LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
Vapo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Having problem with Unbuntu 6.06 booting


Hi this is my first post and omg i need help i decided to try Linux out the other day and i tryed the live CD of Unbuntu 6.06 and really liked it so decided to switch as i can run it on one pc while having the other using Xp.

System Specs

3700+ AMD 64
1GB Corsair RAM
DFI Motherboard can get the model nam if needed
2x 76GB Sata Raptor Drives

Anyway timeline of what i have done.

Xp was on the system everything was backed up on another pc so i launched the Live CD of Unbuntu 7.10 and went to install it all went though fine no problems i then restarted took the disk out booted from hardisk and got

GRUB GRUB Stage 1.5
then
GRUB something like failed to load Error 2

Now at this point i had installed it while the drives where in RAID-0 set up so i thought ok maybe thats the problem.

So i brought up my array and mirrored them instead which then wiped the drives of everything so i thought gdgd fresh start.

So i put Unbuntu 7.10 in again and when i selected install from the list i just got to busybox and it just stopped there and i had no idea what to do.

Next i put the Unbuntu 6.06 disc in thought i would give that ago now i went thought the install again no problems and this is where i am when i reboot i get.

GRUB GRUB Stage 1.5

then it just hangs there.

So i tryed going into Unbuntu 6.06 again via live cd and tryed something i read on this forum which in a nut shell was to go into the install and select the partion manually and have ( / /swap /boot) but not to format them all i got then was a msg saying you alrdy have a mount point to the patition.

Anyway i am a complete noob with linux and i am not really sure what to do would like any help anyone can give

thanks in advance.

Last edited by Vapo; 10-30-2007 at 12:55 AM. Reason: wrong version number on 7.04 was 7.10
 
Old 10-30-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
Quote:
GRUB something like failed to load Error 2
"something like" - we need you to be sure - check!

http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/errors.html
Quote:
Grub Error 2 : "Selected disk doesn't exist"
This error is returned if the device part of a device- or full filename refers to a disk or BIOS device that is not present or not recognized by the BIOS in the system.
Presumably the drive partitioned OK... oh well, that was 6.06, you tried 7.10 (32bit?)

Your RAID0 is very likely causing problems - for a start, GRUB doesn't support RAID, and you have to put /boot in a non-raided partition. This is supported by the error message (if it's really error 2)... it cannot find the drive because it's a RAID volume.

If this is on-board (fake) RAID - you don't want it anyway. Disable it in BIOS, then there will be just two HDDs for you. If you use manual partitioning, you can create a small /boot partition (if you have an old drive sitting someplace, use that. Then software-RAID the remaining. (Linux software RAID outperforms fake HW RAID anyway.)

If you are using RAID0 for the speed - then don't use RAID at all. instead, put a swap partition on both drives - put /home on one and root on the other. You can select more ambition schemes to share out the space more effectively, and you don't lose all your data when just one drive goes bang (like you do with RAID-0).

If you just want a huge single drive effect, try out LVM. Microscopically slower than RAID, but more robust and allows dynamic resizing of partitions.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
Vapo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge View Post
"something like" - we need you to be sure - check!
It is difficult to check excally what it said when your never seen the msg before as your new to linux and you only seen it the once and your not getting the error msg anymore.

i work as a web designer and i understand the importance of putting excally what the error msg was if i had this information i would have stated it.

Anyway thanks for the post but i have fixed the problem now before i came back to check this msg had been posted.

For anyone else who reads this the problem was for me anyway i had a issue with the Bios detecting the drives anyway i swapped the SATA cable and away i went so just one of those things that the cable went faulty as i tryed Linux however i most likey did it when i was fixed another hardware problem yesterday.

Oh and also the Raid was switched off after i tryed the first install as i knew from reading forum posts that Linux did not support it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
unbuntu problem legionvampire Linux - Software 1 07-08-2006 12:43 PM
downloading with unbuntu cypress42 Linux - Newbie 4 11-14-2005 05:10 PM
AOL on UNBUNTU? ikagan Linux - Newbie 6 09-18-2005 09:20 AM
problem with unbuntu tgo Linux - Distributions 16 12-31-2004 08:47 PM
Unbuntu 4.10 webwolf70 Linux - Distributions 14 10-30-2004 09:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration