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Kimftw 03-17-2007 04:01 PM

Ubuntu boot problem, livecd works perfect
 
Hello, terribly sorry if this is in wrong category, i read the sticky but wasent sure if u had an ubuntu only section:

ONtopic:

i have a problem for the last 2 days and its really getting to me. i have a livecd of Unbuntu that i got from ubuntus website. it is the amd 64 bit 700mb cd.
burnt it and it seems to work fine. no problems whatso ever with install or using the cd in general. but after ive installed it, and i removed the cd from the nec dvd burner to restart using the Hard drive install it boots up to the point where it reads in all the devices but simply stops at that point. ive read on google on sooo many topics and have not come to anything thats my case.
i tried running Testcd and it ended up freezing. and i dont have xp running on it anymore (if that has anything to do with it). i strongly believe i ran the checksum on the dist and i it was fine (ive been trying to get 3 dists installed during last 4 days).

my believe (as if it was to count for anything since im entirely new to linux) is that its simply something in bios. but windows never had any problem so i might be wrong.

ill be sitting here updating this allday b-c this is getting to me like i said real bad!

highly appreciate any help whatsoever.

thanks - Kimftw

phantom_cyph 03-17-2007 04:04 PM

What are your computer specs and ages? Did you check the md5sum? What burn speed did you use? Have you tried to install with an install disc as opposed to the liveCD? I had more luck with installing with install cd than from the LiveCD.

Kimftw 03-17-2007 04:15 PM

thank you for the quick response.
i burned it semi slow, i burnt it on this laptop im sitting on right now and it wouldent let me choose a speed so it ended up being x12. (im using the latest nero and burned it yesterday. and yes, the checksum was fine. but since i no longer have an xp closeby that can download and burn in proper speeds. anywhere i can just drive to and get a cd today?
b.c i want it now! =)

my computer and all the parts are not 1 year yet, the hitachi is brand new.
my computer specs are x2 36gb 10 000rpm raptor
one 320 sata 3gb hitachi hdd
cpu: clawhammer 3.4ghz
1024 ram dualed 512 at 400mhz unbuffed
19" hyundai monitor.
nec dual dvd layer burner.

syg00 03-17-2007 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kimftw
... restart using the Hard drive install it boots up to the point where it reads in all the devices but simply stops at that point.

Can you expand on this - post the last few lines, so we can see where you get to.

Kimftw 03-17-2007 04:54 PM

Ok im sitting here looking at it right now. last thing it really does is:

PCI device listing ...

bus no. device no. func no. vendor/device class device class
_____________________________________________________________
0 1 1 10DE 0052 0c05 SMBus controller

i looks like that, and lists:

USB1.1OHCI CONTROLLER
USB2.0EHCI CONTROLLER
MULTIMEDIA DEVICE
IDE CONTROLLER
IDE CONTROLLER
DISPLAY CONTROLLER
SERIALBUS CONTROLLER
NETWORK CONTROLLER
ACPI CONTROLLER

and thats it. it just has the little _ blinking down at the bottom (if u want specific info about any of the controller/devices ill write the whole list)

thanks. still sitting here updating every other minute =)

syg00 03-17-2007 05:29 PM

Always blame the last guy mentioned ... ;)
When you get the boot menu, highlite the Ubuntu entry (probably defaults there) and hit the <e> key.
Hit <e> again to enter edit on the kernel line - add noacpi (space followed by noacpi) to the end of the line.
Hit <Enter>, then <b> to boot it.

See if that helps.

Kimftw 03-17-2007 05:38 PM

Okey. ive heard about that method before. ill try that if u want me to, BUT the livecd works already as it is.
but without Cd i dont even get to any menu just loading from HDD

so do u mean that ill do that and then install it again, and then it will install without acpi? (whatever, its not even anything u install anyway is it?)

Kimftw 03-17-2007 06:16 PM

Okey, FINALY!!!!i found a website thats similar to my case if anyone has the same problem in the future.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2267320

and i finaly fixed my problem too. what i did was just unplug my other 2 hdds and just have Sata1 and format and install on that one ALONE.

and it worked! im soo happy, and hope this helpes future people with this annoying problem!

phantom_cyph 03-17-2007 07:28 PM

I don't really know how to fix that...the fact you don't have a grub screen is odd. Try booting your Ubuntu install CD and select
Quote:

Repair a broken system.
this may make grub work. I know Grub was installed in the first place when I installed Ubuntu. Please wait on more feedback before you try this, I am not completely sure and need to see if anyone agrees with me. (I don't want to have you screw your installation up)

Gralgrathor 11-05-2008 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kimftw (Post 2674112)
Hello, terribly sorry if this is in wrong category, i read the sticky but wasent sure if u had an ubuntu only section:

ONtopic:

i have a problem for the last 2 days and its really getting to me. i have a livecd of Unbuntu that i got from ubuntus website. it is the amd 64 bit 700mb cd.
burnt it and it seems to work fine. no problems whatso ever with install or using the cd in general. but after ive installed it, and i removed the cd from the nec dvd burner to restart using the Hard drive install it boots up to the point where it reads in all the devices but simply stops at that point. ive read on google on sooo many topics and have not come to anything thats my case.
i tried running Testcd and it ended up freezing. and i dont have xp running on it anymore (if that has anything to do with it). i strongly believe i ran the checksum on the dist and i it was fine (ive been trying to get 3 dists installed during last 4 days).

my believe (as if it was to count for anything since im entirely new to linux) is that its simply something in bios. but windows never had any problem so i might be wrong.

ill be sitting here updating this allday b-c this is getting to me like i said real bad!

highly appreciate any help whatsoever.

thanks - Kimftw

I am not even getting to that point....

My PC has the following setup:
MSI 32b mainboard
Silicon Image PCI IDE controller
Samsung 500 GB on SATA1
WD 1TB on SATA2
WD 1TB on SATA4
WD 500 GB on IDE1
WD 500 GB on IDE2

Previously I was using Debian without problems. I decided to change to ubuntu to see if it supported my tv-card better.
I installed ubuntu 8.10 from cd, using "guided partitioning" to prepare the first SATA (Samsung 500G) disk as system disk. The base install completed, after which I was asked to remove the CD and press enter. The system then went through its normal POST check. After the IDE controller had detected its disks, and the booting of the kernel was supposed to start, the screen goes black, I get a blinking cursor, and nothing else.

I've tried reconfiguring the boot sequence in the BIOS for every disk in the system, to no avail. I've booted using the CD to check the disks, and find that the designated system disk is configured and formatted properly. I suppose that somehow the system is unable to locate the bootdisk at startup time. Using Debian I would get something like an "error 15, file not found" error from the boot manager, but even when I install ubuntu with grub it still gives only a blank screen, blinking cursor, so apparently the system cannot even find the boot manager.

Might this be related to above bug? If not, could anybody tell me where to find related info?

Thanks.


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