Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: No such partition grub rescue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    36

    No such partition grub rescue

    I was reformating a partition on my storage drive to put my VMs on and when i booted the next day i got No such partition grub rescue. How do i fix this i tried the boot repair disk and it did work. I really dont want to reinstall ubuntu again.Help


    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


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

    => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
    => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of
    /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0.

    sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system:
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''

    sda3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system:
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''

    sdc1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files:

    sdc2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files: /efi/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /efi/ubuntu/shimx64.efi

    sdc3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files:

    isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01: __________________________________________________ _____

    File system:
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''

    isw_cfcjbedich_Volume03: __________________________________________________ _____

    File system:
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''

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

    Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sda: 256.1 GB, 256060514304 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 31130 cylinders, total 500118192 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 1 950,219,263 950,219,263 ee GPT

    /dev/sda1 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda

    GUID Partition Table detected.

    Partition Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors System
    /dev/sda1 512 916,783,615 916,783,104 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
    /dev/sda3 916,783,616 950,218,751 33,435,136 Swap partition (Linux)

    /dev/sda1 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
    /dev/sda3 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
    Drive: sdc __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sdc: 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 Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sdc1 2,048 1,640,847,844 1,640,845,797 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sdc2 * 1,953,329,152 1,953,523,711 194,560 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdc3 1,640,849,408 1,953,329,151 312,479,744 83 Linux


    Drive: isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0 __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0: 486.5 GB, 486512263168 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 59148 cylinders, total 950219264 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/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01 1 950,219,263 950,219,263 ee GPT


    GUID Partition Table detected.

    Partition Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors System
    /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01 512 916,783,615 916,783,104 Data partition (Windows/Linux)
    /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume03 916,783,616 950,218,751 33,435,136 Swap partition (Linux)

    "blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/loop0 squashfs
    /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0p1 6abd668c-95dd-4cae-aef6-34cf59958ea4 ext4
    /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0p3 d9280847-b8d3-46d6-bd2c-b52bad844b53 swap
    /dev/sda isw_raid_member
    /dev/sdb isw_raid_member
    /dev/sdc1 F4CCC20FCCC1CC54 ntfs Storage
    /dev/sdc2 3E52-C3DD vfat
    /dev/sdc3 724678c8-b515-4ea0-9171-2e0783d71eee ext4 VMWare
    /dev/sr1 iso9660 Ubuntu 12.10 amd64

    ========================= "ls -R /dev/mapper/" output: =========================

    /dev/mapper:
    control
    isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0
    isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0p1
    isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0p3

    ================================ Mount points: =================================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sdc1 /media/ubuntu/Storage fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,b lksize=4096)
    /dev/sr1 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)


    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

    Unknown BootLoader on sda1


    Unknown BootLoader on sda3


    Unknown BootLoader on isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01


    Unknown BootLoader on isw_cfcjbedich_Volume03



    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

    sdd

    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    hexdump: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/sda3: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/sda3: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume01: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume03: No such file or directory
    hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_cfcjbedich_Volume03: No such file or directory
    No volume groups found

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Le Petit Rocher
    Beans
    1,549
    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    Sounds like you are booting from sda and not sdc. Go into bios and make sure the hard drive that is designated as sdc is the first boot drive.
    Six Saturdays a week for me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    With RAID grub is installed to the root volume of the RAID not to the MBR of a drive or isw_cfcjbedich_Volume0

    Something is not right with your partition table. But I do not know RAID.

    /dev/sda1 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
    /dev/sda3 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
    repair gpt:
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/repairing.html
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    36

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    I had to install the mbr on my 2nd hard drive since i was not able to install it on the raid and every thing worked till i reformated a 160 gig partition on my second drive. I have been trying to reinstall grub on the 100 mb partition.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mataro, Spain
    Beans
    13,230
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    Hold on. We need more info, and crucial info. For example, you are mentioning a second disk but never mention that you are using raid. So, that would make three disks in total, minimum. Right?

    sdb is not even shown as present. So.....

    1. Are you using raid? If yes, what exactly, fakeraid or mdadm SW raid? Which disks make up your raid?
    2. Are you dual booting with windows or not?

    EDIT PS. Also there is one thing I don't understand but it seems too late for that. Why are you using gpt tables on the disks? They are not bigger than 2TB which is when you would usually use gpt. I am asking because GPT and UEFI make things more complicated, especially if dual booting.

    You had the option to use msdos tables and standard bios boot which would be much better option.

    As for installing grub on fakeraid, it doesn't work with the desktop live cd. You need to use the alternate installer or add grub later after the install. When you add it later, you install it onto the array MBR, not on any partition on the array. Or likewise not to any partition on a non-raid disk. Grub goes to the MBR of a disk or array.
    Last edited by darkod; March 21st, 2013 at 01:05 PM.
    Darko.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit & Windows 10 Pro 64bit

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    36

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    I am running a raid 0 with 2 ssds and i have a 1TB storage drive
    /dev/sda isw_raid_member
    /dev/sdb isw_raid_member .

    My raid is running of a intel controller on my motherboard. My storage drive has 3 partitions

    /dev/sdc1 F4CCC20FCCC1CC54 ntfs Storage
    /dev/sdc2 3E52-C3DD vfat
    /dev/sdc3 724678c8-b515-4ea0-9171-2e0783d71eee ext4 VMWare

    the largest is the NTFS that was my storage when my computer was a windows box. There's a 100mb mbr and the other is 160gig partition that i used to have ubuntu until i got my raid up. I had everything installed and running on the raid. I decided to delete the 160 gig and make it storage and that is when my problem happened. I am not dual booting but i had in the past.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mataro, Spain
    Beans
    13,230
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    OK. If not dual booting it's better to use mdadm SW raid but if you had the fakeraid from before when you were dual booting, that would mean destroying the array and redoing it as SW raid.

    What I would do in your place:
    1. Since ubuntu can work with bios boot on gpt I would go into bios and disable uefi boot. Set the setting to Legacy Only or depending how it's called in your bios. That will get uefi boot out of the way.
    2. Boot the machine with the ubuntu cd in live mode, activate the fakeraid if not activated by default, go into the installation with chroot and purge reinstall grub2. I suggest purge reinstall because of the change to bios boot from uefi. That will also make sure grub2 is installed as new. The grub2 destination would be /dev/sdc and you would have to set bios to boot from the 1TB disk first.

    If you need help with the chroot procedure, let as see the whole partition setup by booting into live mode, activating the fakeraid and posting the parted output:
    Code:
    sudo dmraid -ay
    sudo parted -l (that's small L)
    If you can, in the parted output specify which partition from the raid is your root, but I think it would be obvious. It all depends on your fakeraid partitions.

    That is what I would do, if you don't like the idea, let us know.
    Darko.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit & Windows 10 Pro 64bit

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    36

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    This fakeraid was setup as a ubunutu install. Windows has not touched this raid. Is there no way to get to keep my setup and fix grub?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mataro, Spain
    Beans
    13,230
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    There is, only mdadm would have been much better option than fakeraid.

    What do you think about the idea to use legacy (bios) boot and reinstall grub2? If you would like to try, post the output of the parted command as per my previous post and I can help with the chroot commands you need.
    Darko.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit & Windows 10 Pro 64bit

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    36

    Re: No such partition grub rescue

    I like what you have proposed. I am just thinking about all the wine bottles i have installed lol!!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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