General :: Disk Read Error - Press Any Key To Continue

Dec 17, 2010

I have just assembled my computer and installed Fedora 13. After rebooting I get Error 25: Disk read error, Press any key to continue. When I do that the systems goes back to the GRUB window where I continue to press enter and it goes back to the error after a while.

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General :: Error: Bootmgr Is Compressed, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del To Continue

Jul 2, 2010

Here's my problem: While choosing to compress certain folders from within Windows 7, I marked the boot manager as 'compressed'. Now, when I try to boot, I'm not able to boot into Windows 7, or any other OS (I get an error: bootmgr is compressed, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to continue, which restarts the system and the same cycle continues.

I have a Windows 7 + open SUSE + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS wubi install boot setup. To complicate things, its a laptop, and the DVD drive is conked. Is there any way I can boot into any of my OS's? If not using a live boot, can I, perhaps make a bootable USB flash drive, boot into it and uncompress the boot manager ? Note: I'm typing this from another desktop, and I do not have Windows installed on this.

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Used this: [URL]..questions/137877/decompressing-files-on-an-ntfs-volume-from-linux/137906#137906 Still no go, getting the same error message.

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All of the loaders work fine (ubuntu loads fine, im typing this from ubuntu.) but xp will just say: Disk Read Error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

One hard drive is partioned 500GB HD ([440gb XP partition] + [60gb ubuntu])

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I'm randomly getting 'Continue to wait; or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery...' or something like that at boot ((it flashes very quickly)- If I don't press anything, I'm prompted for my password (I configured it to login with password) and the desktop loads...

I'm using Ultimate Edition 2.6.1 -> Ultimate Edition Home

I was using my 1TB hdd to dual-boot linux, windows, and for storage...Yesterday, I imaged the linux partition, and restored it to an approximately 66GB partition I created on a 150GB hdd...Besides the 66GB partition, the rest of the 150GB hdd is 'unallocated space'... That's when the above message started...Below are screenshots of the fstab and partitions as they are now...

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I recently upgraded Ubuntu, however I have two problems with the upgrade.

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2) immediately after Firefox starts it freezes. I see the screen saying that Firefox has crashed but I am unable to click on any of the choices (restore session, start new session). I tried uninstalling it from the repository and then reinstalling it, however, that had no effect.

I have no problem removing Firefox completely (and losing all of my preferences) in order to solve the problem. The only problem is that I do not know how to reinstall Firefox (other then the way I tried). I also have no problem reinstalling Ubuntu, and I might even do so I just want to wait until I am sure that that would no mess up grub any more.

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Basically when booting, it show "Keyboard not detected, press f1 to continue" then at the grub menu, I am not able to select win xp or anything. So by default 1st entry is ubuntu so I can boot into ubuntu.

Once ubuntu is loaded, I can use the keyboard to enter my password....

So I was wondering if the cmos battery is flat...but still why can't my key board be detected when booting up?

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Apr 8, 2011

I have multi-version Kernels on a Dual Boot WinXP / openSUSE 11,3 box. It's been a LONG time since I needed to boot to Win XP and now that I find that I can't get to it, I can not say for sure what I did to break it. Looking back, I suspect that the method I used for the recent removal of one of the Kernel versions may have been innappropiate. Rather than unchecking in versions/package groups I may have just removed the unwanted kernel in the package list. Not sure. I've tried dinking around with menu.lst and Yast Boot Loader to no success. I get errors depending on what I messed with. Didn't try to reinstall grub until I checked here for help with a fix.

Here's some info:

Code:

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2 months ago, I built a dedicated backup server using 4 2TB SATA drives for software RAID5 (6TB total). A few days ago, smartd sent out mail saying it found an unreadable sector on one of the drives. I ran selftest using smartctl and the error persisted. So far, neither software RAID nor ext4fs running on top of the RAID volume have reported errors.

MOST OPTIMISTIC: It is normal to have a few bad sectors among billions. Software RAID takes care of alternatives. Keep using the system until RAID spits a more serious warning in the future.

MOST PESSIMISTIC: It is a really bad sign to lead a disaster. No good disk drive should have bad sectors especially when it is only 2 months old. The error is simply not detected by software RAID and ext4. Replace the drive immediately and return the bad drive to the supplier.

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Jul 16, 2010

I am fully aware that these following photo's are not all required for a full understanding of my issue, but I will post them regardless. Checklist to see if my computer meets best results possible for the installation. Screenshot.jpg These photos showing here are where I plan on Installing Ubuntu

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NOTE: The installation has started, but only to shortly be stopped by my error message.

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This is my ERROR!!! message

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No matter what I try to click on, the window simply ignores the command, regardless of the amount of times I issue the command.

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Aug 18, 2010

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Oct 9, 2010

I want to do partitioning with "cfdisk" in a virtual machine name is VMware that has Ubuntu, is for a project of LFS so when I try to call the "cfdisk" and an error flag:
"FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive Press any key to exit cfdisk"
"Press any key to exit cfdisk"

Then try "fdisk" and I get nothing of what I need. Then with "sudo cfdisk" and I went another different error:
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Here's some drive info:

partition labels & uuid

Code:
Windows /dev/sdb3 (hd0,3) 5450F91950F90312
/ /dev/sdb1 (hd0,1) 72c730c7-1aa5-46cb-8957-d309de430502
/boot /dev/sdc1 (hd1,1) 3fe937cb-aa77-4516-a911-3da514d21aae

There's other partitions, but I don't think they're referenced in any of the boot files and my grub.cfg menu entries:

Code:
Ubuntu:
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail

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This problem originated when I moved XP from sdc to sdb using clonezilla. I installed Ubuntu after that, however, and I have since run update-grub, so the menu entries should reflect that move. Also, all drives are set to IDE in BIOS.

However, I can mount the windows partition in Ubuntu and read all the files fine.

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Dec 19, 2010

However, when I installed Oracle Express Edition Database 10g, it complains that I have insufficient disk space on '/' directory. Here is a snapshot of my system. Wondering if I would like to swap the free space from /dev/sda5 into /dev/sda2.

Code:

[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l
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Jan 7, 2010

I bought a t770.uk HP desktop PC, which came without a Hard drive as the pervious owner had removed it for security reasons. A week later I got a hold of a brand new - out of an anti-static sealed bag - compatible Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA150 7200 HDD, and installed it as directed by my t770.uk manual. Up until now, things looked to be on a roll. As I don't have any windows OS, I figured Ubunutu would be the way to go (and it certainly is from what I've heard and read about it. I can't wait!).

So I sent off for a CD and it popped through my mail a few weeks back. The problem that I am having is after booting past a very brief view of the HP POST screen, the screen goes black with the error "Disc boot failure-insert system disk and press enter". I've tried placing the Ubuntu disc in (assuming it is asking for that? An OS disc) and restarting, and changing the boot order around, but no matter what I do the error persists and I can't install Ubuntu. I really want to get this PC running with Ubuntu.

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Jun 2, 2010

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RE-CHECKING DEPENDENCIES
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error: A required dependency 'cups-image (CUPS image - CUPS image development files)' is still missing.
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency.
error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.

So I ran apt-get install cups-image and got the following:

raygo75@RayGo1:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install cups-image
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package cups-image

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