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Old 07-12-2014, 02:40 AM   #61
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When you install Wheezy does have EFI, you'll have to create an EFI boot partition.
 
Old 07-12-2014, 02:46 AM   #62
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OK...here goes...
 
Old 07-13-2014, 02:01 AM   #63
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I chose to abandon Wheezy and try the testing version, Jessie. The reason being Wheezy and UEFI don't play well together and the process required to make them play together is WELL beyond my level of expertise.

After Jessie install GRUB offers both OS options, is the primary boot loader and gnome installed and launched perfectly.

I can't describe in words how happy I am right now...this has been a week long ordeal.
 
Old 07-13-2014, 11:52 PM   #64
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Great, congratulations.
 
Old 11-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #65
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Hello to all,

I am having a similar problem to the OP. My newly installed Debian Wheezy installation boots to a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left. However I am able to boot into it with a USB Flash drive which I created to install Debian in the first place. It appears that the flash drive loads grub, and because it recognizes that there is an installed OS, it gives me two options to; boot normally ( it says Debian x86_amd64), or ( Debian x86_amd64 recovery) or something like that.

So after doing some reading of this thread, I ran the bootinfo script. The output is below.

This is not an emergency because I can still boot into my installation with the USB flash drive. I installed VMware and the guest OS before I rebooted. That's why I would like to fix it rather than re-install. Based on what you guys see, do I have major trouble? If you guys can at least steer me in the right direction it would be highly appreciated.





Code:
                  Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


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

 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext2
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /grub/grub.cfg /grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       crypto_LUKS
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info: 

reNET-root': ___________________________________________________________________

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

reNET-usr': ____________________________________________________________________

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

reNET-var': ____________________________________________________________________

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

reNET-swap_1': _________________________________________________________________

    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 ''

reNET-tmp': ____________________________________________________________________

    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 ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

reNET-home': ___________________________________________________________________

    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 ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

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

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 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               2,048       499,711       497,664  83 Linux
/dev/sda2             501,758   625,141,759   624,640,002   5 Extended
/dev/sda5             501,760   625,141,759   624,640,000  83 Linux


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 20.0 GB, 20014718976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2433 cylinders, total 39091248 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

Invalid MBR Signature found.


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/mapper/reNET-home 96594e5f-da7c-4841-8fa8-527f4fd5e12d   ext4       
/dev/mapper/reNET-root 0c028979-7926-4766-8ff4-2c70967358e2   ext4       
/dev/mapper/reNET-swap_1 6eb7a2d3-28a6-4433-a046-0e0b0b84cdf3   swap       
/dev/mapper/reNET-tmp b60e84b4-0924-45dc-81b8-24eb04d9dd8f   ext4       
/dev/mapper/reNET-usr 2479f891-f9d6-46b1-8765-42012c18ddb5   ext4       
/dev/mapper/reNET-var b9b05de7-e88a-4b5a-8d9a-cc6630d06d09   ext4       
/dev/mapper/sdb5_crypt PkDwB8-3e7d-1NI6-GIE8-CROH-dSpa-vkPsjI LVM2_member 
/dev/sda1        f5cfaac1-125f-489c-abbe-0ece2aca86ed   ext2       
/dev/sda5        ea8d0339-776e-4b5b-ae1d-39037e760151   crypto_LUKS 

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

/dev/mapper:
control
reNET-home
reNET-root
reNET-swap_1
reNET-tmp
reNET-usr
reNET-var
sdb5_crypt

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

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/mapper/reNET-home /home                    ext4       (rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/mapper/reNET-root /                        ext4       (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/mapper/reNET-tmp /tmp                     ext4       (rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/mapper/reNET-usr /usr                     ext4       (rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/mapper/reNET-var /var                     ext4       (rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/sda1        /boot                    ext2       (rw,relatime,errors=continue)


============================= sda1/grub/grub.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function load_video {
  insmod vbe
  insmod vga
  insmod video_bochs
  insmod video_cirrus
}

set timeout=5
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=cyan/blue
set menu_color_highlight=white/blue
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	load_video
	insmod gzio
	insmod part_msdos
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,msdos1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root f5cfaac1-125f-489c-abbe-0ece2aca86ed
	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...'
	linux	/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/reNET-root ro  quiet
	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd	/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-amd64
}
menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (recovery mode)' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	load_video
	insmod gzio
	insmod part_msdos
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,msdos1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root f5cfaac1-125f-489c-abbe-0ece2aca86ed
	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...'
	linux	/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/reNET-root ro single 
	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd	/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-amd64
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

               =                grub/core.img                                  2
               =                grub/grub.cfg                                  1
               =                initrd.img-3.2.0-4-amd64                      51
               =                vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64                         13

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

Unknown BootLoader on sda5

00000000  4c 55 4b 53 ba be 00 01  61 65 73 00 00 00 00 00  |LUKS....aes.....|
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000020  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  78 74 73 2d 70 6c 61 69  |........xts-plai|
00000030  6e 36 34 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |n64.............|
00000040  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  73 68 61 31 00 00 00 00  |........sha1....|
00000050  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000060  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 10 00 00 00 00 40  |...............@|
00000070  2a 6d cc 3c 0f 1d 9f 91  2d 7c 00 32 fd 5d 18 39  |*m.<....-|.2.].9|
00000080  36 70 b5 45 0b 04 36 d8  9c ee 50 6d 05 1f c9 10  |6p.E..6...Pm....|
00000090  2a cb 22 5f 44 e0 b4 eb  61 42 cc a4 7f aa e2 5d  |*."_D...aB.....]|
000000a0  10 20 a2 e3 00 00 64 19  65 61 38 64 30 33 33 39  |. ....d.ea8d0339|
000000b0  2d 37 37 36 65 2d 34 62  35 62 2d 61 65 31 64 2d  |-776e-4b5b-ae1d-|
000000c0  33 39 30 33 37 65 37 36  30 31 35 31 00 00 00 00  |39037e760151....|
000000d0  00 ac 71 f3 00 01 91 5b  22 1d b8 42 38 98 9e 81  |..q....["..B8...|
000000e0  cd 91 93 fa 01 e5 b8 2d  04 c2 44 b9 35 0f 97 99  |.......-..D.5...|
000000f0  06 a9 a0 19 0d d2 bf b0  00 00 00 08 00 00 0f a0  |................|
00000100  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000110  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000120  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 02 00 00 00 0f a0  |................|
00000130  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000140  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000150  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 03 f8 00 00 0f a0  |................|
00000160  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000170  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000180  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 05 f0 00 00 0f a0  |................|
00000190  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001a0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001b0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 07 e8 00 00 0f a0  |................|
000001c0  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001d0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 09 e0 00 00 0f a0  |................|
000001f0  00 00 de ad 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on reNET-root'


Unknown BootLoader on reNET-usr'


Unknown BootLoader on reNET-var'


Unknown BootLoader on reNET-swap_1'


Unknown BootLoader on reNET-tmp'


Unknown BootLoader on reNET-home'



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

sdd 

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

awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-root': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-root': No such file or directory
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-usr': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-usr': No such file or directory
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-var': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-var': No such file or directory
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-swap_1': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-swap_1': No such file or directory
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-tmp': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-tmp': No such file or directory
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
  One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-home': No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/reNET-home': No such file or directory
system type
Code:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Debian GNU/Linux 7.7 (wheezy)
Release:	7.7
Codename:	wheezy
output of
Code:
fdisk -l
Code:
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-var doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-swap_1: 8199 MB, 8199864320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 996 cylinders, total 16015360 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-swap_1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-tmp: 398 MB, 398458880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48 cylinders, total 778240 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-tmp doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-home: 298.9 GB, 298869325824 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36335 cylinders, total 583729152 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/mapper/reNET-home doesn't contain a valid partition table
output of
Code:
lsblk
Code:
NAME                      MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                         8:0    0 298.1G  0 disk  
├─sda1                      8:1    0   243M  0 part  /boot
├─sda2                      8:2    0     1K  0 part  
└─sda5                      8:5    0 297.9G  0 part  
  └─sdb5_crypt (dm-0)     254:0    0 297.9G  0 crypt 
    ├─reNET-root (dm-1)   254:1    0   332M  0 lvm   /
    ├─reNET-usr (dm-2)    254:2    0   8.4G  0 lvm   /usr
    ├─reNET-var (dm-3)    254:3    0   2.8G  0 lvm   /var
    ├─reNET-swap_1 (dm-4) 254:4    0   7.7G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
    ├─reNET-tmp (dm-5)    254:5    0   380M  0 lvm   /tmp
    └─reNET-home (dm-6)   254:6    0 278.4G  0 lvm
 
Old 12-01-2014, 11:23 AM   #66
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Hello to all,

I am having a similar problem to the OP. My newly installed Debian Wheezy installation boots to a black screen with a blinking cursor on the top left. However I am able to boot into it with a USB Flash drive which I created to install Debian in the first place. It appears that the flash drive loads grub, and because it recognizes that there is an installed OS, it gives me two options to; boot normally ( it says Debian x86_amd64), or ( Debian x86_amd64 recovery) or something like that.

So after doing some reading of this thread, I ran the bootinfo script. The output is below.

This is not an emergency because I can still boot into my installation with the USB flash drive. I installed VMware and the guest OS before I rebooted. That's why I would like to fix it rather than re-install. Based on what you guys see, do I have major trouble? If you guys can at least steer me in the right direction it would be highly appreciated.
Did you get your system running yet?
Is your machine efi or bios?
 
Old 12-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #67
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Did you get your system running yet?
Is your machine efi or bios?
I had to re-install because my post was not made available on this forum for 2 days. I went back to ubuntu since I am most familiar with it. I am also not that familiar with grub, (bootloaders in general), disk partitioning, and mbr. I am trying to educate myself and I have found some good links.

thanks for replying to this post.
 
  


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