Ubuntu Installation :: Alternate Install (10.04 And 10.10 Alpha) LVM Boot?

Jun 19, 2010

Today I decided to replace my 9.04 install with 10.04. (I did this on a separate hard disk.) As I am a big fan of LVM I used the 'Alternate' install CD. Everything installed fine.

However, upon booting I observed two things: firstly there was no grub menu. No countdown timer, no menu. Just a flickering cursor. After 15 seconds or so I got a message telling me that:

/dev/mapper/bromine-root (My root partition.) does not exist and that it had given up waiting. Finding this kind of strange I tried the alpha of 10.10 --- same again. Hence I have two questions: firstly, where did the nice grub menu go; secondly, what is wrong with LVM and grub these days? At the initframfs prompt I am thrown to there are some LVM utilities and they appear to show my volumes.

Switching back to my old pair of hard disks and everything works as expected (i.e, the hardware is fine and supported by Linux.)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade From Alpha To Alpha / Beta?

Feb 26, 2010

I upgraded Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx, Alpha 2. Now I want to upgrade to Alpha 3, and eventually to BetaX. When I enter the command updata-manager -d, the system says that I am up-to-date. Is there a direct way to upgrade to the latest Alpha, or do I need to download the .iso, build a CD, and do an install from that?

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Aug 6, 2011

when i try to boot the 11.04 64-bit alternate.iso i get the following message, after it says that isolinux blabla is loaded: EDD: Error 8000 reading sector 2855 and when i remove the cd it says: gfx.c32: not a COM32R imageand then there is a grub-shell.

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Aug 9, 2011

I am currently using ubuntu 10.10. I downloaded ubuntu 11.10 and created bootable usb drive.But now it giving error "BOOT ERROR".The same error occured when I tried to install 11.04..Also I am using windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu 10.10

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Feb 6, 2011

How can one create an alternate disk or boot path on a ubuntu server? I have a new server running 9.10 and have a full backup of an old server which had all the configuration and installed softwares, etc. Instead of trying to reinstall everything and configure it the way it was, I was thinking of adding another disk to the server, mount it and then hopefully be able to boot it from there. I don't have any LVM or mirroring setup but was hoping if I can specify a secondary boot path when the server boots up, if it fails I should be able to go back to the current one.

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Feb 16, 2011

I have a Windows XP system, and wanted to install Ubuntu to a 100 GB XT3 partition on the same drive. I was told I could chainload Ubuntu from the NT Loader menu. I booted from a Ubuntu 10.04 CD and ran the installer. It didn't find any hard drives. On a hunch, I tried the 10.04 alternate installer CD. That DID find the hard drive and partitions. I had the installer make /dev/sda7 (the XT3 partition) the root. Installation proceeded smoothly, but then the installer told me it did not see any other OS's on my drive! Why? I directed the installer to place grub on /dev/sda7 instead of the MBR.

Per the instructions I was given, I used DD to copy the first 512 bytes of /dev/sda7 to the Windows primary partition (sda1) as bootloader.lnx. But the resulting file is empty, and it won't boot. I repeated the whole process - formatting, installing FOUR times, and same results. I have no idea where GRUB was installed. It is apparently not in the MBR, because I still have my normal Windows boot. I downloaded the 10.10 alternate installer and got the same exact results. Even switched from XT3 to XT4. After two weeks of this nonsense, I still have yet to see Linux boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install Alternate Iso From USB Drive?

Jul 7, 2010

I've tried the Universal USB Installer, but that doesn't support the alternate iso. And if I select the regular desktop one, it screws up the installation when I try to boot.

Unetbootin gives me this error during the cdrom process. It says it can't find copy files from cdrom and stuff. Well of course, there's no cdrom...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Alternate Install Does'nt Recognize CD-ROM?

Oct 29, 2010

i have a Compaq Presario S4020WM
2.0Ghz XP2400 CPU
768Mb RAM
2 40Gb Hdd
and a HD raedon 4650 AGB 1Gb Grafics Card

I have tried to install Ubuntu with this CD and it gets past the keyboard detection part and then it tells me i need to get the CD ROM drivers via removable media, i know this is a problem with ubuntu 10.04 because i can install just fine a 8.04 ubuntu.

i don't know what to do.I have tried to install from a USB but my comp is too old for that, i know its not the specific cd because i'v used about 5 different brands of cd just to see if it was the cds i was uesing,

I would just upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04 but i get to the dbus part and the comp starts to run really slowly and eventually colors just show up, i left it for an hour to see if they would go away and fix but they didn't. Iknow my comp CAN run 10.04 because i have done it before, but i uninstalled and now i can't seem to get it to work again.

P.S. i have tried the live cd, same effect.

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Apr 30, 2010

Fails to insatll from a SD card using USB, it looks for a CD rom when there is none... will not allow me to go on without a CD rom? i need to encrypt my drive? why don't the normal cd do this just like the other linux sysetems? hide it if you have to.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Md5sum Mismatch- 10.04.2 Alternate Install?

May 16, 2011

I downloaded the Xubuntu 10.04.2 Alternate Install CD ISO file from http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...10.04/release/

When I checked the md5sum of the downloaded file, however, there was a mismatch.

The md5sum given at both http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...elease/MD5SUMS as well as https:[url].... is 209cfc88be17ededb373b601e8defdee *xubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386.iso but running the command,

md5sum xubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386.iso generated the following, obviously different checksum for me:

098674ad5a59f0115030c5c0c3973899 xubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386.iso

(It also took unusually long to generate the checksum- around thirty minutes.)

Is it possible that the file was corrupted or tampered with on the server?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Could Not Mount Cd-rom Drive 11.04 Alternate Install?

May 16, 2011

I cannot install ubuntu on the machine below. It cannot mount the cd-rom drive for some odd reason (SATA drive).

How can i install ubuntu onto this machine?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Alternate 64bit Iso Install Raid Failure

Aug 27, 2010

UPDATE: decided to reinstall and run the partitioner to get rid of the raid. Not worth dealing with this since seems to be lower level as /dev/mapper was not listing any devices. Error 15 at grub points to legacy grub. So avoiding the problem by getting rid of raid for now. So ignore this post. Found a nice grub2 explanation on the wiki but didn't help this situation since probably isn't a grub problem. Probably is a installer failure to map devices properly when it only used what was already available and didn't create them during the install. I don't know, just guessing. Had OpenSuSE 10.3 64bit installed with software raid mirrored swap, boot, root. Used the alternate 64bit Ubuntu iso for installation. Since partitioning was already correctly setup and the raid devices /dev/md0,1,2 were recognized by the installer, I chose to format the partitions with ext3 and accept the configuration:

/dev/md0 = swap = /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1 = 2Gb
/dev/md1 = boot = /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb2 = 256Mb
/dev/md2 = root = /dev/sda3, /dev/sda3 = 20Gb

Installation process failed at the point of installing grub. It had attempted to install the bootloader on /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2. I moved on since it would not let me fiddle with the settings and I got the machine rebooted with the rescue option on the iso used for installing. Now, I can see the root partition is populated with files as expected. dpkg will list that linux-image-generic, headers, and linux-generic are installed with other supporting kernel packages. grub-pc is installed as well. However, the /boot partition or /dev/md1 was empty initially after the reboot. What is the procedure to get grub to install the bootloader on /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2, which represent /dev/md1 or /boot?

Running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade installed a newer kernel and this populated the /boot partition. Running update-grub results in a "/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: no mapping exists for 'md2'". grub-install /dev/md2 or grub-install /dev/sda2 gives the same error as well. Both commands indicate that "Autodetection of a filesystem module failed, Please specify the module with the option '--modules' explicitly". What is the right modules that need to be loaded for a raid partition in initrd? Should I be telling grub to use the a raid module?

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Apr 28, 2011

I have a Gigabyte 6A-M61P-S3 with an nVidia chipset, and I'm using the built-in graphics rather than a discrete graphics card. Ubuntu 10.10 and previous releases ran flawlessly on it using the nouveau drivers. I tried doing an upgrade to 11.04 using the Alternate AMD-64 CD, and it seemed to complete successfully, but when it came time to reboot, I had no video output at all after the BIOS screen. This is a test machine, so I went ahead and did a clean install using encrypted LVM with the Alternate AMD-64 CD after confirming that 64-bit 11.04 ran fine using the Live CD.

The installation went fine, but the first reboot flashed a brief "error: no video mode activated" and then I lost all video output. Subsequent reboots didn't give me any error message, but I had no video output. I suspect there are some boot parameters that would have gotten the nouveau driver working, but I wanted to try Unity, so I rebooted to get the Grub menu, chose Recover Mode, selected failsafe graphics, and got to the Desktop, then installed the proprietary nVidia driver (current) and once I rebooted everything was golden.

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Aug 5, 2011

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Aug 10, 2010

I have a Centos 5.5 system with 2* 250 gig sata physical drives, sda and sdb. Each drive has a linux raid boot partition and a Linux raid LVM partition. Both pairs of partitions are set up with raid 1 mirroring. I want to add more data capacity - and I propose to add a second pair of physical drives - this time 1.5 terabyte drives presumably sdc and sdd. I assume I can just plug in the new hardware - reboot the system and set up the new partitions, raid arrays and LVMs on the live system. My first question:

1) Is there any danger - that adding these drives to arbitrary sata ports on the motherboard will cause the re-enumeration of the "sdx" series in such a way that the system will get confused about where to find the existing raid components and/or the boot or root file-systems? If anyone can point me to a tutorial on how the enumeration of the "sdx" sequence works and how the system finds the raid arrays and root file-system at boot time

2) I intend to use the majority of the new raid array as an LVM "Data Volume" to isolate "data" from "system" files for backup and maintenance purposes. Is there any merit in creating "alternate" boot partitions and "alternate" root file-systems on the new drives so that the system can be backed up there periodically? The intent here is to boot from the newer partition in the event of a corruption or other failure of the current boot or root file-system. If this is a good idea - how would the system know where to find the root file-system if the original one gets corrupted. i.e. At boot time - how does the system know what root file-system to use and where to find it?

3) If I create new LVM /raid partitions on the new drives - should the new LVM be part of the same "volgroup" - or would it be better to make it a separate "volgroup"? What are the issues to consider in making that decision?

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Mar 7, 2011

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Ubuntu installed just fine, the only problem is, there is no selection in my UEFI bootloader for Ubuntu. I can access my newly installed Ubuntu partition only via the "Try Ubuntu Before Installing" option on my SD card. So is there anyway I could create a boot entry?

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Jul 10, 2010

I recently decided to try the ubuntu 10.10 alpha and I'm getting an annoying amount of crash reports, is there an easy way for me to downgrade back to the normal ubuntu without reinstalling the whole os from my disk?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Still Wants Alpha CD

Oct 20, 2010

Few months ago I thought I would test the alpha release, so I downloaded the file and burned the .iso to CD. I had problems with the installation, so I cancelled it half-way through, and continued to use 10.04, which worked fine. Now, whenever I try to update/upgrade the system, it keeps asking me to insert the old CD, which I no longer have.

For example, if I try to
sudo apt-get update
it seems to work fine, until it stalls with the message:
Media Change: Please insert the disc labelled
'Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Alpha i386 (20100925)'
in the drive /cdrom/ and press enter

Apart from this recurring problem, I think I have have now successfully upgraded to 10.10. I realize that it's probably my own fault (or is it -- shouldn't 10.10 realise that I am way beyond the alpha release now?)

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Mar 12, 2011

how/if I can downgrade my dual-boot partition (win-7/11.04) to 10.10 without having to reformat the entire disk?

Can I use the same partition I installed the alpha 11.04 on to install 10.10 and save myself a lot of work?

Is it possible to simply reformat the Ubuntu Linux partition and re-install 10.10 there while preserving my Windows 7 installation?

Can I keep the newer GRUB boot loader for 11.04 (I like it better), or will I be forced to downgrade that as well?

I just tried the alpha, and I can't use it. It's still too green, so I want to go back to 10.10 the easiest way possible, so I'd need a little detail on the process of using the advanced partition features (if this is even possible).

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Mar 1, 2010

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Apr 11, 2010

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Mar 11, 2011

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Jan 19, 2010

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Mar 16, 2010

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Jul 10, 2010

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Mar 9, 2011

Long story short - I'm looking to run a live CD so I can alter my existing 10.10 x64 installation. The standard desktop install CD results in a graphically corrupted window (a grainy grey field). The alternate install CD does get me to its text menu, but the shell I open operates on the ramdisk the install CD creates, not the existing hard drives. I can't seem to get the alternate install CD to do anything to my existing file system.

I'm using the x64 alternate install CD off a USB key. Short story long - I'm trying to convert from ext3 which I've inherited from upgrading all the way from Warty, to ext4. I see instructions on how to do it and the best way is using a live CD, so I need to see the existing file system from the live CD via a shell.

As my 10.10 install is working just fine, I'm getting less and less inclined to mess with it at this point, so I may just abandon it. But I understand ext4 is much faster than ext3, plus I always learn a lot when I go through things like this, so this is just a question before I give up.

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Jan 12, 2010

I was thinking of creating an extremely minimal version of Xubuntu using XFCE. I have a Dell Mini 9, a netbook that uses a wireless-g card requiring bcmwl-kernel-source to work.What I would like to do is use either the alternate CD or mini.iso minimal install file to perform a command line install-style installation of the system.So far, what I am thinking (from reading this [url].... article:

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http:[url].....is to start off with these packages to begin with:

slim (if possible with 9.10, unsure if it is still available. in short, i want to use a lightweight display manager)

My opening questions are: Should I go with mini.iso or the Xubuntu Alternate Install CD (or the Ubuntu one)? If so, which one? What additional packages will I need to make the hardware accessible and fully functional? All I can think of so far would be sound (I'd like to stay away from PulseAudio if possible, it wreaks havoc with my computer), my webcam, and the memory card slot, if additional packages are needed for it?What other "core" packages should I include in this list? Should I include Synaptic, or other packages, and why?What do I need to take into consideration, since this is both a directly- and battery-powered computer?

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Jan 17, 2011

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* this
* the above image close-up

The above links are supposed to be of the ubuntu login prompt. The problem occurred after running the upgrade command:


sudo do-release-upgrade -d

As is standard upgrade procedure. Is there anything obvious going on that I can tweak to make it all happy again? Since I have a working GUI.

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Feb 13, 2011

and type
update-manager -d

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sudo -s
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Apr 11, 2010

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cp /mnt/ISO/images/install.img /media/disk/images/install.img
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