Ubuntu Installation :: Using Grub 2 To Boot An Iso Off Hard Drive?

Jul 21, 2010

I have a dual boot machine windows xp & Ubuntu 10.04. I want to use Grub 2 to boot an Ubuntu 8.04 32bit live cd image off my hard drive. I put a copy of the 8.04 iso in a new directory /boot/iso. I added the following lines to my grub.cfg.

menuentry "Ubuntu Live 8.04 32bit" {
loopback loop /boot/iso/ubuntu804.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/boot/iso/ubuntu804.iso noeject noprompt --
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Error 18 Trying To Boot From External Hard Drive?

May 25, 2010

I have Ubuntu/Vista dual boot desktop with Single HDD (200GB) that i cloned to an external USB HDD (320GB) using clonezilla. My intention is to use the external HDD as a backup to up running in case my 3 year old desktop HDD fails. To make sure the clone is good to use if need, i connected external HDD to USB port and tried boot from it but got "Error 18". I tried to Google got some infoDid a fdisk -lu and got the following.

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors

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Feb 12, 2010

I've been scouring the forums and Google for 2 days now and am not sure which track I should follow with my problem, because the GRUB path doesn't seem to be working, nor the fsck. I'd appreciate any insight anyone can provide, as I feel I'm spinning my wheels at this stage.A few days ago, I was transferring files from my Ubuntu server via SFTP to my laptop across my local network. All of a sudden, the transfer quit in the middle of transferring a file and since then, I was unable to FTP or SSH in to the server. I hooked up a monitor to see what was going on and there was only a black screen, so I powered off the server and powered back on.

While booting, the Ubuntu logo screen initially appears, but then goes to black and error messages come up, asking me if I wish to start the degraded RAID. "Gave up waiting for root device" is the message I get and it tells me that /dev/md2 does not exist and drops me to a initramfs shell. When I try to start in degraded RAID, it tells me:

mdadm: create user root not found
mdadm: create group disk not found
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I have 4 hard drives in the server, configured as RAID 5.I boot from a Live CD and have a look at the discs.All are said to be healthy, except for the 4th which is said to have some bad sectors.I'm unable to access (or don't properly know how to access) the /boot/grub/menu.1st file to change the root delay parameter, which is what I thought I would try first.

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Feb 6, 2010

With the generous help from caf4926 and please_try_again, i was able to boot into Ubuntu 9.10 with suse's grub legacy.Now I have another problem that i'd need help on, I added a new IDE hard drive for storage and it became sda and the original sda with 3 OSes changed to sdb. Grub can't boot into any OSes except windows 7. Well, i can still boot into Ubuntu if i change the boot option from

Code:
root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
to

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Apr 11, 2011

I've been reading and searching the forums here and most of the problems I have read about stem from writing the grub2 to the MBR of the primary drive. So i'm trying to avoid these problems if possible. Heres what I'm trying to achieve. I have two seperate hard drives in my PC, on the first is Vista Home Premium 64bit. The second drive is now completely empty and has just been reformated to NTFS with the standard 4096 setting.

I would like to install Ubuntu 10.10 and grub2 onto the second drive so that nothing is written to the primary drive at all. In a thread I read it mentioned that to do this I would need to use a "Specify Partitions Manually (Advanced)" option. My thinking is that I can just use the same process I'm using to run Ubuntu from a dvd disk to start Ubuntu once installed on the second drive. The process is an F10 "Boot Menu" when the computer is first turned on just before it starts to run Vista.

So my question is about the advanced installer options. Is there a walkthough available anywhere? (with screenshots maybe). I'm just worried that something may come up in the advanced installer that I have no knowlege of. I can re-format the second drive again from within Ubuntu running from disk if I need to (NTFS???). Also when running Ubuntu from disk I can still see the main primary drive and all its files. It would be nice to have this option but its not essential. My system. Windows Vista Home Premium 6.0.2002 SP2 Build 6002. 64 Bit, Intel Q8200 Quad core, 8GB Ram, Nvidia 9600GT 512MB

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I have 6 hard drives that have 9.10 and 10.04 on them. Not as a dual boot, but some hard drives have different versions on them. When I have plugged the drives in a couple of weeks later, the grub is gone and system will not boot. I get like a grub 1.5 error and that is all the options I have. Does anyone one know why this happens? Nothing on the drives but the O/S to get rid of windows. All drives worked perfect until they were removed and installed later.

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Jun 6, 2011

I have a HP Compaq 6710b notebook with W7 on it. I want to use Ubuntu for hobby activities, but as this is a company notebook, W7 should remain intact. I decided to install Ubuntu to an external drive.I set BIOS boot order to CD-USB-HDD.I attached a 2.5" 250GB WD Passport usb hard disk and installed Ubuntu to it from the CD.As a result, the clean install doesn't boot, I get a mere grub console (normal, not rescue).

Examining the situation I learned, that during Live CD session the inner hdd is hd0 and usb drive is hd1. Grub.cfg gets compiled to use /dev/sdb.When booting from usb drive, BIOS makes it to be hd0 and inner hdd becomes hd1 so grub tries to load kernel from W7 partition (and can't find it, I wonder why? )How to fix problem? Although grub.cfg is supposed not to be edited, may I change every sdb to sda in it?

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timeout 30
default 0
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Feb 5, 2010

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Feb 8, 2010

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The problem is that after I do this, I get about 6 minutes of error messages as the kernel tries unsuccessfully to read my dead hard disk ("buffer I/O error on /dev/fd0" or something like that). I can post again if the specific error message would be useful. (But it takes so long to reboot that i'd rather not). I can tell it is trying to access my hard disk as I hear the disk occasionally spinning (it intermittently spins and does not spin). After many failures, the system successfully boots and runs from the USB drive.I tried removing the hard disk from the machine entirely, but this triggers an ASPI error and the kernel hangs.So ideally I would like to modify the kernel command line above to instruct it to ignore the hard disk. I read some kernel documentation but it proved a little bit too advanced for me.

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Feb 8, 2010

I've tried to be clever but as usual I didn't think before acting and missed a small detail.

I have recently installed karmic (dual booting with Vista) on my dell xps laptop. The install went fine, I'm very happy with my new OS.

I bought a new Seagate 500GB portable external HDD. I got a bit over-excited and installed karmic on the external drive. This worked fine and I got a lovely (but slow to appear) Grub2 menu showing my vista and both ubuntu options.

My problem is that now, when I unplug the external drive, Grub fails and I get a grub rescue> prompt. So I need the external drive to be plugged in if I want to boot.

It seems I have done something to the grub configuration. I have read around the subject but I am not confident about how best to proceed.

I understand there is an 'advanced' option in the installer which will allow me to choose where to install grub. Presumably I want it on the internal drive so that I can boot without the external one plugged in.

Am I right in thinking I can just pop in my install disk and redo the installation?

If I indicate I want to install Grub on the internal drive, which partition should I aim for?

Will I get a grub option for booting to the external drive?

Will I be able to plug the external drive into a different machine and boot from it?

I haven't done anything with the fresh install on the external drive so I don't mind losing that.

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Jan 23, 2011

I've just installed a second hard drive in my laptop with windows 7 on one drive and Ubuntu on the other. I selected the side-by-side install in the Ubuntu install and let Ubuntu do the rest. Unfortunately Grub isn't seeing the windows install even after reconfiguring grub. However, the windows 7 drive is visible in Ubuntu and all the windows files are there intact.

Does anyone know how I can make grub see Windows 7 so I can boot into it?

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Mar 9, 2010

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May 21, 2010

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook. I have Windows XP home installed. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition and put it on USB drive by Unetbootin. I booted from usb and it worked perfectly. I then installed Ubuntu to my hard drive from the live desktop and nothing went wrong. Perfect so far. Next, i shut down my netbook and took the usb drive out. I booted my netbook and it started loading Windows XP, didn't ask me if i want to use Ubuntu. I shut down the computer and pressed F5 while booting. It asked me what i want to do. I selected 'go back to OS selection' and i could only choose Windows XP from there. It was the only thing i could choose.

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Jul 17, 2010

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Boot From Hard Drive From 10.04

Sep 5, 2010

I can boot and run the live CD "ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64." Verified checksum and is ok
When I install it via CD or after running in CD mode and installing from the desktop the system will not boot. 250gig SATA drive.I can't for the life of me get it to boot after installation. It keeps dropping into 'initramfs' I even tried installing "ubuntu-10.04.1-server-amd64" and get the same result.Is it something to do with the SATA drive?

Memory 4GiB
Processor AMD Athlon Processor LE-1660
NVIDIA

Quote:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sde and looks on the same drive in
partition #1 for /boot/grub.

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Jun 26, 2011

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Ubuntu Installation :: New Hard Drive, Unable To Boot On CD?

Mar 7, 2010

I had a little mission this week-end = my girlfriends 250Gb SATA hard drive laptop crashed this week (video card failure), and I wanted to help her by getting all her valuable data on an old Pachard Bell EasyNote laptop I have hanging around.One big problem : this laptop does not boot on CD drive, nor USB drive, and does not have a Floppy slot. There is an old hard drive with a lot of bad sectors in it, and I have a 80Gb IDE drive I want to put in.

My tools : a SATA to USB adapter, a IDE to USB adapter, a Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD, a Windows7-run netbook, and the web.My goal : to configure the hard drive in some sort for it to install Ubuntu on boot (much like when you buy a laptop : the OS installs on first boot).I quickly found this to be impossible, as there is no Ubuntu pre-install format available (or that I found). So the next step was to get a complete install on the new hard drive, one way or another.First I tried cloning the 250SATA drive on the 80GB IDE drive, but this clearly led to an error (Grub error 18. It was looking for a 250Gb drive where I only fed him 80.)

Next step was to get some kind of LiveCD-like boot from the hard drive. This is made possible by using the UNetBootIn tool and the related Ubuntu Documentation. I met some problems during the real Ubuntu Install at the point where the laptop tried to format the drive the CD image was on. This other Ubuntu Guide gives a few workarounds and tweaks for that situation, but they didn't solve the issue for me.Final idea was to Live-CD like boot from the rubbish hard drive and install the system on the new hard drive plugged in through USB. This failed because the computer does not boot LiveCD-like on the old hard drive...

I'm kinda stuck on what to do now. I still don't have a nice boot on the computer (only a Live-CD like obtained with the UNetBootIn tool), and am still not capable of doing a "real" install on the Laptop.I'm aware that solving the boot-from-cd issue would bring me a faster solution (maybe!), but the idea was to get a hang on this so that I can install Ubuntu on my CD-free netbook soon (Although my netbook might very well boot on USB, but still).My final and last idea is to go buy some kind of adapter that would let me plug the two hard drives into the laptop at the same time, LiveCD-like boot on the new one, install Ubuntu on the old one (connected directly via IDE) and then clone the old one to the new one. But I wish I don't have to go to that extreme ;o)Writing this I just thought of one thing : I could install Live-CD like Ubuntu on a flash drive, launch it on my netbook and install Ubuntu on the new hard drive connected through USB... Would that work?

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Jan 4, 2011

Recently, my laptop was dropped frying the factory installed hard drive. I'm not able to purchase a replacement immediately, but still need to use my laptop. I was able to get a hold of a 16 GB flash drive onto which I installed Ubuntu. When I install Ubuntu onto the drive the same way I installed it onto my hard disk originally it won't boot, but if I install it as a live CD it refuses to save any of the changes I make (which I know is the way live CDs always work).

So, finally, here is my question, is there a way I can install Ubuntu onto my flash drive and have it boot and save the way a hard drive typically would?

The flash drive: [url]

The Laptop: [url]

The Ubuntu version
Maverick Meerkat, 10.10

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Jan 12, 2011

i installed Ubuntu 10.10 on our second hard drive, and i cant dual boot it. it is set as slave, so should i set it to master, or do i need to hit a key @ initial boot. ive gotten a list that shows vista on it, which is on C: , but not ubuntu, which is on F:.

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May 9, 2011

I have just finished building a new computer and it booted with no problems from the hard drive to ubuntu 10.10 (it was a hard drive from a previous computer and had ubuntu installed). After less than a minute though it froze up completely. I restarted and now cannot get ubuntu to boot. I get to GRUB with no problems but when I try to boot ubuntu I get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner and it hangs indefinitely.

I tried to boot from a live cd to see if there was anything I could do but I get as far as the screen to choose "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" and both choices leave me on a black screen with the mouse icon. I can move the mouse but nothing else. I have tried the Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit, 11.04 64-bit, 11.04 32-bit and even Mythbuntu, which I had on a cd from a magazine. I get the same result with all of these.

On the other hand, OpenSUSE 11.4 boots from the Live CD fine and I installed it and it boots from the hard drive. This is good news but I would much prefer Ubuntu, as I'm more used to it. Am I doing something wrong or have I any hope?

The computer specs are:
Processor: AMD phenom II X2 555
Motherboard: Asus M4A88TD V-EVO
Memory: G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB Dual channel
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 200GB

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May 10, 2011

I am having trouble booting ubuntu 11.04 from my external hard drive, i did a custom instal using the 11.04 CD.

i made 4 partitions
/dev/sda1 ext2 /boot 1024mb (1gb)
/dev/sda5 swap 4096mb (4gb)
/dev/sda6 ext4 / 10240mb (10gb)
/dev/sda7 ext4 /home 204800mb (200gb)

and i put grub on the one what was mounted to /boot.

but my problem is when i restart my computer it just starts up windows.

my external hard drive is on, i have it set to boot from removable storage or something like ehtat first. i forget what i just know that booting from my internal hard drive is set to last so it should boot from the external.

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May 9, 2011

My system has Windows XP Pro SP2 installed on /sda1 and originally a 10.04 on /sdb1-3, now upgraded to 11.04. The Ubuntu system works fine (teething troubles with nvidia drivers on upgrade but fixed now), and the Windows system shows up in the grub menu, but when it's selected, I just get `GRUB Hard Disk Error' and nothing else. Windows installed properly, and booted successfully until I installed Ubuntu in the first place. I can still access the files on that drive from within Ubuntu.

I've tried fixboot in the Win Recovery Console, which sounded like it did something, but didn't fix the problem. This problem isn't new to grub2, by the way - I just haven't needed Windows in a year.

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