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Old 04-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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mount failure ?


Hi,

I can select Ubuntu 10.10 OS from the grub menu, but it no longer loads? It scrolls through some lines, including mount failure and "No such file or directory." before halting below :

(initramfs)


The same happens when recovery is selected.

Any advice please?

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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The first thing you need to tell us is what have you changed recently on your system? What made this occur? Did you change hardware (add an hdd, maybe)? Did you upgrade Ubuntu recently? Have you changed your GRUB configuration in any way? Etc?
 
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for your interest. I don't think I did anything? The I/Os froze and I had to warm boot.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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Will your Ubuntu Live cd boot?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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Seems to be loading ok
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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The live cd has loaded.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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Repair your GRUB Loader...
 
Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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Thanks again. I presume their are a sequence of terminal commands?...
 
Old 04-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #9
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Code:
$ sudo grub-update
Then try to reboot.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vtel57 View Post
Code:
$ sudo grub-update
Then try to reboot.
You can't just run grub-update from live cd

To OP

Follow this it should help you out
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1581099
 
Old 04-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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I don't think I did anything? The I/Os froze and I had to warm boot.
This has the potential for corrupting file systems. Might have to repair via fsck.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 05:29 PM   #12
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You can't just run grub-update from live cd

To OP

Follow this it should help you out
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1581099
Umm...yeah. My boo-boo. I forgot this part:

Code:
sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sdX
needs to be done first.

Thanks for catching that.
 
  


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