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  1. #11
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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    I downloaded the latest edtion of GParted FDisk. This seems like it has no GUI. I will need to study the tutorial and pray a lot.

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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    See line 141 in BootInfo report. And if you then look at all the starts and ends of your partitions and the start & end of the extended partition you will see they overlap.
    Part of partition rules are sda1 thru sda4 are primary partitions. Any one primary partition may be the extended partition and you can have many logical partitions inside the extended. Logical partitions always start at sda5. All logicals have to be inside extended and there can of course be no overlap, or else you are writing different data into the same sectors on the drive as two different partitions.

    The fixparts site has info on running program and it is pretty automatic. If it is just readjusting start & end of extended partition it may just do that automatically, but you do have to commit the changes with a w. Be sure to backup partition table first, so then if something goes totally awry you can restore current partition table.

    Basics of partitions:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    In the backup command

    # sfdisk -d /dev/sdc > parts.txt
    what do I change sdc to for my system. I currently get sfdisk: cannot open /dev/sdc for reading


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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    The gdisk I downloaded was for Windows! Will look again for Ubuntu.

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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by archp2009 View Post
    extracted to desktop - opened to get this which is over my head



    --- gptfdisk-0.8.6.orig/debian/rules
    +++ gptfdisk-0.8.6/debian/rules
    @@ -0,0 +1,88 @@
    +#!/usr/bin/make -f
    +# Sample debian/rules that uses debhelper.
    +# GNU copyright 1997 to 1999 by Joey Hess.
    +
    +# Uncomment this to turn on verbose mode.
    +#export DH_VERBOSE=1
    +
    +# This is the debhelper compatibility version to use.
    +export DH_COMPAT=4
    +
    +build: build-stamp
    +build-stamp:
    + dh_testdir
    +
    + # Add here commands to compile the package.
    + make
    +
    + touch build-stamp
    +
    +clean:
    + dh_testdir
    + dh_testroot
    + rm -f build-stamp
    +
    + # Add here commands to clean up after the build process.
    + make clean || true
    + # --- end custom part for cleaning up
    +
    + dh_clean
    +
    +install: build
    + dh_testdir
    + dh_testroot
    + dh_clean -k
    + dh_installdirs
    +
    + # Add here commands to install the package
    + # The DESTDIR Has To Be Exactly /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/<nameOfPackage>
    + install -Dp gdisk /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/sbin/gdisk
    + install -Dp cgdisk /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/sbin/cgdisk
    + install -Dp sgdisk /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/sbin/sgdisk
    + install -Dp fixparts /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/sbin/fixparts
    + install -Dp -m 0644 gdisk.8 /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/man/man8/gdisk.8
    + install -Dp -m 0644 cgdisk.8 /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/man/man8/cgdisk.8
    + install -Dp -m 0644 sgdisk.8 /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/man/man8/sgdisk.8
    + install -Dp -m 0644 fixparts.8 /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/man/man8/fixparts.8
    + install -Dp -m 0644 README /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/doc/gptfdisk/README
    + install -Dp -m 0644 NEWS /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/doc/gptfdisk/NEWS
    + install -Dp -m 0644 COPYING /usr/src/packages/BUILD/debian/gptfdisk/usr/share/doc/gptfdisk/COPYING
    +
    + # --- end custom part for installing
    +
    +# Build architecture-independent files here.
    +binary-indep: build install
    + # We have nothing to do by default.
    +
    +# Build architecture-dependent files here.
    +binary-arch: build install
    + dh_testdir
    + dh_testroot
    +# dh_installdebconf
    + dh_installdocs
    + dh_installexamples
    + dh_installmenu
    +# dh_installlogrotate
    +# dh_installemacsen
    +# dh_installpam
    +# dh_installmime
    +# dh_installinit
    + dh_installcron
    + dh_installman
    + dh_installinfo
    +# dh_undocumented
    + dh_installchangelogs
    + dh_link
    + dh_strip
    + dh_compress
    + dh_fixperms
    +# dh_makeshlibs
    + dh_installdeb
    +# dh_perl
    + dh_shlibdeps
    + dh_gencontrol
    + dh_md5sums
    + dh_builddeb
    +
    +binary: binary-indep binary-arch
    +.PHONY: build clean binary-indep binary-arch binary install
    --- gptfdisk-0.8.6.orig/debian/changelog
    +++ gptfdisk-0.8.6/debian/changelog
    @@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
    +gptfdisk (0.8.6-1) stable; urgency=low
    +
    + * Initial Release
    +
    + -- Rod Smith <rodsmith@rodsbooks.com> Wed, 9 Jan 2011 15:11:38 +0100
    +
    --- gptfdisk-0.8.6.orig/debian/control
    +++ gptfdisk-0.8.6/debian/control
    @@ -0,0 +1,16 @@
    +Source: gptfdisk
    +Section: Applications/System
    +Priority: extra
    +Maintainer: Roderick Smith <rodsmith@rodsbooks.com>
    +Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 4.1.16), build-essential, uuid-dev, libpopt-dev, libicu-dev
    +
    +Package: gptfdisk
    +Architecture: any
    +Depends: ${shlibsepends}
    +Description: GPT partitioning and MBR repair software
    + Partitioning software for GPT disks and to repair MBR
    + disks. The gdisk and sgdisk utilities (in the gdisk
    + package) are GPT-enabled partitioning tools; the
    + fixparts utility (in the fixparts package) fixes some
    + problems with MBR disks that can be created by buggy
    + partitioning software.

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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    I think you installed gdisk which is for gpt partitioned drives. We wanted his other tool which is fixparts.

    His instructions link to this, but you need to know if running 32 bit or 64 bit operating system and download the version for your system. If Ubuntu then a .deb.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptf...arts-binaries/

    My instructions were to change to your drive which I believe is sda, but you have to confirm that is correct.
    sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sda > parts.txt

    I think since you have a triple boot system, you were familiar with command line and adding software.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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  8. #18
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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    I am still waiting for help with step by step help with getting and using Fixparts. I can't figure out how to backup my partition data (which partition to write to, and I can't figure out how to install Fixparts. Actually I haven't had much luck installing anything except when given a series of commands to copy and paste into terminal. When I download something I don't know where to put it nor how to run it. Is Fixparts available in synaptic manager? Sorry I was depressed and down on myself due to insomnia and personal stressors in eariler posts. To be honest I think I could be certified as an intermediate Linux beginner. Thankfully I still have one fairly dependable PC which doesn't depend on Grub to boot.
    Last edited by archp2009; April 9th, 2013 at 03:06 AM.

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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    Sorry I wasn't feeling well (discouraged) and down on myself in earlier posts. I am not usually like that. I really would like t recover as much of the setup incl. the Linux distros as possible Have I replied to your last post? I don't know how to install fixparts nor which partition to backup my partition data to e.g. sdc.

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    Re: Unable to boot into Triple Boot system on my laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    1. Get the Debian package for fixparts from the link on their homepage according to the version you have, 32bit or 64bit:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptf...arts-binaries/

    2. When downloaded, right click on the file and select Install with package manager (or similar text). It will install it.
    Dont know if that helps you or not.

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