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  1. #1
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    Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    Hello I started running Ubuntu after my Windows completely crashed. Since my initial hard drive was overly full, Ubuntu was installed on an external hard drive. This week, I was searching for a file and discovered it was probably still on my original hard drive. Problem is I have no idea how to access the original drive from Ubuntu. Anyway long story short, I was trying to create a Windows boot disk when I discovered Ubuntu had too little disk space. I figured I could repartition from the LiveCD and accidentally ended up reinstalling Ubuntu. Now nothing works.

    sudo fdisk -l yields this

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdc: 18.2 GB, 18210036736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2213 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: 0x00000080

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 * 1 1025 8233281 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc2 1026 2213 9542579+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdc5 1026 2213 9542578+ 7 HPFS/NTFS


    and sudo blkid yields this

    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="LaCie" UUID="D4F80E89F80E69D6" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sdb1: LABEL="FREECOM HDD" UUID="11FA-084A" TYPE="vfat"
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdb6: UUID="512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sdb7: UUID="0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sdc1: UUID="c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038" TYPE="ext2"
    /dev/sdc5: LABEL="Dexter" UUID="3C78C41478C3CABA" TYPE="ntfs"

    I foolishly followed someone's advice to do this sudo lilo command and it seemed to just make things worse.

    So my questions are as follows (in order of importance):

    -How do I get my original Ubuntu install to start up again?
    - What is the right way to fix the partitions? I think I had some luck with GParted.
    - Will booting from a Windows start disk help me to get back to my original hard drive and retrieve some data?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    -How do I get my original Ubuntu install to start up again?
    - What is the right way to fix the partitions? I think I had some luck with GParted.
    - Will booting from a Windows start disk help me to get back to my original hard drive and retrieve some data?
    1. I see that you have two partitions titled ext4. These are both probably your two ubuntu installs. Try entering both to see if either both work or one. Either way your probably looking at deleting some partitions and removing lilo amongst other stuff.
    2. Use gparted via the livecd. How you managed to get into the installer for partitioning is beyond me!!
    3. You can install ubuntu to an external hdd, boot to that drive and still reach your windows drive from within ubuntu. In your Places tab you should see the other harddrive. By clicking on it you will mount it and have full access to it. Matter fact you can use the livecd on the system without even booting into the external hdd to reach the data on the windows drive.

    I foolishly followed someone's advice to do this sudo lilo command and it seemed to just make things worse.
    Yea you probably did as lilo is another bootloader but your not trying to remove grub so there was no need to even come to lilo.


    So to start fixing your issue:
    1. Plug in the external hdd that is housing ubuntu.
    2. Boot to the livecd. (unless you can boot to ubuntu in which skip this step.)
    3. Come back to the forums on this post and download the bootinfoscript in my signature.
    4. This script will produce a file title: RESULTS.txt.
    5. Paste that txt document to this topic so we can see all of what is going on with the harddrive partitions.
    Last edited by stlsaint; July 27th, 2010 at 03:50 PM.
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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    Ok, this is what is in RESULTS. Hope it makes sense to someone....Thanks!

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
    partition #8 for /boot/grub.
    => Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
    => Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

    sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: MSWIN4.1: Fat 32
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:

    sdb5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdb6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdb7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdb8: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext2
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdc2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdc5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sdc5 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    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

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 1,951,736,849 1,951,736,787 7 HPFS/NTFS


    Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdb1 * 63 278,193,591 278,193,529 6 FAT16
    /dev/sdb2 287,045,630 312,580,095 25,534,466 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 294,567,840 303,321,583 8,753,744 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6 312,125,440 312,580,095 454,656 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb7 287,045,632 294,391,124 7,345,493 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb8 303,323,136 312,111,103 8,787,968 83 Linux


    Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sdc: 18.2 GB, 18210036736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2213 cylinders, total 35566478 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdc1 * 63 16,466,624 16,466,562 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc2 16,466,686 35,551,844 19,085,159 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
    /dev/sdc5 16,466,688 35,551,844 19,085,157 7 HPFS/NTFS


    blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/loop0 squashfs
    /dev/sda1 D4F80E89F80E69D6 ntfs LaCie
    /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb1 11FA-084A vfat FREECOM HDD
    /dev/sdb2: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb5 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ext4
    /dev/sdb6 512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59 swap
    /dev/sdb7 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 ext4
    /dev/sdb8 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76 ext4
    /dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdc1 c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ext2
    /dev/sdc2: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdc5 3C78C41478C3CABA ntfs Dexter
    /dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"

    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    aufs / aufs (rw)
    /dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)
    /dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sdb1 /media/FREECOM HDD vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=999,gid=999,sh ortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush)
    /dev/sda1 /media/LaCie fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_ permissions)


    =========================== sdb5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b 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='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b 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='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)" {
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 13896e8aa5b0cb51
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdb5/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
    UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    =================== sdb5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    152.7GB: boot/grub/core.img
    150.9GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    152.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    152.7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    152.9GB: initrd.img
    152.7GB: vmlinuz

    =========================== sdb7/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 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='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 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='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdb7/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
    UUID=0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
    UUID=9a1c02c2-35b1-4186-a2c7-672c3f04c7b0 none swap sw 0 0

    =================== sdb7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    150.5GB: boot/grub/core.img
    150.5GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    150.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    150.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    150.6GB: initrd.img
    150.5GB: vmlinuz

    =========================== sdb8/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76 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='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76 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='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sdb5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdb5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sdb7)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdb7)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=0e0edcf8-c150-44b5-8f0f-42b7f4bcb8a0 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdb8/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sdb8 during installation
    UUID=4ed45b4b-9ca4-4a51-900e-a48800466b76 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59 none swap sw 0 0

    =================== sdb8: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    158.1GB: boot/grub/core.img
    159.3GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    159.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    159.3GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    159.4GB: initrd.img
    159.3GB: vmlinuz

    =========================== sdc1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-23-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdc1/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    /dev/sdc1 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59 none swap sw 0 0

    =================== sdc1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    7.8GB: boot/grub/core.img
    7.8GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    7.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    7.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    7.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    7.7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic
    7.8GB: initrd.img
    7.6GB: initrd.img.old
    7.7GB: vmlinuz
    7.8GB: vmlinuz.old
    =========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

    Unknown BootLoader on sdb2

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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    Are you on a desktop or laptop? I see many issues that i will address after i see what system you are on!
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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    I'm on a desktop.

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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    i've got a similar problem.

    tried installing ideneb 10.5.5 onto a partition on my hd.

    just deleted the partition with Grub.

    BUT the system keeps launching Chameleon...and then just goes onto ideneb (some restart system window which i can not progress past).

    Gparted showed that my original Ubuntu is still there. I just don't know how to launch it - god, i miss my Ubuntu.

    I swear, if i can get back into my Ubuntu i won't be bothering with any other operating system!!

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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    I haven't had the need for it, but I thought you could boot the livecd and run update-grub and reboot.

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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    Issue#1:
    Code:
    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in 
    partition #8 for /boot/grub.
    => Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
    => Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc
    You have two bootloaders installed. Grub2 and Lilo. Grub2 is what you should be using which is on /dev/sda which is your primary/master hdd in system. the other two drives (unless you specifically want this) do not need to have a bootloader on them. Grub2 can handle chainloading over to windows if needed.Remove lilo!!

    Issue#2: on /sda1 you have your windows xp but without nowhere to boot to! Check out the last line starrting with Boot files...
    Code:
    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:
    There should be some windows directory locations there. Not that big an issue as like i said grub2 can hand over the bootloading process to windows and let windows do its thing if need be but since you dont have anything in grub2 neither showing chainloading to windows im lead to believe that windows is faulty and needs to be repaired!

    Issue#3:
    You have two installs on /sdb and /sdc. One was the original and im assuming the other is the one you tried to fix but ended up installing. It is fine to dual boot two ubuntu' releases, (i do) but there are some things you need to do first.


    Fix:
    1. Remove lilo from your other two drives.
    a. After you remove lilo than in a terminal run:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    2. If you dont want to have two ubuntu installs than format the partition on that drive that is housing ubuntu...here ill help ya...
    Ubuntu is installed on:
    /dev/sdb5 and /dev/sdb7 and /dev/sdb8 also something of ubuntu on /dev/sdc1.

    My Recommendation: Since you are farily new i would suggest you backup all files of those drives and format the ubuntu drives and reinstall ubuntu. Than get a windows xp recovery disc and repair windows if you want a dual boot. But if you do opt for the dual boot and you repair windows than you may need to reinstall grub2 to MBR! Please see the GRUB2 link in my signature for that!
    Last edited by stlsaint; July 27th, 2010 at 06:58 PM.
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  9. #9
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by stlsaint View Post
    Issue#1: Remove lilo!!
    Ok, done.

    Issue#2: im lead to believe that windows is faulty and needs to be repaired!
    I am trying to get my hands on a Windows XP disk, that should solve it, right?

    Fix:
    1. Remove lilo from your other two drives.
    a. After you remove lilo than in a terminal run:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    I get this when I type that in.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub
    /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted
    ?).
    I think I may be missing something there...

    My Recommendation: Since you are farily new i would suggest you backup all files of those drives and format the ubuntu drives and reinstall ubuntu. Than get a windows xp recovery disc and repair windows if you want a dual boot.
    Yeah, I am gonna just backup all the data on that drive, format the sucker and reinstall. I was hoping there'd be an easier way. Ah well, chalk it up experience I guess...

    Thanks a bunch!

  10. #10
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    Re: Grub2 problems - Ubuntu won't start

    OK , I'm hoping you're still around stlsaint because things have gone from bad to worse.

    I put in the LiveCD and told it to go ahead and install on the entire drive. I get the cheery message that everything is installed. The system resets and brings me to a blank screen with just one tiny cursor blinking at me. On reboot I get a "no boot signature in partition". Here's what I got from Bootinfo

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
    partition #1 for /boot/grub.
    => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
    => Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

    sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdb2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:

    sdb5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdc1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext2
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdc2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdc5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sdc5 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    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

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 1,951,736,849 1,951,736,787 7 HPFS/NTFS


    Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdb1 2,048 306,620,415 306,618,368 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 306,622,462 312,580,095 5,957,634 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 306,622,464 312,580,095 5,957,632 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    Drive: sdc ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sdc: 18.2 GB, 18210036736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2213 cylinders, total 35566478 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdc1 * 63 16,466,624 16,466,562 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc2 16,466,686 35,551,844 19,085,159 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
    /dev/sdc5 16,466,688 35,551,844 19,085,157 7 HPFS/NTFS


    blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/loop0 squashfs
    /dev/sda1 D4F80E89F80E69D6 ntfs LaCie
    /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb1 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911 ext4
    /dev/sdb2: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb5 05e6e6ab-5bc1-448e-8d2c-09c93493b56d swap
    /dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdc1 c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ext2
    /dev/sdc2: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdc5 3C78C41478C3CABA ntfs Dexter
    /dev/sdc: PTTYPE="dos"

    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    aufs / aufs (rw)
    /dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)
    /dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sdb1 /media/9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911 ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)


    =========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b953829-c630-49a8-a136-a7089d1d8911
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc1)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdb1/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    /dev/sdb1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/sdb5 none swap sw 0 0

    =================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    4.4GB: boot/grub/core.img
    97.0GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    4.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    4.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    4.4GB: initrd.img
    4.4GB: vmlinuz

    =========================== sdc1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### 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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    set locale_dir=($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 2.6.32-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-23-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038 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='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c02941b0-5a56-44e7-b0c2-793526ff7038
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=8c82ee74-dc7f-417f-98a1-b72466a5178b ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdc1/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    /dev/sdc1 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=512d66c6-bc66-430a-8413-5791c7289e59 none swap sw 0 0

    =================== sdc1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    7.8GB: boot/grub/core.img
    7.8GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    7.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    7.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic
    7.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    7.7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic
    7.8GB: initrd.img
    7.6GB: initrd.img.old
    7.7GB: vmlinuz
    7.8GB: vmlinuz.old
    =========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

    Unknown BootLoader on sdb2

    00000000 ed 81 00 00 1c 45 00 00 29 44 bf 4b 8e 3f 3e 4c |.....E..)D.K.?>L|
    00000010 29 44 bf 4b 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 28 00 00 00 |)D.K........(...|
    00000020 00 00 08 00 01 00 00 00 0a f3 01 00 04 00 00 00 |................|
    00000030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 4b 2a 02 00 |............K*..|
    00000040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    *
    00000060 00 00 00 00 d8 cf 24 79 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |......$y........|
    00000070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    00000080 1c 00 00 00 50 c0 ac 45 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |....P..E........|
    00000090 8e 3f 3e 4c 08 5b e1 3e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.?>L.[.>........|
    000000a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    *
    00000100 ed 81 00 00 e4 34 00 00 29 44 bf 4b 8e 3f 3e 4c |.....4..)D.K.?>L|
    00000110 29 44 bf 4b 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 20 00 00 00 |)D.K........ ...|
    00000120 00 00 08 00 01 00 00 00 0a f3 01 00 04 00 00 00 |................|
    00000130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 50 2a 02 00 |............P*..|
    00000140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    *
    00000160 00 00 00 00 d9 cf 24 79 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |......$y........|
    00000170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    00000180 1c 00 00 00 50 c0 ac 45 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |....P..E........|
    00000190 8e 3f 3e 4c 50 c0 ac 45 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |.?>LP..E........|
    000001a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    000001b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fe |................|
    000001c0 ff ff 82 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 e8 5a 00 00 00 |............Z...|
    000001d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    *
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200
    This leads me to believe that there are no boot files on sdb or sdc. Why is this the case? Shouldn't the Ubuntu install have sorted this all out?

    Im also not sure why Lilo is still on sdc...hmmm. HELP!

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