CentOS 5 :: Chainloading 2nd Sata Drive Partition 5 - The Fix?

Mar 6, 2011

This is in response to Alan's request to: open another thread, to document your progress in achieving the aimed-for dual-boot system? After giving up on the problems described in:[URL]..

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CentOS 5 :: Chainloading 2nd Sata Drive Partition 5?

Mar 5, 2011

I am still fighting with getting the right configuration in my grub file to chainload the second linux OS on my computer.

Computer:
2 hard drives (sata)
2 OS's (CentOS,Ubuntu)

CentOS is in and running fine. It owns the MBR and was in place before I added the Ubuntu OS. Ubuntu was added to the free space of the second hard drive in partition 5 and its grub was installed there. So I thought this would work for a grub stanza.

title Ubuntu (10.10)
root (hd1,4)
chainloader +1

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OpenSUSE 11.2 server, Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P sda for system, 3 ext4 partitions, working fine.sdb promise RAID1 for data, 1 ext4 partition, working fine.sdc is an eSATA docking station for data backup, 1 encrypted ext4 partition -- here lies the problem.

This configuration has been functional for months until I decided to add two more external drives (sdc) to rotate through backups. I had difficulty with encyption on the first new drive and eventually decided to start over. Using the gui Yast Expert Partitioner, I deleted the single partition. That began a real nightmare...

Since deleting the partition, the system detects drives inserted in the docking station, but does not report them (including a different fully functional drive and a brand new unused drive). I have tested all drives on other computers and they function perfectly. I have rebooted the system several times while troubleshooting this issue.

Could not recreate the partition on server (since it does not recognize the drive), so I used Gparted on another computer - it all went without a hitch, formatted ext4. But when I placed the drive in the dock, the drive still was detected but not recognized.

Details:

BIOS lists the eSATA drive

Entering Yast Expert Partitioner, error message follows:

The partitioning on disk /dev/sdc is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.

You can use the partitions on disk /dev/sdc as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or remove partitions from that disk with this tool.

Yast partitioner shows drives: sda, sda1, sda2, sda3, sdb, sdb1 sbc is not listed.

# fdisk sdc results in: Unable to open sdc
# dmesg | grep tail reports:
[48442.370779] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdc] Unhandled error code
[48442.370793] sd 0:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
code....

So how did partition deletion cause this issue, and how do I correct the problem? It is possible that my difficulties encrypting the first new drive are related (it's not my first time doing it successfully). It seems the problem is in the Kernel or configuration. I have invested many hours in forums and on google - tried dozens of possible fixes. I'm beginning to suspect system corruption or a bug, however all other system functions are working perfectly.

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Mar 23, 2011

Alright, what I thought would be a simple task has me tied in knots.

I wanted to make a multiboot USB flash drive that I could easily manipulate to switch to various distros easily. My plans were:

1. Partition my 8GB drive to one large first partition (5GB) so that windows could access it. (P.S. GParted didn't partition correctly, needed to use fdisk. THIS MIGHT BE IMPORTANT IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE A BLOCK ERROR). I then made an extended partition with 5 500MB logical partitions.

2. Install Grub2 to MBR from Ubuntu

3. Expand ISO's of varios distros (Acronis Recovery, Puppy linux, etc.)
to the partitions, and create syslinux.cfg files for each (from the isolinux.cfg files that were already there)

4. Install syslinux to each partition's boot sector

Code:
#syslinux /dev/sdb5...
5. make grub.cfg on /dev/sdb1 chainload each partition.

THE GRAND PROBLEM:

Grub2 loads, but when selecting what I want to boot, I get the error

Boot error

which is syslinux, not grub2. So I know it's chainloading, but syslinux doesn't seem to find ldlinux.sys.

P.S. I'm not asking for other ways to make a multiboot drive, I know I can just direct boot from Grub2, but I want to be able to pass the boot to the boot loaders on the other logical partitions.

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if necessary, i'll do it the painful long winded way of backing up and starting the extended partition again from scratch, but i really rather wouldnt have to do that. i'm sure there must be a way of telling the extended partition to once again reach the end of the drive.

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usb-storage: device found at 7
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Vendor: Seagate Model: FA GoFlex Desk Rev: 0155
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 04
SCSI device sdh: 732566645 4096-byte hdwr sectors (3000593 MB)
sdh: Write Protect is off

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1. Problem with SATA controller
2. Changing BIOS to allow SATA
3. Changing SATA mode to PATA or AHCI
4. Replacing the SATA cable
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- Does anyone know how to try number 5, i.e. allowing the SSD to run at SATA II speeds? I am lost here and this problem has caused my machine to crash twice when watching a movie in linux/ ubuntu. (It is worth noting that the crashes have only occurred in linux and I have never had an issue in windows, so it does seem to be a linux setting somewhere, hence why I think it is a "allowing SATA II to run at correct speeds issue")

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I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS just installed on my IDE 41Gb HDD. After installation, I plugged in a SATA 320 Gb HDD. I ran gparted, I partitioned the HDD in 3. It was recognized as sda1... I could see the 3 partitions in my "Places" renamed as I wanted, could see my IDE HDD and my external 1TB HDD. But after one day, computer was not turned off, I come back to it and... couldn't see what I previously had done (my 3 partitions on SATA just vanished?). I reset the PC and go in BIOS - nothing there. Turn off PC, reboot>BIOS> HDD SATA 2 recognized. Press F10 save, Ubuntu is up, but still no SATA hard disk. I go to gparted... no option with SATA. What can I do to have it back? I didn't mount anything since during partition I didn't have this option. This is what shows up now: (the 41 Gb HDD is now sda, before was sdb - I guess because it is smaller?)

bogdan@LORD:~$ sudo parted -l
[sudo] password for bogdan:
Model: ATA HDS728040PLAT20 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 41.2GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 39.4GB 39.4GB primary ext4
2 39.4GB 41.2GB 1734MB extended
5 39.4GB 41.2GB 1734MB logical linux-swap(v1)

Model: WD 10EAVS External (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 1000GB 1000GB primary fat32 lba

Warning: Unable to open /dev/fd0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/fd0
has been opened read-only.
Error: /dev/fd0: unrecognized disk label
bogdan@LORD:~$

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Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available paritions
0800 488386584 sda driver: sd
0b00 1048575 sr0 driver: sr

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I have no idea what's going on and why mounting /home fails. I've written this post on Polish debian users forum, but no response - only to give more info, so I'll put it here also:

ls -al /dev/mapper

crw------- 1 root root 10, 59 Nov 9 19:34 control
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Nov 9 19:34 isw_bbfedcffgi_Volume0 -> ../dm-0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Nov 9 19:34 isw_bbfedcffgi_Volume01 -> ../dm-2
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