Ubuntu Installation :: Boot A 10.04 Desktop Live From An Iso Image In /boot Partition?

Nov 9, 2010

My laptop can't boot from cdrom becouse it is broken and it can't boot from USB becouse it has never been able. Ubuntu 8.10 now run in my laptop withgrub 1.I've just try the following trick.1) I put grub4dos in /boot2) I put iso image in /boot3) I add the follwing entrt in source.list

# =========== GRUB4GOS ===================================
title == Use grub4dos for the following entries: ==


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Fedora Installation :: Loading Live Image With Boot DVD

Jun 11, 2009

Yesterday, i just got my Fedora live DVD. When i tried to boot it from my CD/DVD ROM drive, it seems to hang when it's just about to finish loading. From one of the prevous threads, one of the members said that i had to have 2 partitions on my HD. Currently, i already have 2 partitions. Can someone give me advice on what to do??

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Jan 15, 2011

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Jan 24, 2011

I've created USB bootable image of my Squeeze using live-magic and had the massage "Installation Finished".Now if I try to boot my system using this USB stick, I get the message:"Insert system disk in drive.Press any key when ready..."

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Sep 16, 2010

I've a headless custom device that boots from USB using live image. Since I cannot access the device through the network, I need a way to persist boot related log files (dmesg, boot.log, messages) to view them on another computer. I also need to know how can I run custom commands on startup of live image.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grow Boot Sector. Delete Swap Partition. Can't Boot Afterwards.

Mar 7, 2010

I'm running 9.10 off of a 4 GiB CF card. I keep running into space issues with updates, so I purchased an 8 GiB replacement card. I've cloned the 4 GiB card to a .IMG file using DD.I've then copied the 4 GiB image back to the 8 GiB card using the Ubuntu startup disk creator program. Once done, I'm able to properly boot off of the new 8 GiB clone.Unfortunately, the clone ends up with 3.67 GiB of unallocated space at the end *see attached). I tried deleting the "extended" partition that the swap is located at after booting from a Live CD and the system was unable to boot after this. I was thinking that I would delete the swap entirely and create a swap file after I merged the existing partitions, but I was unable to do this.

best way to do this (e.g. get one large 8 GiB partition with my old image on it)? I still have the original untouched 4 GiB card and also have an external CF drive if I need to redo the cloning. I've also used Clonezilla before, so perhaps there's a way to do this that allow me to grow the image as it's being cloned.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Why Boot Partition Is Recommended For Dual Boot Of 10.04 And Windows 7?

Jan 5, 2011

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Ubuntu Installation :: Separate Boot Partition - Doesn't Care About The Boot Flag On The Disk

Feb 14, 2010

Ubuntu 8.04.4

Added an SSD (dev/sdc) and decided to move some less often changed directories there. Started with /usr and /boot, leaving / on a primary in the first drive, for now. All started ok, and my changed fstab mounted the right ones, and the system works.

However, grub is actually using the original /boot on / on sda1. I cannot see any way to change this. (Which makes it sorta hard to update the kernel

From grub:

Okay, since it has two choices, I tried to tell it which one to use. But, grub> root (hd2,5) does nothing.

Disk /dev/sda:

what I seem to recall, grub doesn't care about the boot flag on the disk. Nor does it care about primary vs. logical (except GNU doc says "makeactive" only works on a primary?).

The GNU doc also indicates that it looks for a directory /boot on the partition, so if you're mounting a partition as /boot, it also needs to contain a /boot directory under it. Tried that, but no change.

Is my problem the logical partition? Does that prevent "grub> root" from changing it? I'm afraid to wipe out the old /boot and find that I can't start up.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 - Dual Boot Karmic / Unable To Boot Into Archlinux Partition

Feb 15, 2010

After installing karmic with Grub2 I am unable to boot into Archlinux partition. Grub2 has removed the last line of the Archlinux boot stanza! It used to read:-


Following the Grub2 tutorials I have tried editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom as follows:-


But no luck. Only way into Archlinux is to get into the edit shell and manually add the missing line and remove other stuff not needed. I have spent hours trying to resolve this issue and I am fairly p----d off

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Ubuntu :: Grub Rescue Error: No Such Partition And Can't Boot To Live CD/USB!

Dec 2, 2010

I have a netbook that dual-boots Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04 and accidentally hit the Win recovery mode in GRUB today, but quickly restarted without formatting or proceeding with any recovery. But upon reboot I just see: error: no such partition. grub rescue>

What I have tried so far: Boot to USB Live Disk... It won't, just goes straight to grub rescue.I do ls and it gives me (hd0) (hd0,4) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1) (fd0) error: fd0 cannot get C/H/S values.

set gives me

but if I try to boot it says unknown command so I figured I needed to find the right partition to boot from but I went through all of them with ls (hd0,4)/boot, ls (hd0,3)/boot etc. and every partition comes back "unknown filesystem".

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Ubuntu :: Boot.ini Failed - Can't Mount Windows Partition From Live Usb

Jan 17, 2011

The boot.ini file for windows fail(reason unknown) and now i cant boot to any installed OS. Used Ubuntu live from usb to explore the disks, but as i tried to mount the W´┐Żndows partition it failed..


# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda /media/c/
ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup: magic: 0xffffffff size: 1024 usa_ofs: 65535 usa_count: 65534: Invalid argument
Record 0 has no FILE magic (0xffffffff)


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Ubuntu :: Boot From Small Live CD Like Partedmagic / Delete Partition

Dec 25, 2010

I've read this thread: linuxforums.org/forum/ubuntu-linux/114705-want-remove-linux-mint.html.Can I follow the procedure that daark.child has outlined?

1. Boot from a small live CD like partedmagic and delete Linux partition.
2. Free space into NTFS with the same small live CD.
3. Remove GRUB by booting from supergrub disk and choosing the option to remove GRUB.

I don't have my Windows Installation CD with me, so can I remove Linux Mint just by following these steps?

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Fedora Installation :: Modern Dangers Of /boot Partition 2) Safest Way To Get Rid Of /boot?

Mar 13, 2010

My most recent F11 -> F12 was a near-fiasco, because I had the bad luck of foolishly having two distinct physical drives in the same system, where the /(root) partition on each drive had exact same UUID (result of partition cloning and neglect to change the UUID on the copy)

BUT! the UUID redundancy was not the initial trigger of my problems (its near-disastrousness played itself out only while I was REMEDYING the initial problem). The initial trigger: insufficient space on my /boot partition. "preupgrade" neglected to properly assess the space and/or warn me about it before proceeding.

In addition, the automatic cycling out of grub kernel entries came to bite me (part of many factors of the near-fiasco) because after the unfinished upgrade i had only one working kernel left to boot into, until I messed up that remaining one (too long a story), and then grub-install messed up my booting because of duplicate UUID. At any rate, at the end of what looked like a good preupgrade-reboot-upgrade-package-install process the post-install phase lingered a looong time, then I found myself booted into the old Fedora 11 kernel with absolutely NO modules (corresponding /lib/modules had been erased by the upgrade!) Somehow the system ran, but no USB, no wifi, no ethernet, no way to easily place the right kernel rpm onto the hard drive (had to unscrew the drive,etc., to copy over the correct kernel rpm). (Plus, file /boot/preupgrade/vmlinuz, left over from the arrested upgrade, was NOT the right target upgrade kernel version (, so it didn't help either because it didn't have its modules either. The target /lib/modules (version WERE there, but the kernel itself was NOT, due to upgrade running out of space on the /boot partition).

(Oh, and the preupgrade/upgrade had deleted my /var/cache/yum/preupgrade/ packages; hence my inability to quickly (re)install the kernel rpm -- why!? it hadn't successfully finished the process!)

(Also, FWIW, i ended up rescuing the system through "rpm -i --force <kernel>", many an F12 rescue boot, chrooting, /boot/grub/grub.conf & fstab edits, tune2fs/uuidgen, running grub on command-line ("setup (hd0)"), etc., etc.)

So, any tips out there on phasing out the old-school /boot partition scheme, the safest and easiest way (without destroying a working system, of course)?

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Fedora Security :: Image An Entire Luks System Encrypted Volume And The Rest Of The Used HDD, The MBR And /boot Partition?

Jan 21, 2009

I need a FREE solution that can image an entire Luks system encrypted volume and the rest of the used HDD, the MBR and /boot partition. Note: MBR and /boot are not encrypted. Note 2: I want to be able to restore entire drive from image with only a couple of steps. Note 3: Destination HDD space is a factor. Image file must be compressed and the image file must be around 40 to 50 GB or less. The smaller the image the better.

I have used clonezilla live cd before but not for encrypted volumes. I know you can install it in Linux. But, I don't know how to configure it after installation. I would be very happy if someone could tell me how to configure clonezilla in Fedora. How to guides are also welcome. I have one more question. If I image the encrypted volumes and all the stuff I mentioned above while logged in to Fedora, and I restore the drive from the image, will the recovered drive still be encrypted?

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Jul 23, 2009

I have downloaded the i386-DVD.iso image and have burned it on a DVD using Nero Express 6, when it boots from the DVD, it give me an error message "Could not find kernel image: Linux" and the boot: prompt after that. I have burned another DVD using Infra Recorder with minimum write speed but with the same problem. I have Ubuntu already installed on the computer.

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May 21, 2010

I am trying to install a box here where my /storage partition is about 2.5T.I had setup the partitioning with suse, while testing, and all worked well.Now when trying to install CentOs 5.5 it gives me an error, that my boot partition is on a gpt partition and this machine cannot boot that.Also I don't see the option to create XFS partitions from the installer.Can 5.5 support GPT @ install time?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Image Clone Will Not Boot

Jan 18, 2011

My HDD crashed (it wasn't completely disastrous, though). I was able to get my Ubuntu 10.10 partition of the disk with dd_rescue. I can see all of the data in the partition and everything. dd_rescue reported that there were no errors.Now, I have a fresh HDD, and I copied the image that I created with Gparted, and turned the boot flag on. I turn my system on, and all I get is a flashing cursor in the corner of the screen.I get the feeling that this would be easy for a seasoned user, but I'm not sure where to go. I originally got some information about cloning partitions here: [URL] But, it doesn't tell you how to reload the image after you make it.

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Apr 20, 2011

using onboard windows disk management i have made 75gb unallocated to add to the aforementioned ntfs data partition. but, after resizing extended partition, will i need to fix grub even though i will be adding the unallocated space to a storage partition and not the ubuntu boot partition?

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Ubuntu :: Live CD - Automatic Boot From CD - No Asking For Language & Livecd|hdd Boot

Dec 30, 2010

i do software (learn keyboard) for blind people. I selected ubuntu and festival and TTS. Please i NEED (mandatory for disabled people) live cd what can be inserted into cdrom and everything is done - automatic boot, settings done, software is on start-up... created own distribution, programed software, done settings, but what kills me is : How i can run AUTOMATIC (without asking, no enter) boot from CD-ROOM. Now CD asking :

- 1) What language want you (here is only czech) - need ENTER (killer for disabled people)
- 2) Boot from CD or hdd - need ENTER (killer no. 2 for disabeld people)
- after 2) I m ok, i can handle it myself, works.

I edited file in isolinux menu.lst etc - I can edit text but i do not know how run defalut choice automaticly. timout 0 does not work I spent a lot of hours reading tutorials grub/isolinux and have nothing ...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot Live CD From DOS?

Jan 6, 2010

Hey I have a laptop thats being stubborn and refuses to boot the xubuntu live cd like it cannot read the disc, while it will boot a FreeDos live cd. I can put the xubuntu CD in while in freedos and view it in as the X directory, is there anyway that I can try and boot the live CD from the FreeDOS interface

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Feb 17, 2010

I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 on an older computer. I figured since it was not that powerful, I'd try running it from the Live CD to see if it was acceptably fast. Of course, I forgot that I had put in a pair of unformatted 40 GB hard drives, so the Live CD didn't like those because there were no file systems to access. So I figured I would just reboot and install it. One problem: my PC acted as if there were no CD in the drive. So I tried a Windows XP CD, but I got the same result.

I reset the configuration data in my BIOS and I set the drives up correctly in there, made sure the boot order was right, and all of that. I was wondering if anyone has experienced something like this before, and if there's anything I can do before I try replacing the CD-ROM drive with another one. Computer info: Gigabyte 7IXE4 mobo with Athlon 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 2x 40 GB Seagate Barracuda HDs, not sure what the video card is (I'll worry about that one when I get there)

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Feb 23, 2010

I cannot get past the login screen. I tried entering through it but that fails, it keeps returning me to the login. Is there a generic login for the Live CD to test drive UBUNTU?

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Feb 24, 2010

I had issues installing Ubunut 9.10 on my Asus UX50 laptop but it installed perfectly on my tower. When installing 9.10 on my laptop I would get the live disc menu to try or install etc. Whenever I installed I got a big black screen for long lengths of time (each time varied from 15 minutes to 5+ hours), then on occasion I would get the glowy white Ubuntu logo, then if I was lucky, I would get scrolling code. It would scroll and scroll then stop. After the code stopped I would get the nice little blinking curser. I can type all types of fun things at this black screen but nothing seems to work.

I have tried 4 different CDS to no avail, my tower had the OS installed by one of the same discs.

I am successfully running 9.04 on this laptop.

a command of : lspci
gives me
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)


From what I understand, my nVidia card may be the issue. So I have tried to boot in safe graphics mode and this also does not work. Safe mode directly delivers me to my black screen with my blinking curser.

I have also checked my drivers and I have no proprietary drivers installed.

Since I have 9.04 installed successfully does any one think that upgrading from Upgrade Manager would be successful?

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Apr 9, 2010

My notebook is an HP Envy 15 (Core i7 720QM, Intel DMI Host Bridge, PM55) I have 2 ISO files, Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 and Ubuntu lucid lynx 10.04, both have correct md5sums, i burned each on cd's and flash usb disks ( using unetbootin and lili usb tool ). However i never had a successful boot, i always reach : (initramfs): Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.

Bios of notebook has no settings to tweak regarding HDD Could this be a sata issue anyway ? I tried searching for this issue on the forums but all the posts were having burn problems, I also tried the flash usb disks on a desktop machine and they boot properly with no problem.

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May 4, 2010

I'm trying to get a persistent live usb of ubuntu lucid, with usb creator. When trying to boot, it will just display "boot error". So I clean the USB key, re-installed everything. Still the same. Then I try on laptop, and surprise, it works. So i restored default on the desktop's BIOS. And updated BIOS.No changes.

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May 23, 2010

I am trying to boot the latest Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx but im facing the same problem. The scrolling dots appear but then when its supposed to load X, no display on my monitor.. My monitor shows no signal.I am getting this bug on ubuntu, kubuntu and even linux mint which is a spinoff of ubuntu. Is there no way for me to boot the live cd using safe graphics mode or something? Same error when trying to install using wubi.

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Dec 23, 2010

Two days ago Ubuntu crashed and I had to reformat my computer (I don't know what happened and I couldn't fix it). I'm running Window XP right now and am having trouble booting/installing several distros of linux.

I've tried Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Xbuntu, Puppylinux, and Fedora live CDs and continue to get the same thing.

When I boot, after the bios, I get a flashing "_". I don't get a boot and have to reboot and remove the CD.

I would like to get Xbuntu running as soon as possible.

EDIT: Also, In windows, when I go to my computer I cannot see the Live CDs. I don't know if this is related in some way.

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Feb 21, 2011

I've created a live usb with Startup Disk Creator on my desktop running Ubuntu 10.10. The live usb is Mint 10 (Julia). I wish to overwrite Ubuntu 10.04 running on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The reason for this is that Mint requires fewer resources and is better suited for my laptop duties.

I have used the live usb solution for several installs and never had a problem. Following protocol, I shut down the laptop, inserted the live usb and restarted. Nadda.

I made sure that the USB is the 1st boot device in the BIOS.

Upon restart, a line comes up with this:

vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image

It just repeats itself every 10 seconds.

I'm using a Verbatim 8.0 GB usb.

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