Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Can't Boot w/o First Using Live CD... Other Problems...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    132

    Can't Boot w/o First Using Live CD... Other Problems...

    Hi, Everyone... [NOTE Contents of grub.cfg on my system appears following narrative--if that helps.]

    I must first admit that I posted this particular problem to these forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...87#post9200087 However, I guess I have met my match--I really find it difficult to follow some instructions, and find that I lose patience when things get too technical. So, I apologize to those who have provided excellent advice, which I just found a bit beyond my reach.

    I installed Lucid to a 500GB blank drive after running Karmic for about 6 mos. (and being satisfied w/ it ). The live CD install for Lucid partitioned the drive into two, roughly, 250GB partitions, of which one now runs Lucid. I spent the typical amount of time installing Ubuntu restricted extras, Java, etc....

    I have two basic problems now. First, I cannot boot into Lucid unless I use the live CD for Karmic, because that CD grants a "boot from first disk" option. If I don't use a live CD all I get is a GRUB instruction on a black screen for "Press enter to boot from CD", or something like that. If I do not press enter then I get a system disk error.

    Secondly, I cannot use my DVD player and posted this problem to these forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...20#post9185520 This did not resolve the issue. The upshot is that I cannot load and play a CD/DVD of ANY type unless I reboot the system. Once I sign on to the Net, or wait a while, or whatever the system will not recognize the DVD unit or a disk entered into it. (NOTE: I have installed libdvdcss2.)


    Is there any way that I can simply reinstall Lucid WITHOUT having to rebuild the system again? Is there anyway to reinstall GRUB so that I might be able to boot without a live CD? Is there anyway to recapture DVD capability in my system?

    Karmic was a breeze--it dual booted Windows and ran flawlessly. Lucid has been a nightmare of sorts--insofar as these types of problems can be considered significant (which they really aren't in the big scheme of things). I have spent a good effort over the last couple of years proselytizing for Linux/Ubuntu, and now I feel that I can't make the system work, either.

    Thanks so much to all that have read or contributed to this request for help.

    Sincerely, Casp

    Contents of grub.cfg:

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-22-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7711f358-cec4-43d4-9e15-9131e5ee6e7e
    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 ###
    Last edited by casparov; May 7th, 2010 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Forgot to use screen name

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •