partition. Get Super Grub and see if you can boot Ubuntu:

September 24th, 2008, 11:26 AM
I think I have some errors in my File System.

I'm doing right now a e2fsck -f -y /dev/hda5

Do you know how much time it will take to complete the task? Because I think there are lots of errors on inodes.

September 24th, 2008, 12:33 PM
It takes a while.

September 24th, 2008, 12:37 PM
^ Yes, it takes a long long long long time. You may not have Filesystem errors tho, since, from my understanding, you just installed. Grub may be somehow loading Ubuntu wrong or something.

September 24th, 2008, 12:51 PM
hours? days?

it's a 50GB partition

can I stop it and continue in the future? thanks!!