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    Boot problem after install

    I still cannot boot after a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04. I have tried boot-repair without success. (I've installed and used Linux since the very earliest releases in the mid-90s, so I'm feeling particularly troubled by this problem...)

    Here's what was posted to pastebin:

    Code:
    Boot Info Script 0.60    from 17 May 2011
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
     => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:   According to the info in the boot sector, sda1 has 0 
                           sectors.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 11.04
        Boot files:        /etc/fstab
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18
        Boot sector info:   Syslinux looks at sector 520 of /dev/sdb1 for its 
                           second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the  directory. 
                           No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux/syslinux.cfg /ldlinux.sys
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1                   1   976,773,167   976,773,167  ee GPT
    
    
    GUID Partition Table detected.
    
    Partition    Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors System
    /dev/sda1              34        39,096        39,063 EFI System partition
    /dev/sda2          39,097   968,744,175   968,705,079 EFI System partition
    /dev/sda3     968,744,176   976,773,118     8,028,943 Swap partition (Linux)
    
    Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1006 MB, 1006108672 bytes
    24 heads, 23 sectors/track, 3559 cylinders, total 1965056 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1    *            248     1,965,055     1,964,808   6 FAT16
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda1        3E7D-3A4E                              vfat       
    /dev/sda2        35ced8ec-85b9-4aef-80a1-9cd880a920e6   ext4       
    /dev/sda3        dfb1f846-6422-4ddc-8147-07d16d7248cb   swap       
    /dev/sdb1        E0FD-1813                              vfat       PENDRIVE
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
    
    
    =============================== sda2/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/sda2 during installation
    UUID=35ced8ec-85b9-4aef-80a1-9cd880a920e6 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=3E7D-3A4E  /boot/efi       vfat    defaults        0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
    UUID=dfb1f846-6422-4ddc-8147-07d16d7248cb none            swap    sw              0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
       1.526936054 = 1.639535104    boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic               2
      32.151459217 = 34.522366464   boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic                  1
       1.526936054 = 1.639535104    initrd.img                                     2
      32.151459217 = 34.522366464   vmlinuz                                        1
    
    =========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
        set gfxmode=auto
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod gfxterm
        terminal_output gfxterm
    fi
    
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    
    menuentry "Try Ubuntu without installing" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    menuentry "Install Ubuntu" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    menuentry "Check disc for defects" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ========================= sdb1/syslinux/syslinux.cfg: ==========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # D-I config version 2.0
    include menu.cfg
    default vesamenu.c32
    prompt 0
    timeout 50
    
    # If you would like to use the new menu and be presented with the option to install or run from USB at startup, remove # from the following line. This line was commented out (by request of many) to allow the old menu to be presented and to enable booting straight into the Live Environment! 
    # ui gfxboot bootlogo
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                ?? = ??             boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
    
    ================= sdb1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                ?? = ??             ldlinux.sys                                    1
                ?? = ??             syslinux/gfxboot.c32                           1
                ?? = ??             syslinux/syslinux.cfg                          1
                ?? = ??             syslinux/vesamenu.c32                          1
    
    ============== sdb1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============
    
     syslinux/gfxboot.c32               :  COM32R module (v4.xx)
     syslinux/vesamenu.c32              :  COM32R module (v4.xx)
    
    
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
    **************** log of boot-repair 2011-09-23__19h24 ****************
    boot-repair version : 3-0ppa7~natty
    clean-ubiquity-common version : 3-0ppa6~natty
    internet: connected
    boot-repair-common version : 3.0-0ppa7~natty
    LIVESESSION is : yes
    BYTES_BEFORE_PART[1] (sda) = 34 sectors * 512 bytes = 17408 bytes.
    OSPROBER: /dev/sda2:Ubuntu 11.04 (11.04):Ubuntu:linux
    BLKID: /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/sda1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="3E7D-3A4E" TYPE="vfat"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="35ced8ec-85b9-4aef-80a1-9cd880a920e6" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="dfb1f846-6422-4ddc-8147-07d16d7248cb" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sdb1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="PENDRIVE" UUID="E0FD-1813" TYPE="vfat"
    sda2 contains Ubuntu 11.04 (linux)
    1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 0 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.
    Total of 1 OS detected on sda disk.
    sda contains minimum one OS
    EFI_OF_PART[2]  (# )
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    FDISK
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x00000000
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1006 MB, 1006108672 bytes
    24 heads, 23 sectors/track, 3559 cylinders, total 1965056 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: 0x04030201
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *         248     1965055      982404    6  FAT16
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x00000000
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    LIST_GPTPART[1] is 1 (sda1 , sda)
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1006 MB, 1006108672 bytes
    24 heads, 23 sectors/track, 3559 cylinders, total 1965056 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: 0x04030201
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *         248     1965055      982404    6  FAT16
    sda1 : sda, is-maybe-sepboot, no-grub, no-aptget, 32, no boot, /mnt/clean/sda1, no-os, gpt, no-fstab.
    sda2 : sda, not-sepboot, grub, aptget, 64, with boot, /mnt/clean/sda2, with-os, no-gpt, fstab-efi.
    PARTED: Model: ATA ST3500514NS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: gpt
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
    1      17.4kB  20.0MB  20.0MB  fat16                 boot
    2      20.0MB  496GB   496GB   ext4                  boot
    3      496GB   500GB   4111MB  linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    Model: Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1006MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start  End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
    1      127kB  1006MB  1006MB  primary  fat16        boot
    MOUNT aufs on / type aufs (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    /dev/sdb1 on /cdrom type vfat (ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
    /dev/sda1 on /mnt/clean/sda1 type vfat (rw)
    /dev/sda2 on /mnt/clean/sda2 type ext4 (rw)
    /sys/block/sda:  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /sys/block/sdb:  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sdb1 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /sys/block/sr0:  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /dev:  agpgart autofs block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri dvd ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse hidraw0 hidraw1 hpet input kmsg log mapper mcelog mem net network_latency network_throughput null oldmem pktcdvd port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 scd0 sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sdb sdb1 sg0 sg1 sg2 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout tpm0 uinput urandom usbmon0 usbmon1 usbmon2 vga_arbiter zero
    /dev/mapper:  control
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    DF Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs          aufs    1.9G  101M  1.8G   6% /
    none      devtmpfs    1.9G  656K  1.9G   1% /dev
    /dev/sdb1     vfat    960M  702M  258M  74% /cdrom
    /dev/loop0
    squashfs    665M  665M     0 100% /rofs
    none         tmpfs    1.9G  112K  1.9G   1% /dev/shm
    tmpfs        tmpfs    1.9G  184K  1.9G   1% /tmp
    none         tmpfs    1.9G   92K  1.9G   1% /var/run
    none         tmpfs    1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /var/lock
    /dev/sda1     vfat     19M  127K   19M   1% /mnt/clean/sda1
    /dev/sda2     ext4    455G  3.1G  429G   1% /mnt/clean/sda2
    FDISK
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 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: 0x00000000
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1006 MB, 1006108672 bytes
    24 heads, 23 sectors/track, 3559 cylinders, total 1965056 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: 0x04030201
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *         248     1965055      982404    6  FAT16
    Logs saved into /mnt/clean/sda2/var/log/clean/log/2011-09-23__19h24boot-repair51
    combobox_ostoboot_bydefault_fillin
    Order Linux according to their /boot type noorder
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    combobox_separateboot_fillin
    set_checkbutton_reinstall_grub
    set_radiobutton_ostoboot_bydefault
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    set_radiobutton_place_grub
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    ************************Before mainwindow appear
    PURGE_POSSIBLE yes PART_TO_REINSTALL_GRUB_PURGE 2 (sda2)
    FSCK_ACTION yes PASTEBIN_ACTION no
    REINSTALL_POSSIBLE yes MBR_ACTION reinstall UNHIDEBOOT_ACTION yes (10.s)
    PART_TO_REINSTALL_GRUB 2 (sda2) FORCE_GRUB no NOFORCE_DISK sda REMOVABLEDISK no UNCOMMENT_GFXMODE no ATA no-ata ADD_KERNEL_OPTION no (acpi=off) MBR_TO_RESTORE sda (mbr) (sda) USE_SEPARATEBOOTPART no (sda1) grub-pc (sda1)
    /usr/share/clean/cleancommon-gui.sh: line 591:  9531 Terminated              while true; do
    done
    RETOURCOMBO_purge_grub : sda2 (Ubuntu 11.04)
    RETOURCOMBO_ostoboot_bydefault : sda2 (Ubuntu 11.04)
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    RETOURCOMBO_efi (EFIPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    RETOURCOMBO_place_grub (NOFORCE_DISK) : sda
    RETOURCOMBO_separateboot (BOOTPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    set_checkbutton_reinstall_grub
    set_radiobutton_ostoboot_bydefault
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    set_radiobutton_place_grub
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    RETOURCOMBO_place_grub (NOFORCE_DISK) : sda
    RETOURCOMBO_efi (EFIPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    RETOURCOMBO_efi (EFIPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    RETOURCOMBO_efi (EFIPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    separate_bootpart and efi show_hide sda2
    efi_show_hide 2 (no-gpt)
    combobox_efi_fillin sda2
    RETOURCOMBO_efi (EFIPART_TO_USE) : sda1
    internet: connected
    ************************Before Repairing
    PURGE_POSSIBLE yes PART_TO_REINSTALL_GRUB_PURGE 2 (sda2)
    FSCK_ACTION no PASTEBIN_ACTION yes
    REINSTALL_POSSIBLE yes MBR_ACTION purge UNHIDEBOOT_ACTION yes (10.s)
    PART_TO_REINSTALL_GRUB 2 (sda2) FORCE_GRUB no NOFORCE_DISK sda REMOVABLEDISK no UNCOMMENT_GFXMODE no ATA no-ata ADD_KERNEL_OPTION no (acpi=off) MBR_TO_RESTORE sda (mbr) (sda) USE_SEPARATEBOOTPART no (sda1) grub-efi (sda1)
    Freed space function
    /dev/sda2            476751400   3165524 449368252   1% /mnt/clean/sda2
    internet: connected
    Purge the GRUB of sda2
    Unmount (force) all OS partitions except / and partition where we reinstall GRUB (sda2)
    mount EFI boot /mnt/clean/sda1
    Mounted the EFI partition /dev/sda1 on /mnt/clean/sda2/boot/efi
    Activate all repositories in /mnt/clean/sda2/etc/apt/sources.list
    dpkg_function
    internet: connected
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports InRelease
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
    Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com natty Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
    Get:2 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release
    Get:3 http://archive.canonical.com natty Release [5,916 B]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
    Get:4 http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner amd64 Packages [7,513 B]
    Get:5 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports Release [23.3 kB]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main amd64 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Get:6 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main amd64 Packages [2,150 B]
    Get:7 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
    Get:8 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe amd64 Packages [14.0 kB]
    Get:9 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages [1,473 B]
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
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    VALIDSOURCE   Candidate: 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
    grub-install (GRUB) 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
    /usr/share/clean/cleancommon-gui.sh: line 135: 12900 Terminated              while true; do
    done
    internet: connected
    internet: connected
    Restore the original repositories in /mnt/clean/sda2/etc/apt/sources.list
    Force mount all OS partitions for the logs
    Unhide boot menu (10 seconds) if Wubi detected
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    E: Unable to locate package pastebinit
    Activate all repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list
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    Restore the original repositories in ....
    Any help would be MUCH appreciated!!
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    Re: Boot problem after install

    Welcome to the forums.

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    Are you using UEFI to boot (it looks that way). The boot script does not fully parse an EFI partition to show boot files in the efi partition. You also seem to have the efi boot flag on sda2 which is not correct.

    I do not really know UEFI but saved a few links to get you started. Only a few here do know UEFI if that is how you are booting.

    EFI boot loader information - srs5694 & skodabenz
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1849160

    How boot a (U)EFI system natively (without BIOS CSM) using GRUB 2
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting

    Arch is not Ubuntu but has some info on efi and grub2.
    Grub2 efi info ArchLinux
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...r_UEFI_systems

    http://www.rodsbooks.com/bios2uefi/

    If you're using EFI mode to boot, you don't need a BIOS Boot Partition, but you do need an EFI System Partition (ESP). This is entirely different; it should be a 200-300 MiB FAT32 partition that's flagged as an ESP and must be the first partition. In libparted-based tools, you'd give it a "boot" flag (which is entirely unrelated to the MBR boot/active flag, although libparted makes them look the same). In gdisk, you'd give it a type code of EF00.
    In GPT fdisk, ESPs have a type code of EF00. In libparted-based tools, you mark the ESP as such by setting its "boot flag." Note that the libparted "boot flag" means something entirely different under MBR, and you should not set the "boot flag" on any OS partition under GPT!
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Thank you for the posting instructions and also the information about UEFI booting. UEFI is apparently what was throwing me off - I don't know beans about it and apparently this install used it as the default. I'll check the links, do some work and report back.

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    Re: Boot problem after install

    If you are trying to install with multiple hard drives in your computer, unplug all except the one you are installing on and try again. It will work.

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    I think oldfred is probably on the right track in thinking the system boots using UEFI, but I can't be positive of that. In addition to the pointers he provided, I can suggest:


    • Use gdisk or a libparted-based tool to set the partition type on /dev/sda2 correctly. It's currently set as an EFI System Partition (ESP), but it clearly is not that; it appears to be a Linux installation partition. In gdisk, you should set its type code to 8300 or to 0700; in a libparted-based tool, you should remove the "boot flag" (which should be set only on an ESP). This issue is not what's causing the system to not boot, but correcting it is important so that you don't accidentally trash the Linux installation partition when installing a future OS.
    • You might consult my Managing EFI Boot Loaders for Linux Web page, which describes EFI boot loaders in detail. Installing ELILO or Fedora's patched GRUB Legacy may be the quickest way to get the system booting, but be aware that you'll need to do some extra work whenever you upgrade your kernel if you use one of these boot loaders in the long run.
    • It's possible that the installer didn't install a boot loader at all. If so, installing the grub-efi package should do the trick. It's possible to do this from the installation disc, but I don't know the exact steps offhand. I would recommend instead installing ELILO or GRUB Legacy to get your system to boot in a basic way and then use the normal installation to install grub-efi. The only advantage of doing this over just using ELILO or GRUB Legacy indefinitely is that Ubuntu should automatically handle boot loader updates after kernel upgrades.
    • As an alternative to fixing your current installation, you could re-install the system. This should work, but you've got to be careful to identify the ESP to the boot loader if you use the manual partitioning option. IIRC, you've got to tell the installer to use the ESP as an "EFI boot partition," but I don't recall the exact buttons you click to do this.
    If I've suggested a solution to a problem and you're not the original poster, do not try my solution! Problems can seem similar but be different, and a good solution to one problem can make another worse. Post a new thread with your problem details.

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    Re: Boot problem after install

    Quote Originally Posted by srs5694 View Post
    I think oldfred is probably on the right track in thinking the system boots using UEFI, but I can't be positive of that. In addition to the pointers he provided, I can suggest:


    • Use gdisk or a libparted-based tool to set the partition type on /dev/sda2 correctly. It's currently set as an EFI System Partition (ESP), but it clearly is not that; it appears to be a Linux installation partition. In gdisk, you should set its type code to 8300 or to 0700; in a libparted-based tool, you should remove the "boot flag" (which should be set only on an ESP). This issue is not what's causing the system to not boot, but correcting it is important so that you don't accidentally trash the Linux installation partition when installing a future OS.
    • You might consult my Managing EFI Boot Loaders for Linux Web page, which describes EFI boot loaders in detail. Installing ELILO or Fedora's patched GRUB Legacy may be the quickest way to get the system booting, but be aware that you'll need to do some extra work whenever you upgrade your kernel if you use one of these boot loaders in the long run.
    • It's possible that the installer didn't install a boot loader at all. If so, installing the grub-efi package should do the trick. It's possible to do this from the installation disc, but I don't know the exact steps offhand. I would recommend instead installing ELILO or GRUB Legacy to get your system to boot in a basic way and then use the normal installation to install grub-efi. The only advantage of doing this over just using ELILO or GRUB Legacy indefinitely is that Ubuntu should automatically handle boot loader updates after kernel upgrades.
    • As an alternative to fixing your current installation, you could re-install the system. This should work, but you've got to be careful to identify the ESP to the boot loader if you use the manual partitioning option. IIRC, you've got to tell the installer to use the ESP as an "EFI boot partition," but I don't recall the exact buttons you click to do this.
    Of course then there's what the user said and implied-- That he/she thought they did a generic install with default options:
    UEFI is apparently what was throwing me off - I don't know beans about it and apparently this install used it as the default.
    Having said that and srs5694 having suggested a reinstall (as one option), another otpion would be to reinstall with EXT4... Just an observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
    Of course then there's what the user said and implied-- That he/she thought they did a generic install with default options:

    UEFI is apparently what was throwing me off - I don't know beans about it and apparently this install used it as the default.
    An installation with default options is not inconsistent with a UEFI installation. The installer will boot into either BIOS mode or UEFI mode depending on firmware capabilities, firmware settings, and user actions at boot time, and will then install in whatever mode was used for the boot. The reasons I think this was probably a UEFI installation are:


    • The installation disk is 500 GB in size but uses GPT. This can happen either because the disk was completely blank and the installer ran in UEFI mode or because the user pre-partitioned the disk with GPT (which rochte did not mention doing) and then did a BIOS-mode install. Faced with a blank disk, the Ubuntu installer will use MBR, not GPT, on a 500 GB disk.
    • The disk is partitioned with a tiny ~19 MiB EFI System Partition (ESP). This is consistent with what the Ubuntu installer does when booted in UEFI mode. If the system were installed in BIOS mode, the user would have to have set this up manually, which rochte did not mention doing. (BTW, ~19 MiB really is dinky for an ESP. If re-installing, I recommend manually creating an ESP in the 200-300 MiB range.)
    • The ESP uses FAT-16, which is consistent with what the Ubuntu installer does in UEFI mode.
    • GRUB 2 is not installed to the MBR of the disk. This is consistent with a UEFI installation, but Ubuntu normally installs GRUB 2 to the MBR of the disk on a BIOS installation. OTOH, the MBR does contain Syslinux, which I don't believe is normal on a UEFI installation -- but this could be left over from some previous install, or maybe the Ubuntu installer is doing something I just don't know about. In any event, this point is pretty weak evidence one way or the other, but on the whole I think it's more consistent with a UEFI installation than with a BIOS installation.



    Overall, I'd say that either the Ubuntu installer ran in UEFI mode on an empty disk or rochte made some very peculiar manual partitioning choices before installing Ubuntu in BIOS mode. If the latter, I encourage rochte to describe why those choices were made because a BIOS-mode installation on a GPT disk works best with some slightly different options (such as a BIOS Boot Partition instead of an ESP).

    Having said that and srs5694 having suggested a reinstall (as one option), another otpion would be to reinstall with EXT4... Just an observation.
    According to the Boot Info Script output, the current installation already uses ext4fs:

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        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 11.04
        Boot files:        /etc/fstab
    Filesystem choice should not affect the system's bootability, although I don't claim to have tested every possibility in Ubuntu, so I can't promise that's true.
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    Re: Boot problem after install

    @MAFoElffen
    It is not a format issue but a BIOS/UEFI motherboard issue. But your suggestion of reinstalling is a possibility. UEFI is new and grub2 still has some issues. But most new systems have a BIOS boot mode hidden away somewhere for compatibly with older systems.

    I have BIOS but used gpt which is a newer improved partitioning system over MBR(msdos). But then you also need a bios_grub partition to install in BIOS mode with gpt.

    So OP can work to make UEFI work, some have had better success than others which seems to be more the motherboard's UEFI configurations.
    Or change to BIOS mode and install with gpt partiitons.
    Or revert to all the old way and use BIOS & MBR.

    Lots of choices, sometimes the old way may seem the easiest but at some point we have to convert.
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