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Old 07-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
Isfio
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Stack at Starting Up - Ubuntu


Hello

I would like to ask you for help. I installed Linux Ubuntu 9.04, my first Linux installation.
I kept Windows XP on one drive C: and put Ubuntu to another drive. Installation went succesfull, when I restart PC, Grub is loaded up, I choose generic version and then can see text:
Boot from (hdd0,0) ext3 ....
Starting up

and nothing, it won´t start.

When I insert DVD into drive and restart, Ubuntu´s menu is automatically loaded up, when I choose Start from first boot disc.. then everything is working, Starting up message is up for 2 sec and then Ubuntu starts.

Anybody know where could be a problem, why Ubunt won´t start itself withoug DVD?
 
Old 07-23-2009, 04:27 AM   #2
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anybody?
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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hi,
welcome to LQ,

even i have installed ubuntu 9.04 recently, wen windows vista is in c drive.
ubuntu, i have kept at d drive..
i didnt face any problem as u told.. its working properly,
can u be little more specific how u have installed.
bcos there may be some problem in the installation, i guess!!

But, even i know its a simple procedure with ubuntu...
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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Well

I´ve got 3 HDDs.
hd0 - 120GB / D: /
hd1 - 300GB
hd2 - 640GB / C: is from this HDD, 100GB partition /

When partition wizard started up, I took option 2 - Install on full HDD - 120 GB HDD

So, Windows is on 3th HDD, 1st partition
and Ubuntu was installed on 1st HDD, 1st partition

Well, what is confusing me, is that it is not booting by normal way. However it works if I put DVD into drive and choose option Boot from first disk in ubuntu´s start menu.


I shall also mention that Grub does not load Windows neither. I get message : Cant find C:\Windows\Systerm .... I think it is because HDD boot priority in bios is set 1. 120GB where Linux is, 2. 640GB - where Windows is

Last edited by Isfio; 07-23-2009 at 05:35 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #5
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can it be a problem that after installation I changed HDD boot sequence in Bios?
 
Old 07-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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yes, definitely. You need to update /boot/grub/menu.lst accordingly
use the livecd and mount them and check with their contents which is which, and use that to update root lines in the file.
 
Old 07-24-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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yes, definitely. You need to update /boot/grub/menu.lst accordingly
use the livecd and mount them and check with their contents which is which, and use that to update root lines in the file.
I did. I reinstalled Grub. it did not help. Here is the data from report.

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

=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

sdc1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sdc2: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

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

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 123.5 GB, 123522416640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15017 cylinders, total 241254720 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x28832882

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 29,302,559 29,302,497 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29,302,560 41,013,944 11,711,385 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x04ea1d24

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 63 625,137,344 625,137,282 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x063d9d1c

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 * 63 225,279,494 225,279,432 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdc2 225,279,495 1,250,258,624 1,024,979,130 7 HPFS/NTFS


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda1: UUID="404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda2: TYPE="swap" UUID="7faa999a-03d6-437c-9ed3-850803537ca3"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="84248A69248A5DD4" LABEL="300 GB" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="D0A4A55CA4A54636" LABEL="Windows" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc2: UUID="0688063C88062B2F" LABEL="Disc D" TYPE="ntfs"

=============================== "mount" output: ===============================

proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/sr0 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
/dev/sda1 on /media/disk type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdc1
title Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify (hd2,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1


=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=404bb8cf-1ab5-4cf3-9fd3-26b40f0c9561 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=7faa999a-03d6-437c-9ed3-850803537ca3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

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


9.8GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
9.8GB: boot/grub/stage2
9.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
9.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
9.6GB: initrd.img
9.5GB: vmlinuz

================================ sdc1/boot.ini: ================================

;

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.

;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.

;

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
 
  


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