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Old 07-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
fero4u123
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Fedora F17 Install Problem No Bootloader


Originally I had Win7 and Xubuntu Installed on my HP Laptop. I decided I didn't want Xubuntu anymore so I installed Fedora F17 (First I tried Mageia, didnt work then Fedora). I installed F17 to a flash drive with rufus. I was able to install everything but at the end it said

"There was an error installing bootloader, the system may not boot"

So now as it said, my system does not boot and I cannot access my Windows or Linux. It just hangs at the HP startup screen that says Press ESC for options.

So I figure I need to reinstall my bootloader or something along those lines. I am not completly sure how to though. I have used this program to display my disk information. Can anyone here help me and let me know how to set this up right to get my system back up and working please.

Output from program about disk

Quote:
Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


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

=> Grub Legacy (v0.97) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the
same drive in partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Syslinux MBR (3.00-3.35) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

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: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files: /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

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: /bootmgr /boot/bcd

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Fedora release 17 (Beefy
Miracle) Kernel on an ()
Boot files: /etc/fstab

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.05
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 16392 of /dev/sdb1 for its
second stage. The integrity check of Syslinux failed.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /syslinux.cfg /efi/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi /ldlinux.sys

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

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 409,599 407,552 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 409,600 668,164,907 667,755,308 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3 1,219,467,264 1,250,050,047 30,582,784 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4 668,168,172 1,219,462,019 551,293,848 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 668,168,192 1,210,642,334 542,474,143 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1,210,642,398 1,219,462,019 8,819,622 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 4041 MB, 4041211904 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 491 cylinders, total 7892992 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 * 63 7,892,991 7,892,929 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/loop1 DM_snapshot_cow
/dev/loop2 squashfs
/dev/loop3 959b5982-8ae9-4d46-9024-4566269f46cf ext4 _Fedora-17-x86_6
/dev/mapper/live-osimg-min 959b5982-8ae9-4d46-9024-4566269f46cf ext4 _Fedora-17-x86_6
/dev/mapper/live-rw 959b5982-8ae9-4d46-9024-4566269f46cf ext4 _Fedora-17-x86_6
/dev/sda1 78460EE5460EA3CA ntfs SYSTEM
/dev/sda2 940869A808698A56 ntfs
/dev/sda3 52180AE1180AC3C7 ntfs RECOVERY
/dev/sda5 283712a7-a5e6-4262-9ba3-dbdb1ca4c421 ext4 _Fedora-17-x86_6
/dev/sda6 0b1a60c1-0991-4cea-b97f-8ae4c2a62c18 swap
/dev/sdb1 4C7D-1024 vfat FEDORA-17-X

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

/dev/mapper:
control
live-osimg-min
live-rw

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

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/mapper/live-rw / ext4 (rw,noatime,seclabel,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/sdb1 /run/initramfs/live vfat (ro,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)


=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Sat Jul 7 08:45:20 2012
#
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
#
UUID=283712a7-a5e6-4262-9ba3-dbdb1ca4c421 / ext4 defaults 1 1
UUID=0b1a60c1-0991-4cea-b97f-8ae4c2a62c18 swap swap defaults 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

320.755859375 = 344.408981504 boot/initramfs-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64.img 2
320.220569611 = 343.834218496 boot/vmlinuz-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 1

============================== sdb1/syslinux.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DEFAULT loadconfig

LABEL loadconfig
CONFIG /isolinux/isolinux.cfg
APPEND /isolinux/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

?? = ?? ldlinux.sys 1
?? = ?? syslinux.cfg 1

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

File descriptor 3 (/usr/share/bash-completion/completions) leaked on lvscan invocation. Parent PID 2295: /bin/bash
No volume groups found
mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically


Last edited by fero4u123; 07-07-2012 at 03:33 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Certainly looks like grub (grub2 for F17) didn't get installed at all, let alone written to the MBR so it would boot.

If you are confident the rest of the system installed o.k., you could chroot into the installed system (from the USB) then try installing grub. Then run grub2-mkconfig and install-grub as per points 7. and 8. (at the bottom) in this doco.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Your suggestion seems like it may have worked, but I got tired of trying to fix it. So anyway I had xubuntu laying around on a flash drive. I formatted the partition and installed xubuntu and everything worked. So now proceed to install w/e-fedora in my case. This time unchecked install bootloader.
 
  


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