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Feb 24, 2011

I recently bumped the power cable on my debian server at home. The computer shutdown, and since then hasn't been feeling like going past grub. When I boot the computer it gets to the "Welcome to Grub!" screen, but doesn't load my menu. I booted into a live cd and the hard drive seems intact and accessible. I re-installed grub without any problems, but the same problem is happening. I tried running fsck, but it says that the "device or resource is busy while trying to open /dev/sda". I am kind of stumped and would prefer not to reinstall debian to get this box running.

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10_linux:

Code:

#! /bin/sh
set -e
# grub-mkconfig helper script.
# Copyright (C) 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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Feb 12, 2011

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. I then wanted to get rid of Windows 7 (which crashed and doesn't work) so I deleted the OS_Install partition that was on there. The tutorial I was reading told me to delete both Linux Swap partitions so I could take all the unallocated space and put it on one partition (/dev/sda2). So I did that. At first everything worked great, then I ran like 250 updates that were listed and now it won't load my 250GB external hard drive which has all my files on it that were backed up from Windows. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but my system won't boot with the drive pluged in and neither will my other Windows Vista system. My first though was that it wasn't being recognized but when I ran lsusb it said it was there.

Code:

root@caleb-A6200:/home/caleb# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 1058:0704 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Passport External HDD
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 13d3:5092 IMC Networks
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub

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Jun 23, 2011

I'm overall realitively new to Ubuntu 11.0.4 and I had some questions regarding this operating system. I just wanted to inform everyone, that I'm attempting to make a transition, from a life time Windows user and a current Windows 7 Ultimate user, to being a Ubuntu user.

I am becoming fedup with Windows 7, because i dislike how much system resources, it requires to run, and in addition I'm skeptical about Windows security. I had a lot of bad experiences with the Windows updates as well, so I was kind of alienated, as one can imagine. What I did like about Windows 7, is how easy it was, to configure the user group policies. I was wondering if you were able to do that in Ubuntu latest release.

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May 14, 2011

My problem is that my debian in hard drive 1 wont load, gives me a fatal error.

This is my computer:
Hard drive 1 (1TB): broken debian 333gb, windows7 666GB (approximately)
Hard drive 2 (250GB): debian (working fine, im using it now).

Details: I tried to install some webcam software thing and I think somehow i deleted some system files... ...So now when I start my computer, grub loads and i choose Debian on hard drive 1,i click it but when it goes through the list of things, it says

FATAL ERROR /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/fs/fuse/fuse.ko: No such file or directory

And it just goes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Now that's not all. I did something else wrong... I ran Gparted from a usb stick to create an extra partition on hard drive 1 because i was trying to install another linux on it or something so I can access my computer.

But, when I tried to shrink it and create an extra partition on the disk of about 150gb, it was taking so long and i read that it may take about 40 hours, so i turned it off after a few hours. So, I may have created more problems than my original problem.... I can still boot into Windows 7 though.

So now i have:
Hard drive 1 (1TB): broken debian about 120gb, windows7 666gb (approximately), free partition
Hard drive 2 (250GB): debian (working fine, im using it now).

Also, of interest: When I look at the folders of the messed up debian, there is nothing in the /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel folder. Empty.

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timeout 30
default 0
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