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Old 07-25-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
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Ubuntu Boot Problems


I have installed Ubuntu 9.04- this time without Windows. It worked well for a week. Today started up properly first time. As I was working, system hung. I had to reset the system. From then on, I am getting "GRUB Loading Stage1.5Read Error".

I Googled this error and all results point to upgrading of BIOS. Is Ubuntu (or any Linux distro) so BIOS dependent? I never had such problems in Windows. If it is a BIOS problem, why is the error coming up one week after installing & using Ubuntu?

By upgrading my BIOS, can I be sure of not getting this problem ever again?

Any other permanent solution? I don't intend using Windows.

Ganesh
 
Old 07-25-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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I would doubt a BIOS issue.
Boot the Ubuntu liveCD and fsck your filesystem
 
Old 07-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #3
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How do you fsck your file system
 
Old 07-25-2009, 07:51 AM   #4
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Here you go:
http://kenneth-kin-lum.blogspot.com/...on-ubuntu.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsck
 
Old 07-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #5
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That first link won't be any use in this case.
From the liveCD open a terminal and run "sudo fdisk -l" (no quotes). Then run "sudo fdisk /dev/sda?" for each partition that has an id of "83" (replace the ? with the partition number).
 
  


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