Ubuntu Installation :: Deleted, And Now Can't Reinstall Lucid?

Jul 13, 2010

I deleted Ubuntu off of my laptop, because I was having some issues with it (I had lost some of my icons in Software Center, couldn't access my Yahoo Mail etc..). I deleted it using this method. I then went into my Windows Vista OS, and accessed Disk management via Control Panel.The partition Linux was previously on was Unallocated, and I had a D partition which was Windows recovery. I then shrunk my C (main Windows) partition down. I deleted the D partition.So now I have the C partition, and a large unallocated partition. I was planning on installing Ubuntu from CD onto this unallocated partition. I am using the same CD I had previously used to install Ubuntu. My roommate was also using the same CD today to install Ubuntu on his computer. I know the CD works.

So when I inserted the Ubuntu CD it loaded the first couple of screens. It got to the purple screen where the install text would normally have appeared and then continues to load.... but the "do you want to install? etc..." text did not come up. It then loaded to a black screen, loaded back to the purple screen, reads the disc, keeps loading... and loading... and nothing ever comes of it.I tried again, this time when the first purple screen comes up, I hit enter. I get the language select. I then get the options. I click install Ubuntu. it then starts loading... and loading... black screen, purple screen, black screen with text... but nothing comes of it.My windows is working fine. I don't know why it won't install

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Jun 9, 2010

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Jul 11, 2011

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Jul 23, 2011

This is partly a note to myself for the future and a guide to anyone who experiences similar issues.

So, I had to reinstall Windows XP since my previous installation gave me a blue screen error due to reasons unfathomable. Naturally, this deleted the GNU Grub and I could not login to my Fedora.

I read that apparently booting from a DVD installation offers an option to enter the rescue mode. I did not have a DVD, I only had the LiveCD so I had to figure out a way to reinstall Grub from the LiveCD. The following method seemed to do the trick.

Run the LiveCD and open Terminal.

1. Find the partition where the Grub Stage1 is code...

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Aug 7, 2010

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Feb 6, 2009

I've forgot to add/make clear, as I have said this is a single OS system, if there is a less complicated fix that will leave me without grub (but with a bootable system) that would be fine. Something like
fdisk /MBR
but I understand that command is only for DOS, correct?

I've managed to delete/screw up my installation of GRUB. My hardware RAID controller had gone on the fritz and I was getting an operating system not found message during boot. Turns out I needed to reload the firmware for the card. I now believe the card is working fine however in trying to troubleshoot the problem (which I initially thought might have been related to GRUB) I have managed to hose GRUB, and I now see
Loading GRUB..

Error 15 at startup. I am running Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS. I have been using an 8.10 desktop live cd for troubleshooting. Grub-install does not work when using the live cd. I have tried to follow directions given on this page: [URL]. However if I chroot to where my OS partition is mounted on the live cd:
chroot /media/disk
it does not recognize the grub command.

If I simply try:
sudo grub
find /boot/grub/stage1
it does not find them. If I try:

sudo grub
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
it checks for stage1 and does not find it. (This may be related to the fact that I am not chroot'ed to the correct OS partition when trying to run these commands, since, as I have mentioned before, I can't get the grub command to run after I chroot to my OS partition.)

When I initially started fooling around with grub I did not even have a boot partition, so I am not even sure that I had GRUB installed in the first place (this was simply a clean install of 8.0.4, not a dual boot system) but since then I must have screwed up the MBR by trying to reinstall/fix what I thought was a broken GRUB. I could not find the GRUB files on my computer, so I have downloaded GNU Grub 0.97 and unzipped it, and moved the entire contents into a /boot folder which I created, so I now have the proper /boot/grub/stage1 directory. (However I never ran any installation after downloading grub, I simply moved the files, perhaps this is the issue).

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Nov 13, 2010

I tried this once but my post disappeared. A thousand pardons if this is a dupe.Through the magic of typos, I managed to delete my ssh binary file. I can receive SSH connections but am unable to SSH into another computer.I located the RPM that looks to be what I'd want -- openssh-4.3p2-41.el5_5.1.i386.rpm -- but it refuses to install. RPM gives me the following conflicting messages:

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Jan 16, 2011

My gateway netbook was dual booted with windows 7 and ubuntu netwbook.,I was attempting free up some space on my netbook and decided that the ubuntu partition was expendable.I deleted it and sufficient to say I now can't boot boot up, I just get an error message, can't remember exactly what it is.I am getting a new computer and would kind of like to be able to recover the files on the computer.I have a USB netbook boot drive and am wondering how I would be able to install ubuntu without loosing the files.I have the usb key plugged in am now at the partition stage of the installation.

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Jul 4, 2010

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Mar 16, 2011

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Aug 31, 2009

I was having a problem where I had run keytool to generate a key but had entered some bad info. I tried to run it again but it said there was already a key, so I deleted keystore thinking it would regenerate itself. I ran the keytool command again but it says it can't derive the signature algorithm.

Anyway, I've tried to 'sudo apt-get remove sun-java6-jdk' then 'sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk' but it doesn't seem to put me back where I was from step 1. 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure' also doesn't seem to fix it. I think if I can completely reinstall jdk then I'll be good, but how?

I just uninstalled, did 'sudo apt-get clean sun-java6-jdk' then installed again. Still get the error:
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May 15, 2010

I upgraded from 9.10KK to 10.04LL recently. The process did not go well. I was first instructed to update KK, which I did. The update and subsequent upgrade had various difficulties, the specifics of which I do not recall. 10.04 ran,with various errors and abnormalities, for a couple days.

I have a Compaq Presario, SR1503WM with 750 meg of RAM. I normally boot to Ubuntu on my primary harddrive, but can redirect to a Win2K boot from the other drive. I'm in Windows now, sending this.

If I do a normal boot now, to Ubuntu, and select FF or Opera, I get "Could not Locate Remote Server". It suggests I uncheck "Work Offline". I do and this still gets me nowhere.

I went to System/Admin/Network Connections and all of the tabs were empty. In the WIRED tab, I clicked on ADD and a new WiredConnection1 was established, and,after reboot, is still there, but it does nothing.

I have a cable connecting me to the modem, haven't tried to install wireless yet. This has been sufficient for months, and as I said, still works for Windows.

I think I should go ahead and ReInstall 10.04LL. I upgraded without an install disk.

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Dec 1, 2010

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May 2, 2010

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Jun 7, 2010

I searched the forum with various terms and didn't find anything, so my apologies if this is a common and/or newbie problem.It seems that when I have a USB driveplugged in to switch the files around, those that I delete are still taking up space. I first noticed it with a Chinese MP3 player and thought it was the player being crappy. I could still play all the songs that were supposedly gone. Today, I noticed it with a little thumb drive that I've had for years. I plugged it into my husband's computer running winXP, and the files showed up in a weird, unusable form. I was able to delete them for real.

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May 2, 2010

I recently installed 9.10, and when I was looking for information on it I realized that 10.04 had come out. I then went to delete 9.10, instead of uninstalling it. Now my computer thinks that 9.10 is still on it. Some details. I put 9.10 on it's own hard drive (if it makes a difference, it is an actual physical hard drive, not a partition). I was having trouble with my usb booting, so I used the install inside of Windows option.

I then proceeded to reformat that hard drive in preparation to install 10.04. I am guessing there are registry keys that need to get deleted, or something similar. I went to the add/remove programs in the control panel, but that didn't help. Also, when I turn my computer on, Ubuntu is still a dual boot option, it just doesn't do much. When I try to boot to Ubuntu it says something about sh-grub, or ch-grub.

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my hd is a 80gb with partions like this
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/dev/sda2 45gb ntfs win 7 home premium 64 bit
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Jun 7, 2010

Background: So i am running ubuntu 10.04 on a amd computer, and this is the second time i have run into this problem. last time i was playing around with os's, trying to get around some annoyances, and i did a reinstall and it worked just fine, but since i have my computer the way i want it and i really don't want to go through the hassle of a reinstall.problem: when i boot up my computer i get a no grldr. exact print out:Try (hd0,0) Fat16: No GRLDR

Try (hd0,1): invalid or null
Try (hd0,2): invalid or null
Try (hd0,3): invalid or null
Try (hd1,0): EXT2: _

I have already tried once to reinstall grub, but i rebooted without unmounting the hd, though i don't think thats the problem, but since that first attempt, i have been unable to boot into live CD mode.

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Jun 16, 2010

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