Ubuntu Installation :: Fails To Boot After 1st Install?

May 20, 2010

I have Vista on my Samsung R60 + and have installed Ubuntu. On start up I get the dual boot option, select Ubuntu which then goes to completeing install etc, get some HD activity then nothing.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fresh Install Fails On Boot?

Sep 13, 2010

Recently freshly reinstalled ubuntu 10.04 on a new / blank hard drive and it now crashes on startup. Quick version: I have a nvidia Quadro NVS 295, it gets to the point just after the bios with the flashing dash, seemingly tries to init xserver / gdm then crashes. Keyboard lights go off but the pc stays on, and just sits there with the monitor in power saving mode. Tried in recovery mode, the blue / grey ascii terminal thing pops up for less then a second then the display crashes in the same way.

Swapping with an ATI card borrowed from elsewhere, the new install will boot quite happily. Anyone know how I can get 10.04 to boot with a nvidia quadro NVS 295? Its a bog standard card and my version of 10.04 I upgraded to on my old hard drive works fine. ts a reasonably new dell XPS 64bit pc.

Longer version:
I run 3 monitors using a PCI-e x16 NVS 295 and a PCI NVS 295. This worked great under 9.10 and 10.04. Boss gave me a solid state HD so trying to install 10.04 on that. However on my first install attempt the live CD failed to load (same problem as above, gets to init'ing the display and crashes with no output). I removed the second PCI card to run with just the 1 PCI-e x16 nvidia card, this time the live CD worked fine and I could install, but I am stuck on the boot problem. Booted into the system using the ATI card and did an update just incase something may have changes / been fixed but the issue persists.

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Dec 27, 2010

Downloaded Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop AMD64, tried to install it to a cleand HDD using the whole HDD, i.e. gave it permission to use the whole HDD. Installation process appeared to run OK but when it came to the restart it just fired up the message
error: out of disk
grub rescue>

I've searched this forum and found numerous references to these error messages but cannot make head nor tail of the diagnostic suggestions. Apart from anything else they suggest strings of command lines which I don't understand and can't enter anyway since they don't correspond to my keyboard layout (if I hit > or ) something completely different appears on the screen). Is there someone here who can provide a step-by-step solution in lay language? Or is there such a thing as a bootable file which can be downloaded and inserted into my CD drive to correct this problem?

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Jul 24, 2009

I have sevral older machines that cannot boot from usb. Until now I have installed fedora using the provided boot.iso on a CD and an external USB dvd drive with the full install DVD.

With Fedora 11, this fails. It gets as far as "finding storage devices" and fails, telling me that an unhandled exception has occured. It offers to save the details, but freezes looking for a suitable location. I have no such problems with the same DVD/external rw drive on systems that can boot directly from usb.

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Jan 24, 2010

When I ran the distribution upgrade from 9.04 in update manager, my screen went blank on reboot and will not recover. Every time I reboot, screen goes blank. I cannot press CTRL-ALT F1 - F6 to gain access to text shells.

I tested booting from the 9.04 live CD and it works fine. So I downloaded the 9.10 live cd on another computer and booted it on the disabled system. Same exact problem on the live CD that I had upon installation: on boot screen goes black and cannot access text shells.

What can I do next to get out of this short of going back to 9.04, which has problems that I do not want to live with?

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Jul 13, 2011

Downloaded Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop AMD64, tried to install it to a cleand HDD using the whole HDD, i.e. gave it permission to use the whole HDD. Installation process appeared to run OK but when it came to the restart it just fired up the message

error: out of disk
grub rescue>

I've searched this forum and found numerous references to these error messages but cannot make head nor tail of the diagnostic suggestions. Apart from anything else they suggest strings of command lines which I don't understand and can't enter anyway since they don't correspond to my keyboard layout (if I hit > or ) something completely different appears on the screen). Is there someone here who can provide a step-by-step solution in lay language ? Or is there such a thing as a bootable file which can be downloaded and inserted into my CD drive to correct this problem ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Kubuntu V9.1 Fails To Boot After Fresh Install And Display Anomalies At The Desktop

Mar 22, 2010

The last version a Linux I had was Mandrake v9.1. However, in looking to get the latest/greatest Linux I downloaded Ubuntu and Kubuntu. After installing Kubuntu the system reboots and fails to boot into the OS. After the P.O.S.T all I get a the word "GRUB". There is no response to any keys with the exception of Ctrl-Alt-Del. I am temporarily able to get passed the boot problem if I boot from the CD and choose boot from primary hard menu option. I'm not sure how to fix the boot up problem and could use some advice. However, using the CD to boot up the hard drives installation leads me to my next problem.

While in a desktop session I am unable to drag windows by their title bar. When attempting to drag a window, the desktop becomes covered with parts of the original window spreading all over the screen in multiple directions. It looks like a kaleidoscope or bad acid trip image. I suspect the video anomalies might be configuration related or improper driver. Again guidance would be greatly appreciated here.

I have a good 'ole Matrox MGA Millenium card installed into a P4 1.8ghz system, with 512 MB ram. The hard drive originally had an old install of Mandrake v9.1, but all of the partitions were wiped and I created 3 new partitions:

- /dev/sda1 20GB Bootable/Primary Partition EXT4 (Unbuntu mounted at /)
- /dev/sda2 18GB Primary EXT4 (Kubuntu mounted at /mnt/Ubuntu_dsktop_91)
- /dev/sda3 2GB Swap space

My intent was to install Ubuntu on the 2nd primary partition and be able to switch between them. However, I tried installed Ubuntu on the first partition (reformatted of course) and I encounter the same boot problem and display problem.

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May 27, 2011

My old computer started randomly rebooting so I went out yesterday and bought a new one. It's a standard Intel 64 architecture with 2gb ram etc.The old computer was running Lenny however I'm happy to upgrade, so I just went to the main Debian download site and downloaded:debian-6.0.1a-ia64.netinst.iso (this didn't work, apparently ia64 is for itanium and my machine is definitely not that), so I downloaded: debian-6.0.1a-amd64-netinst.iso, burnt the CD and ran the install. First time through I had a power failure.

Second time through (a complete fresh start - new partition and everything) it went all the way through to completion and reboot.Clicked 'Continue' to reboot and the machine reset as it would normally and the Grub loader started okay, prompted for the "Debian amd64" standard boot image, selected that and the first 6 lines appeared normal, then the messages wizzed by so fast that only superman could read them. Then they stop - here is some of the content...

[3.816673] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to killl init!
Call trace:
get_empty_filp
panic

[code].....

Running it again I get similar stack stuff but it's a different place: [3.541816], [3.427502] And sometimes if I wait for a minute or two it will continue on further but appear to crash again. Hardware details (everything is onboard - no added cards):

G41M-S3
Intel G41 + ICH7 chipsets
CPU: LGA 775 for Intel Core 2 Extreme

[code]......

Is the amd64 the wrong image? Should I try i386? Is it a blip and I should just rerun the entire install again?

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Jan 23, 2009

I am trying to upgrade RH9 to F10. I have downloaded dvd iso image i386. The SHA1 integrity check passes. The installer fails media check due to "errors". I did an independent verification of the DVD and zero errors found. Download was from Fedora's own torrent, so files should be verified anyway. If I bypass the media check I get the message : Running anaconda 11.4.1.62 the Fedora system installer - please wait.....

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Jun 24, 2010

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a laptop (Acer Aspire 6530), and duel boot with windows vista. However, when starting up the computer with the CD in the drive, the installer fails to load, showing only a picture at the bottom of the screen showing a square and a circle with a person in it... This persists for as long as I have cared to wait (hours) and pressing keys at first results in nothing, then after sufficient key presses just produces beeps...

Anyone know what's wrong there?

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May 1, 2011

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a desktop I use on occasion. It is a Dell Dimension E510. It was running on Windows XP(?) and I think ours dates back to around 2005 or 2007, but I can't say so with certainty.

Anyway, let's say it was about ten days ago when I installed. Everything worked fine and was great. But now the computer won't boot and I'm at a total loss of where I should go from here.

To summarize what happens: Basically I hit the power button and can hear the machine turn on (the monitor's power button is stuck on, so it's already powered), but the screen just stays dark.

I've done a slight amount of research and tested to see if it was the CPU behind it, and if removing any external devices would help (which I'm still not sure if it isn't the culprit) to no avail. My younger sister uses the computer almost exclusively for charging her iPod - which in that case may be related. I'm curious if anyone knows other methods to get around the possibility of it being a CPU problem just in case.

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Jun 17, 2011

I had to install grub manually after the install. GRUB loads fine and I can select the Ubuntu option, but it simply stays on a purple screen with no HDD activity. When I go into recovery, it falls to a busybox command-line and says "ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/(string of letters and numbers) does not exist". I use a RAID array which causes me loads of problems, but I'm fairly sure, from what I've read of similar problems, that this is due to the update it did during installation. I suppose I could try installing it without internet connection, but then presumably the same thing would happen as soon as I ran update-manager? I have actually tried the reinstall several times as well as reinstalling GRUB.

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Mar 4, 2010

New kernel Fails to boot. video driver is current and I tried reinstall . The .19 Kernel works fine

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May 1, 2010

Installed v9 a couple of weeks back and have been causally mucking about with it since. I managed to get XP and ubuntu running as a dual boot system (which was an achievement ).

Anyway, i've upgraded to 10.04 - and already loving it. However... my XP o/s no longer boots. It use to prior to the upgrade. Now, when the XP o/s is selected from GRUB2, I just get a series of bleeps and a flashing _.

Now, I am a complete novice. I actually have no idea where to even begin trouble shooting GRUB2 (and i'm assuming its a problem with GRUB).

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May 5, 2010

I created a Ubuntu live usb´╝îit works fine on my notebook, but boots fail on my desktop pc. I found that /dev/sdb1 is always mounted to /cdrom when booting, but usb key is /dev/sdc on my desktop pc, it causes sequence booting process which depend upon files under /cdrom fails.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade 9.10->10.04 Fails To Boot

Jun 10, 2010

Dual boot Windows XP SP3 & Ubuntu 9.10 on a single hdd, w/2 partitions. Booted to Ubuntu and upgraded online. XP boots fine, but Ubuntu, not so much; a msg about /dev not found, followed by a shell login prompt. I suspect a grub problem, but haven't been able to find a definitive answer. Since I can at least boot XP, I do not want to do anything that would screw that up and leave me with no bootable OS. I did the "upgrade" shortly after 10.04 was released. Is there a way to reliably fix this w/o possibly screwing up my ability to boot XP, the only OS I can boot? I have no Ubuntu 10.04 disk, as I used their upgrade online option.

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Jul 8, 2010

I'm having a lot of trouble with a PC that has been running Ubuntu for ages, since about 8.04 I think. I've run the distro upgrade a few times and it was running 10.04, but for some reason won't boot anymore. So I'm trying to do a fresh reinstall but I can't get the LiveCD to boot. I'm trying to install 10.04 AMD64 desktop.If I leave the CD to boot, I get to a Busybox screen showing the error "No init found. Try passing init= bootarg." and an (initramfs) prompt. This is all displayed at 1280x1024 res - the native image of the screen I'm using.It's an NVidia chipset - an older one. So I tried hitting a key during boot and putting the nomodeset option on. I get the same error, but at a lower resolution

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Ubuntu Installation :: Second Hdd Not Visible / Pc Fails To Boot From Dvd?

Jan 16, 2011

I have win 7 installed on my main first hdd and would like to install ubuntu 10.10 on my newly installed second hdd. Problem is that during install when i choose manual partitioning my second hdd is not visible. So it is impossible to choose the disk for installation. Tried to disable first hdd in bios but pc than fails to boot from dvd. Tried the alternate ubuntu cd and second drive even then is invisible. Second hdd is visible in win 7 and fully can be manipulated in 7. Tried to format the drive as fat32, ntfs, linux ext 2 and 3, but same problem. Drives are mounted as 1st hdd is primary master and 2nd hdd is secondary master.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot From Usb - Led Flickers Then Fails

Mar 31, 2011

I am trying to get Ubuntu to boot from a usb, and failing.

I have a two year old Acaer Aspire 5735Z with Windows Vista as the OS. This has USB as a possible boot source, now of course at the top of the list.

I downloaded 10.10 and installed on an empty 8 GB Kingston drive as guided. There is just under 4 GB on the drive. The drive had been used before and all deleted.

So at start up the first thing that happens is the led on the USB drive flickers for less than one second, and then the Windows boots.

How can I know that a boot sector is installed ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fails To Boot After Upgrade To 11.04?

Aug 1, 2011

I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.04 but now all the kernels fail to boot. The resolution of grub changed and the older kernels are put into a 'previous kernels' folder. The most recent kernel halts at the message '* Stopping userspace bootsplash [ OK ]' and the previous kernels fail with the message 'Unlink after no-irq. Controller is probably using the wrong IRQ',

or show the background of the login screen with just a white box.

I think the cause is that I have an ATI graphics card (HD Radeon 3650), because on my 2 other computers ubuntu upgrades fine and they have NVIDEA graphics cards.

As a last resort I tried installing different distro's like Linux Mint but it also gived me the 'unlink after no-irq' message.

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Feb 26, 2010

I'm using the RAID1 setup, which is configured in the BIOS, as it is a HP Proliant server. i have 2 500GB hard drives configured in a mirror. when booting the install, it recognises this, and deals with it fine.

The problem is, when it gets to the section of installing the grub2 boot loader, it just stops and gives me the "ubuntu installer main menu" where if i select grub boot loader install it just loops back, and if i select LILO installer, it errors, saying an installation step failed.

It has the option to skip installing boot loader, but then, can i get it to boot a different way? can i boot manually into the server install and then install GRUB and hope it works? can i install grub1 rather than grub2?

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Mar 3, 2010

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Jul 18, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu Server V9.10 (64-bit) on a brand new server I built with no previous OS installed. The drives are two Hitachi 1 Tbyte hdd's configured as RAID1, an ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard with an AMD Phenom-II cpu with 8 Gbyte of memory. I updated the bios following building the computer. The Ubuntu 9.10 server installation appears to go without error. However, on reboot I get the message:

Grub loading
error: no such disk
grub rescue

I suspect the MBR is missing or Linux is not pointing to the correct drive in the grub.cfg.I've made sure the boot order is correct, but other than that I don't really know the commands or syntax to troubleshoot this problem. The only CD I have is the Ubuntu 9.10 server ISO I downloaded and burned to dvd.

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Feb 1, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu Server V9.10 (64-bit) on a brand new server I built with no previous OS installed. The drives are two Hitachi 1 Tbyte hdd's configured as RAID1, an ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard with an AMD Phenom-II cpu with 8 Gbyte of memory. I updated the bios following building the computer.

The Ubuntu 9.10 server installation appears to go without error. However, on reboot I get the message:

Grub loading
error: no such disk
grub rescue

I suspect the MBR is missing or Linux is not pointing to the correct drive in the grub.cfg.

I'm a noob to Linux. I've made sure the boot order is correct, but other than that I don't really know the commands or syntax to troubleshoot this problem.

The only CD I have is the Ubuntu 9.10 server ISO I downloaded and burned to dvd.

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May 8, 2010

post another windows 7 / ubuntu studio 10.04 dual boot thread, but I've tried researching this all evening and I am still not getting anywhere...

steps:
-- installed windows 7 on my HP g61
-- defragged using perfectdisk 11
-- used windows 7 volume shrink to get windows partition to 65 GB
-- created an NTFS volume in the new 220 GB partition with windows (Ubuntu studio's partitioner would not recognize the space unless I did this first)
-- ran ubuntu studio 10.04 installer
-- deleted the 220 GB partition and the installer automatically created a new ext4 partition with a swap partition.

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Aug 24, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS-the Lucid Lynx on top of a Windows XP installation. The Windows partition started before I did this. Now, all I get is a flashing cursor when I tell GRUB to start the Windows XP partition.

I have tried reinstalling Ubuntu with no effect. I have tried repairing Windows using a Windows installation disk.

However, I can reach the files in the Windows partition just fine from Ubuntu.

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Nov 13, 2010

I have an ASUS G51J notebook with Windows 7 installed. I was following This Guide. I set aside about 100GB for the Unallocated partition. When I started my laptop, I chose to boot from CD (which has an Ubuntu 10.10 ISO on it). I saw a purple background with two icons at the bottom of the screen, and eventually "Ubuntu" appeared in the center with a few dots underneath it. These dots would change color from left to right like a loading bar.

This is where my issue comes up. My friend was using this same CD on his Dell laptop and his desktop which has a XFX motherboard, Q6600 processor, and Invidia 470 graphics card. After this "loading bar" was done, he would be asked if he wanted to boot or install Ubuntu.

This didn't happen for me. What happened instead was that I saw what looked like my Windows desktop after having gone through a meat grinder. There were various icons randomly in pieces all over the place. The only icon that was in one piece (by chance) was my shortcut to Skype.

Has anyone seen this before? Am I doing something wrong? My friend was saying that maybe I should try with a fresh reinstall of Windows and try again. I wasn't even given the choice to just boot from disc. It got to the point where I expected it to give me the options to do so, but instead the Kansas version of my desktop shows up after being hit by an F5

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Apr 30, 2011

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Jan 7, 2011

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Nov 14, 2015

I was planning on installing Stretch on my iBook G4. So I got my netinst cd and went through the install process. Everything was fine till I got to the section where I selected my mirrors. I chose the US/ftp.debian.org mirror and it failed so I tried the ftp.kernel.org and that failed as well. Then I tried the third on the list and I was able to connect and get my packages. The install completed, however when I rebooted the bootup froze. So I thought that it could my cd so I went and grabbed the latest stretch iso from the site.

Yet again I ran into issues. The biggest was that I kept getting sent back to install menu to manually select what steps I wanted to do. I found this odd since normally the install will just walk you through. Then I ran into the same issues with mirrors. finally the install completed and I was rebooted. However the boot failed again, but this I got dropped into the initramfs shell. Should I file this as bug with the debain-installer package?

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