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Old 09-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Angry GRUB "Reloc Offset is out of segment"/"mismatched names"


Hey LQ.
Working on a Gateway 832GM for my buddy.
Previously he was running Xubuntu, which I had set up for him on his old rig. I thought I'd segue him right into the same routine, and so I ran a Text-install of 12.04. After I completed the install (completely fresh disk by the way, and I wiped the HDD; solo install), GRUB gave me error: "Reloc offset is out of segment"

So I searched the forums and came up zilch. All of the repeats of this problem were on DualBoot setups with Windows, where backup/restore software was messing with the MBR. But my install is solo, and this was occurring on first boot.

So after like three f***ing hours of trying every forum solution on the net, I decided to try a few other distros. Here were the distros I tried, and the GRUB errors:

All of these were tried with both ALT installers and LiveCD installs.
Ubuntu 12.04: "Reloc offset is out of segment"
Ubuntu 11.10: "Reloc offset is out of segment"
Xubuntu 11.10: "Reloc offset is out of segment"
Jolicloud 1.2: "Reloc offset is out of segment"
And finally, Sabayon 10 (x): "mismatched names"

The last install (Sabayon) was interesting because I was under the suspicion it was only a Debian problem. Seems Gentoo-based systems give me the same issue.

I'm lost. I have no idea where to go from here, I'm open to any suggestions. PLEASE HELP ME LQ!
 
Old 09-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Try this
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=64871
http://www.kcching.com/2010/08/ubunt...blem-with.html
 
Old 09-24-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Also forgot to mention that I was running Xubuntu (same version) on the box before this install.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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The above posts should work 1 of them is marked as solved.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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Drive Titles

I have a feeling that my problem may actually be caused by drive titles (master, slave, cable select). The rig uses IDE ribbon cables, and the jumpers on the back of the hdd and optical drive were misconfigured. I configured them correctly and now the rig boots an old install of Ubuntu 11.10 that was on the hdd.

Trying out a fresh install of Xubuntu 12.04. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the help thus far.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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It worked! Xub 12.04 booted fine. Seems the only issue that I had was the drive titles.

Damn that was simple.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Glad to see you have it figured out.
 
  


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