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Old 12-17-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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ubuntu 7.10 installation/ live cd error won't boot Help!


Good Evening,

I have some experience in using linux before but never ubuntu. I downloaded gutsy on the day of release because I could never get it working I have been on and off.

Ok when I try to load the cd, Grub hangs and displays various errors that seem to focus around "sdb logical error device 0" I have no idea how to rectify this error and I would appreciate some help.

thanks
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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Ok when I try to load the cd, Grub hangs and displays various errors that seem to focus around "sdb logical error device 0" I have no idea how to rectify this error and I would appreciate some help.

thanks
I believe sdb 0 is your 2nd partition on your SCSI drive. You may have partitioning problems. What I don't understand is why it would matter if you are just trying to run 7.10 from the CDROM, so I might be wrong on this whole thing. But since your post is unanswered, I thought I'd take a stab at this. And, I'm assuming that you can't even boot the CD to see Ubuntu or run it. If this is correct, you may have a problem with your CDROM.

If you can boot to Ubuntu but are having problems installing Ubuntu, then it is a good bet that you have problems with your SCSI drive and may need to partition it ahead of time using a Knoppix disk with the partitioner that comes with it. I like it better than Gparted but either will work.

Is it possible that you have a corrupted install CDROM? Have you verified it as identical to the original ISO? This could come from a bad CD or a CD writer that makes mistakes or even a download that had a hiccup that wasn't caught with the transfer protocol.

This probably wasn't helpful but I thought I'd give it a try.

Since this is a Ubuntu-specific problem (or may be), have you tried posting in the Ubuntu forums? You'll get a lot of help there, I think. I have, at least, on most issues.

Last edited by t2000kw; 12-17-2007 at 05:57 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
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well thanks for answering first off
but i don't have a scsi drive i two ide drives (my pc is rather old thus the migration)
and to clarify i can't even get into live at all the bootloader/grub just hangs displaying this error. I will try to reburn the cd though with a different drive to see if your correct.
thanks

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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Good Evening,

I have some experience in using linux before but never ubuntu. I downloaded gutsy on the day of release because I could never get it working I have been on and off.

Ok when I try to load the cd, Grub hangs and displays various errors that seem to focus around "sdb logical error device 0"

thanks
I have the exact same problem.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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I have the exact same problem.
Have you followed the exact same instructions??? beside, that post was on Dec 2007, may be u should try downloading the latest version, you'll probably have a better luck with that one.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

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Old 10-03-2008, 04:59 PM   #6
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ubuntu 7.10 installation/ live cd error won't boot Help!

I don't know why this didn't occur to me to ask, but do you have your BIOS set to boot from the CDROM? If not, it might be trying to boot from the hard disk.

To get to BIOS, there should be a momentary (a couple of seconds at least) display of what F-key to press to go to the setup menu. On my acer, it's F2 and if I just want to make a one-time choice, it's F12, but some computer BIOS's use the delete key or some other key to get to the setup menu.

Now, if this is the problem, that you can't boot to a CDROM, once you see the setup menu, you can probably use the arrow keys to move horizontally to the boot menu item, then press enter. Then use the own arrow key to highlight your CDROM drive, then use whatever key is mentioned on that screen to move it higher in the boot sequence so that it's at the top.

If you plan to dual boot with Vista, you might do better than to use GRUB for your boot menu. Some have reported that using any bootloader than Vista's own can cause Windows Update to not work or at least not install some updates.

The work-around is to use something like this one:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

and it will allow you to restore the Vista bootloader so you can run updates, then put its own back if/when you want to dual boot again (probably after you have installed your updates).

There are other approaches, but this one was easy for me to use when I used a dual-boot setup on my laptop.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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Have you followed the exact same instructions??? beside, that post was on Dec 2007, may be u should try downloading the latest version, you'll probably have a better luck with that one.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
I do have the new one. It doesnt matter though it works fine on my main computer just not on my old one for some reason.
 
  


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