Ubuntu :: Booting Acronis Recovery Manager From Partition Using Grub Menu

Jul 24, 2010

New to Ubuntu and trying to ensure I can boot into Acronis Recovery Manager to be able to reimage Windows as and when appropriate. If I enable the Acronis Recovery Manager so that it overwrites the MBR then I run out of ROM I think which prevents it from loading. If I use the software CD that doesn't detect my sata drive. However, I made a rescue CD in Acronis and this does work but I'm only using my bootable CD drive temporarily in this system.I found this post (URL...) which seems to do what I would like and have managed to follow this to extract the files from my rescue CD into /boot/acronis. However this original post relates to Grub and as a newbie to Ubuntu I think I have Grub2. I can't figure out what the correct syntax is to make a new Grub Menu entry in /etc/grub.d/40_custom.

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Sep 27, 2010

My dad has done something to his comp and it won't boot. it stops on boot up an comes up with some sort of black screen command line. he said its something along the lines of "initramfs" and he can't seem to do anything. We tried booting to the recovery console from the grub menu and gets the same response.

Hes having trouble booting to cd at the moment so I need to know is there some sort of command that will fix or at least give some help that he can type in from this spot.

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May 24, 2010

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Mar 9, 2010

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Jul 3, 2010

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Apr 30, 2011

I started a thread over in installations and upgrades in which I was trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 using the upgrade manager. My computer froze in the middle of the process, requiring me to restart my computer. When I try rebooting Ubuntu, I get an error message "The configuration defaults for Gnome power manager have not been installed correctly" and then a blank screen. No mouse pointer, no cursor. It will not take me to the Ubuntu desktop screen. I've already found the sudo commands I can run to try and fix Ubuntu. They are as follows:

sudo apt-get clean (If the problem is not having enough free hard drive space)
sudo dpkg --configure -a (If the problem deals with the upgrade installation process)

However, what I can't get is the terminal to come up to run these commands. In the other thread I started, someone mentioned that in the Grub menu, you can choose "recovery mode", hit "enter" to boot it, and it will give you a menu of options to choose from. However, when I choose "recovery mode" and hit "enter", I do not get a menu but instead 3 pages of data about my computer that ends with this:

"Begin: Running/scripts/init-bottom...
Done. "

It gives me a blinking cursor at the very end but I cannot type anything and I cannot page up to see the 3 pages of data. What I am looking for is a way to get to the recovery mode menu OR somehow open up a terminal so I can run the sudo commands. My computer automatically logs me in, so I do not get a login screen and Ctrl+Alt+F1 does not work for me. Anyone know how I can open a terminal with only access to the Grub menu? Perhaps a BASH command that I can use in the command line that will open up a terminal? To summarize: My computer does not boot Ubuntu. I get an error message followed by a blank screen. It does not go into the desktop screen so I cannot choose Applications->Accessories->Terminal.

My Grub menu consists of Ubuntu and it's version, Ubuntu and it's version with recovery mode, memtest, and Windows XP (I have a dual boot system). In the Grub menu, I can select "e" for edit, "c" for command line and "enter" to boot either regular Ubuntu OS or Ubuntu recovery mode. "Sudo" commands are not recognize if I choose the command line for either Ubuntu OS or recovery mode. I have a Live CD for 10.04 but you cannot run sudo commands because you do not have access to root on the Live CD.

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I have a Lenovo thinkpad T400 with Vista x64 that I want to dual-boot with fedora 10. The T400's original config has 3 primary partions:

1) Vista boot partition (some weird partition that it only uses to boot... this is my first time using Vista so I don't know the details, but I think it has to be there and it has to be a separate partition from the "data" partition)

2) Vista data partition

3) Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition (a separate bootable partition that is used for recovery, backups, ...)

My first attempt was to shrink the recovery partition and add a new extended partition that has the two standard fedora logical volumes and an extra NTFS to be shared between the OS's (I usually use FAT32 for this one, but NTFS support seems to be pretty solid now).

Everything was fine, but I couldn't boot into the rescue partition. According to this site:


You *have* to have a linux boot partition be your primary partition. Other people have told me the same thing and that site has an explanation, but I don't get it =)

So, it seems that I need 5 primaries (3 original vista/lenovo primaries, 1 linux primaray to put the boot stuff into, and 1 extended for everything else) to make this work (which is not possible). Can anyone think of something else I could do (other than getting rid of Vista and the Lenovo stuff and giving them both the finger?) I'm thinking maybe I could make an extended partition and move one or more of the Vista/Lenovo partitions in there, but I'm not sure if they could boot.

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Jun 20, 2011

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Jun 12, 2010

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Aug 30, 2010

About a week ago my netbook (Samsung N220) stopped booting, after been working fine since installing it 4 months ago - not aware of any changes, though some updates may have been applied. It is not getting to the grub menu and instead just getting a flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. Booting fine from a USB, and the bootinfo results.txt is:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
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=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
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Nov 1, 2010

I got ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx along with windows (dual boot) and using Grub. On my computer, I have my C:/ (programs) and D:/ (data). I've never used my D:/ before that day that I've lost my windows partition on my grub menu. I usually use my D:/ with windows. The first time I used my D:/ to store data with linux, I lost my windows option in my grub menu. I'm not sure what I did wrong but I do want to restore my windows option in my grub menu.

After "fdisk -l",

I checked in /boot/grub and there is no menu.lst to modify. how I can get back my windows option in my grub menu ?

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Aug 19, 2010

I'm having an issue installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit through Wubi. The Wubi installation works great and Ubuntu seems to install after the first reboot after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu, however whenever I select Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu after Ubuntu installs and it reboots for the second time, it loads the GRUB bootloader, however Ubuntu isn't listed at all.

Windows 7 is listed twice and Windows Vista is listed (seems it picks up the recovery partition for Windows 7 as Vista) and when I select the first Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it just goes back to Windows' boot menu with Windows 7 and Ubuntu as the selections. If I select the second Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it'll boot Windows 7 like normally. It looks like Ubuntu is nowhere to be found. Because of that, I just ended up uninstalling it.

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Jan 19, 2010

not related to this thread [URL]

On a few VMs. Sometimes, when powering them on I get the GNU GRUB menu...

GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic
ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
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But there is no countdown for a default boot. It just hangs here. Indefinitely. Until I make a choice by pressing the enter key with "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic" highlighted (default). I don't know if this is because the VM may not have been shutdown properly or what the case is, but this is unacceptable as I need these systems to continue to boot and get back on line regardless of the reason they were powered off.

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Apr 15, 2010

I'm relatively new to Linux and I am dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Windows XP and I would like to edit my GRUB menu to allow me to choose Windows XP which is on a 2nd hard drive. But, I can find no menu.lst and there is no GRUB menu while booting up, my computer boots right into Ubuntu. So, how do I enable the boot menu so that I can edit it and use it?

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Jun 2, 2010

I have two versions of Ubuntu on my computer - 10.04 and an earlier one that i no longer use. I'd like to free up the space that the old partition is taking, but the computer boots from the grub menu.lst of that old version. How can I make the boot process use the menu.lst in the 10.04 partition?

where is the boot process situated anyway and how can you get at it?

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May 3, 2011

I had Ubuntu 10 running on vmware machine. It ran fine. I upgraded to version 11, but now when the machine restarts I do not get any menu, I just get his:
GNU BRUB version 1.98-1ubunutu7
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.

And that is it! No menu, no list of options, nothing. If I type "ls" I get:
(hd0) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) (fd0)

I can enter "root (hd0,1)" which gives me:
(hd0,1): Filesystem is ext2.

Then typing "kernel /boot/vm" and pressing tab shows:
vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-27-generic vmlinuz-2.6.35-28-generic vmcoreinfo-2.6.35-28-generic vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic

There is no /boot/grub/menu.lst but there is /boot/grub/grub.cfg which seems fine as far as I can tell. Did I somehow end up with an older grub which is looking for menu.lst? I have other machines running Ubuntu and if I boot into them I seem to get a GRUB4DOS etc. slightly different version. The grub version shown above is 1.98 but I read somewhere Ubuntu uses version 2? Actually I found another post which suggests that this is the correct grub version for Ubuntu 11. How can I tell what menu file grub is looking for where it is looking and why its not finding or using it? It should work...

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Aug 18, 2010

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It's lenovo Ideapad z510 laptop, with special button that allows me to select between 4 options before booting - one of them is "Boot menu".

I didn't use it before windows "removed" GRUB, but now there are 2 options: Windows boot loader and Ubuntu. When I select Ubuntu it loads my old boot menu (from before installing Debian).

I thought that when I use update-grub from Xubuntu I will at least eb able to boot into debian. After I did that Debian option appeared in the GRUB menu, but it didn't work - black screen.

How to get GRUB menu working again (and avoid replacing it by windows boot loader)?

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------ update-grub ------
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-31-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-31-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-30-generic


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Feb 20, 2010

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May 23, 2011

I just moved mu Ubuntu install partition and am now having a bit of trouble booting from GRUB.

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Feb 18, 2010

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title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-686
root (hd0,0)
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Nov 17, 2010

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