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Thread: fd1 cannot get c/h/s values

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Unhappy fd1 cannot get c/h/s values, "grub rescue>", no such device

    Hello from a first-time-Ubuntu-install person

    I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an XP machine from the Live disk. Since then I haven't been able to boot at all.

    I either get to the
    "error: no such device: acc09210- ...
    grub rescue>"

    or I get the

    "fd1 cannot get C/H/S values "

    I have found some postings about similar issues but after trying many of the solutions (without really understanding what I was doing) I still have not resolved the problem.

    after typing "ls" at the "grub rescue>" I got
    (hd0) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) (fd0) (fd1)
    error: fd1 cannot get C/H/S values
    grub rescue>
    Please help me resolve this. I need my computer back.


    Seemingly similar posts, but not solutions yet
    fd1 cannot get C/H/S values

    Messed up bootloader
    Last edited by webmanoffesto; May 21st, 2010 at 09:00 PM. Reason: to be more precise

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Re: fd1 cannot get c/h/s values

    Following a suggestion at

    Running from the Live Disk I did
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    and the result was

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x15af38ba

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 13386 107523013+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 13387 38912 205037595 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 13387 38912 205037563+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    the result of
    "ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid"
    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="System" UUID="B244190F4418D7C5" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="Data" UUID="78BC606DBC6027B8" TYPE="ntfs"

    I am anxiously awaiting assistance from the Ubuntu community.

    Still no response so I posted to
    Last edited by webmanoffesto; May 22nd, 2010 at 06:59 AM.

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