Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB2 / RAID 10.10 To 11.04 Upgrade Fail

Apr 30, 2011

GRUB2 / RAID 10.10 to 11.04 Upgrade Fail.....

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing GRUB2 On RAID Root?

Oct 26, 2010

I'm trying to install GRUB2 on root partition under RAID 5. I tried using the alternate CD, but installation failed. Now I'm trying under the live CD and grub-install ... but I'm being told it can't find the device even though /dev/sda2 (root partition) and /dev/sda are mounted.I have 4 discs, each with a swap partition (/dev/sdX1) and a root partition (/dev/sdX2).

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Debian Installation :: Raid LVM Grub2 Will Not Install

Apr 20, 2015

I have created a system using four 2Tb hdd. Three are members of a soft-raid mirrored (RAID1) with a hot spare and the fourth hdd is a lvm hard drive separate from the RAID setup. All hdd are gpt partitioned.

The RAID is setup as /dev/md0 for mirrored /boot partations (non-lvm) and the /dev/md1 is lvm with various logical volumes within for swap space, root, home, etc.

When grub installs, it says it installed to /dev/sda but it will not reboot and complains that "No boot loader . . ."

I have used the supergrubdisk image to get the machine started and it finds the kernel but "grub-install /dev/sda" reports success and yet, computer will not start with "No boot loader . . ." (Currently, because it is running, I cannot restart to get the complete complaint phrase as md1 is syncing. Thought I'd let it finish the sync operation while I search for answers.)

I have installed and re-installed several times trying various settings. My question has become, when setting up gpt and reserving the first gigabyte for grub, users cannot set the boot flag for the partition. As I have tried gparted and well as the normal Debian partitioner, both will NOT let you set the "boot flag" to that partition. So, as a novice (to Debian) I am assuming that "boot flag" does not matter.

Other readings indicate that yes, you do not need a "boot flag" partition. "Boot flag" is only for a Windows partition. This is a Debian only server, no windows OS.

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Debian Installation :: Cannot Make Grub2 Boot Software RAID (Error)

Jun 2, 2011

I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1425 with two SCSI-disks, that I have tried installing Debian Squeeze on. This machine has previously been running Lenny (with grub 1), and the upgrade was done by booting a live-cd, mounting the root partition and moving everything in / to /oldroot/, then booting the netinstall (from USB), selecting expert install and setting up everything (not formatting the partition).

Both disks have identical partition tables:
/dev/sda1 7 56196 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 8 250 1951897+ fd  Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sda3 * 251 9726 76115970 fd  Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb1 contain a Dell Utility, that I have left in place.
/dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 are members of a Raid-1 for swap.
/dev/sda3 and /dev/sdb3 are members of a Raid-1 for / formatted with reiserfs.

After installation, grub loads, but fails with the following message:
GRUB loading.
Welcome to GRUB!
error: no such disk.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

Doing "ls" shows:
(md0) (hd0) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)

I can do the following to get grub to boot:
set root=(hd0,3)
set prefix=(hd0,3)/boot/grub
insmod normal
This will bring me to the grub menu, and the system boots.

It appears that grub has only found md0, which I believe is the swap partition, because ls (md0)/ returns error: unknown filesystem. I have installed grub to both sda, sdb and md1, and tried dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc and dpkg-reconfigure mdadm, as well as update-grub.

I manually added (md1) /dev/md1
to /boot/grub/device.map, but still no result.

I have run the boot_info_script.sh, but unfortunately I cannot attach the RESULTS.txt, because the forum aparently does not allow the txt-extension. Instead I have placed it here: [URL]. I am tempted to go back to grub-legacy, but it seems I am quite close to getting the system working with grub2.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade 10.04 To 10.10 Fail?

Oct 23, 2010

I tried to do a upgrade-manager -p ( or maybe -d , I forget ) and at the end it said the upgraded failed and my os was in a broke state. What can I check or do to complete the upgrade?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade From 10.10 To 11.04 Fail

Apr 28, 2011

Fail the upgrading...
Could not calculate the upgrade
An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: The package 'update-manager-kde' is marked for removal but it is in the removal blacklist.

This can be caused by:
* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.4 Upgrade Causes Eclipse To Fail?

Apr 30, 2010

After upgrading to 10.4, Eclipse started showing the the following error:

Failed to load JavaHL Library.
These are the errors that were encountered:
no libsvnjavahl-1 in java.library.path
no svnjavahl-1 in java.library.path
no svnjavahl in java.library.path
java.library.path = /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-

Synaptic shows libsvn-java as installed.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Certain Programs Fail To Run After Upgrade?

May 3, 2010

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 and also two dual boot desktop machines, both running Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have upgraded one of the desktops to Ubuntu 10.04 and since doing so Thunderbird will not run on the laptop or the desktop. On clicking the launcher there are signs of activity for a few seconds and then they stop and Thunderbird fails to open. Also there is no longer any sound on the desktop that I have upgraded. I am reluctant now to upgrade the remaining desktop in case I have the same problems

how to get Thunderbird running again, please. I have already spent a week unsuccessfully trying to get the sound working and have abandoned it, but I would like Thunderbird to start running again.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Online Upgrade From 10.10 To 11.04 - Fail

May 1, 2011

I was a little worried about doing an upgrade, via Update Manager, from 10.10 to 11.04.

I was right to be worried.

Boot hangs and booting in verbose mode, grub does come up, but going into the main latest kernel version shows;

VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown block.

Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions

0b00 1648575 sr0 driver sr

May have missed some of the text as wrote it down.

sda1 was my original and only partition.

Have used my 10.10 live cd and file structure and files are all there,

Took the opportunity to shrink the single main partion and create primary partitions for /home and another for all the junk I accumulate. sda1 will still be my boot partition.

In the process of making a 11.04 boot CD.

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Fedora Installation :: Upgrade F12 To F14 FAIL ?

Nov 16, 2010

I'm using Fedora 12 and today i was trying to upgrade it on F14 ...I download DVD from fedora site burn it on disc and start Upgrade...On start i get error that findutils is corrupted and i need to abort instalation... I think ok maybe disc is not good burned.. i Burn one more disc i test it its ok ... buti get same problem...Ok i try "Preupgrade" software.... he download all i reboot system, upgrade is start ...and... same problem finutils is coruppted... So now i cant upgrade F12 to F14 version...Icons are changed, for system version is F14... some data is changed to F14 some is still F12 + i lost Audio card so i don have sound :S

What can make me problem or how to solve?
In upgrade.log in /root/ i have one line Upgrading findutils-4.5.9-2.fc14.x86_64

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Ubuntu Installation :: Power Fail During Upgrade / Resolve This?

May 3, 2010

The other evening I was in the lengthy process of upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to version 10.04. It had downloaded all the packages and was in the process of upgrading when a thunderstorm blew in. The power failed momentarily. The system crashed and the installation did not complete.

The system is dual boot to Windows XP. From GRUB when I try to boot Ubuntu the display goes dark, after a few seconds of the white Ubuntu logo. If I hit ENTER I get a flashing Cursor. I can boot to System Restore and get the Recovery Menu. I don't know if there is something I can do from there to repair/finish my upgrade, or even revert to version 9, when I could restart the upgrade.

Can I burn a Live CD for version 10.04 and finish the upgrade? This would salvage the settings, printer drivers, and other programs that I have installed. If I have to make a brand new installation I have to rebuild all of the things I spent many hours getting setup.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade / Removal Of Software To Fail In 10.04

May 27, 2010

I need to determine which package is causing every upgrade installation or removal of software to fail in Ubuntu 10.04 I have had a problem since allowing some non-supported upgrades (not certain what they were for) in 9.10 (FAIL!) I hoped that upgrade to 10.04 would resolve the issue (I know FAIL again!). I am guessing I can;

a) Remove the offending package
b) Repair the missing/damaged 10.04 files
c) replace the 10.04 OS

I am running a dual boot one drive system with XP and Ubuntu each in their own partition and a 3rd partition where data resides

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Ubuntu Installation :: Fail To Upgrade Qbittorrent And Now Cannot Reinstall It?

Apr 28, 2011

I wanted to upgrade qbittorrent to the newest version. So I went to the official website and followed the steps of typing some commands in the terminal. However, it said missing libtorrent-rasterbar5. I went to Synaptic and checked, showing "libtorrent-rasterbar6". Does this mean my version of libtorrent-rasterbar is too new?

And I've removed something regarding qbittorrent because I wanted to install rasterbar5. I searched for rasterbar5 in the Net and downloaded it. It connected to the Ubuntu Software Centre automatically but it showed unable to install.

So I thought I failed to upgrade qbittorrent. I just wanted to install the original version (v2.4.0). I did it like the first time I downloaded qbittorrent. Open the Ubuntu Software Centre and search for it and press "install". It failed! Because a type of repositories named "qbittorrent" showing conflict.

I've dealt with a similar problem regarding GIMP successfully before. But I can't remember.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Live CD, Upgrade And Install Fail On 9.10 And 10.04 - 9.04 Works?

May 23, 2010

My first upgrade attempt to 9.10 ruined my install - there was no return and as 9.10 would not install either, I reinstalled 9.04 and everything was as expected.I decided to wait for 10.04 hoping the issue had been solved - unluckily it has NOT. Neither Live CD 9.10 nor 10.04 work. New Mint does not work either - to closely related to Ubuntu, but Suse live CD does. Played around with findings from different threads - like taking out "quiet splash --" and adding modprob parameter to no avail Prime suspect is HD and HD controller (ATA/PATA) - but I could not nail it.

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Ubuntu :: Why Does Grub2 Fail To Update

Jul 10, 2011

I amend the grub file at /etc/default/grub as administrator, I then open a terminal and perform 'sudo update-grub', but I receive the following error message:


/etc/default/grub: 1: If: not found

What could this mean? How can I update Grub successfully?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Logitech Dinovo Edge - Usb Keyboard - Fail On 10.04 Upgrade

Aug 7, 2010

I had a hell of a time getting 10.04 to work, because I only have a Logitech Dinovo Edge keyboard, and it stopped working after I upgraded. After grub, I'd get to the login screen, and the keyboard wouldn't do anything.

First, I dug up a mouse that did work. Then I logged in by clicking the Human Accessibility icon on the login screen. Somewhere in there, I was able to bring up an on screen keyboard. With the on screen keyboard, I could now login. Under system>preferences>bluetooth, I was able to, after some fiddling and plugging and unplugging, get the keyboard paired to the bluetooth dongle. Anyway, it seems pretty obvious now that my original bluetooth pairing was lost with the 10.04 upgrade, and I just needed to re-pair. I don't remember having such problems on previous upgrades, though.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Evolution - Danilo's Repository Has A Dependency Fail

May 21, 2011

I installed a PPA repository ppa:danilo/evolution, and try to upgrade evolution from there. However, there was a dependency fail, and it did nothing. Thus, I remove the repository. Nonetheless, today I find out that my installed version of evolution is gone! and when I try to install it again, it says that danilo's repository has a dependency fail... and it does nothing.


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Ubuntu Installation :: 2.6.31-19 Upgrade Broke Grub2

Feb 7, 2010

I upgraded yesterday ubuntu 9.10 to 2.6.31-19 kernel. After reboot, I get stack to GRUB black screen. No possibilities.

My set-up is triple boot 9.04, 9.10 and winxp. The MBR is handled by win boot.ini with no problems. Each ubuntu partition has a grub installed in it.

9.04 is on sda5 with grub installed on it ext3
9.10 is on sda9 with grub2 installed on it ext4

I am able to boot into sda9, via grub of sda5 obviously passing the correct kernel parameters and UUID.

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Fedora Installation :: Software Update And Yum Fail On Fresh Upgrade

Jun 15, 2011

I just upgraded to Fedora 15 this afternoon from the install DVD.

When I try to do an update with the software update app I get an transaction error:

could not add package update for upstart-1.2-4.fc15(i686)updates: upstart-1.2-4.fc15.i686

Here is what rpm reports as being available:

When I tried yumex I get a different error:

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Win7 System - Epic 10.04 Upgrade Fail

Jun 2, 2010

I had a machine that dual-booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. This past weekend I thought I'd upgrade to 10.04. I obviously selected the utterly wrong set of selections when prompted during installation to pick partitions for GRUB2 to manage. I am sorry I can't say what I picked, but I can tell you the results:

* Ubuntu 10.04 boots fine
* Windows 7 just blinks with a flashing cursor in the upper left
* I do have my Win 7 install disc and used the "repair" option and the command line commands, but the repair disc does NOT see any valid Windows partitions... no C:, nothing. I can't run the various repair options I've seen online because there's nothing to run it on.
* I can see the Windows partition when booted under Ubuntu... all the data is still apparently there.
* I've seen various threads about restarting with the LiveCD and re-running GRUB2 but am not sure I've seen a definitive page on how to re-run GRUB2 and what to select once I've done so.

I would be happy to get both Win 7 and Ubuntu bootable, but barring that, I would like to get Win 7 back with everything intact. If the easiest path forward is to reformat and reinstall Win 7, that's less fine but doable -- I've backed up what I can via Ubuntu to an external drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Upgrade - Grub2 And Windows Partitions

May 7, 2010

I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 (no fresh install, an upgrade). During the upgrade, the installer asked me for the harddisks and partitions to include. I gave him the following ones:

Harddisk 1
1. Windows XP
2. Windows 2000

Harddisk 2
3. Ubuntu 10.04

After the installation was complete, I could only start Ubuntu. Both Windows versions just showed a flashing cursor at the left upper top screen. No HDD activity! How can I get WinXP and Win2000 selectable within grub2?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 Overwrite Grub On Upgrade From 8.04 To 10.4?

Jun 21, 2010

I have been running a dual boot XP and Ubuntu 8.04 on two separate hard drives for a while now without any problems. I used the method posted http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=dualboot. I will be upgrading to 10.4 soon (probably after the re-spin in July) and was wondering if I will have problems after upgrading dual booting.

I do not know if while upgrading Grub remains or if Grub2 tries to overwrite. I have read that Grub2 will try to install onto all partitions and hard drives in a fresh install but do not know about upgrading. If it does try I think I need to put it in hda,1 which is the primary drive where Ubuntu is located.

This is not something I have been able to find the answer to with google. I also have Kubuntu on the system which I can change with session manager and am not sure what will happen to that once I upgrade Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB2 Broken After Upgrade To 10.04 - No Signature?

Jul 8, 2010

I took the distribution upgrade from the update manager and can't boot now. Boot into a Live CD (ver. 9.10 - does that matter?), and go through the following steps.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite)
Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000ad56f


Anyone have an idea here? I have searched a lot and have only found a few references to this issue. Does the invalid flag message relate here? The partition is flagged as 'boot'.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Not Booting From GRUB2 After Upgrade?

Jul 18, 2010

My girlfriend upgraded from Karmic 9.10 to Lucid 10.04 when the upgrade became available. She did it from Update Manager as opposed to a clean install.

I have no idea what she did, or how the process works (I installed from a Live CD on my own computer) and ever since she did it, she hasn't been able to boot into Windows XP from GRUB2.

GRUB2 loads up fine, with Ubuntu and Windows listed. It'll boot into Ubuntu with no problems. Selecting Windows will just re-load GRUB2.

I've tried re-installing GRUB2 but that hasn't worked. My lack of imagination means I have no idea what to type in to Google, or the forum search.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 Missing Files After Upgrade?

Jan 28, 2011

Last night I attempted to upgrade my Ubuntu 10.10 (amd64) machine. After reboot (it installed a new kernel), the grub menu only had the memtest. Booted into a livecd and it seems that I was missing most of the files in /etc/grub.d/. Reinstalled grub-common and grub-pc didn't seem to restore the files. I ended up having to download the dpkg, expand it and copy the files manually so I could get the box generate grub.conf and boot up. I think grub may have been broken before the upgrade but exhibited the problem when it upgraded the kernel and reran upgrade-grub but I can't seem to figure out why reinstalling grub doesn't add the files back.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Upgrade Grub2 EFI Boot Loader

Mar 31, 2011

I installed UEFI Ubuntu 10.10. Its grub2 version is 1.98. I want to upgrade it to 1.99.I try to use 'grub-install' and 'grub-setup' commands but I faild to upgrade the grub2.

And, when I add my ram to 4G, the system hangs and displays 'Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(1,0)'

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Fedora Installation :: Fail Upgrade Attempt - Unable To Find Root

May 26, 2010

I am attempting to upgrade Fedora 12 to 13. I get an error screen that said root could not be found. Four options are given. Not sure exactly their wording, but two appear to allow you to cancel the other two warn that if you reinitialize you will wipe out all data.

I have a Vista partition and a Fedora partition. I've added the vista ntfs partition to fstab with no help. All of the partition use the long UUID form. I added the root location (root (hd0,5) to the upgrade menu item in grub.conf and that didn't work either.

I'm reluctant to proceed for fear of initializing the entire drive. I could live with installing Fedora 13 over the existing partitions.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 Onto /boot In Prep For A Windows Upgrade?

Apr 9, 2011

I've currently got a dual-boot setup with Vista and 10.10 (using grub2 on MBR).I'm about to install Windows 7 and would like for a change to use the Windows bootloader. I currently have a separate /boot partition and believe I can install grub2 there so that I can chainload it using EasyBCD.

I'd like to do this from my running system as I don't have a spare USB drive right now. confirm the command I should use baring in mind the separate /boot.If I have to wait and do it from the Live CD - is the command to use any different? FYI here is my current layout:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
37735960 15719388 20099644 44% /
none 1023876 316 1023560 1% /dev


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Ubuntu Installation :: Failure After Trying To Upgrade From Legacy Grub To Grub2

May 21, 2011

I moved from 8.04.2 to 10.04.2 and tried to upgrade from GRUB Legacy to Grub2. I must have made a mis-step somewhere in the process as on boot it now tells me

GRUB Loading stage1.5.
GRUB Loading,
Error 15
Is there a nuke from orbit, no finesse way of just ripping all the existing GRUB mess out and installing GRUB2 from Boot disk? for instance should I be just be able to boot with a LIVE CD mount the primary disk of this machine and enter the below in a terminal without messing up any further?

sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/PRIMARY_DISK /dev/sda

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB2 Not Finding Kernels After Kernel Upgrade

Jun 9, 2011

I have recently installed the Maverick backport kernel (2.6.35 - from the lucid-updates/main repo) and while I was at it I also manually (through synaptic) got rid of some old kernels. I made sure that I kept the current Lucid kernel though (that was working fine). All seemed well (although I didn't actually check - just no errors) so I rebooted.On reboot I have lost all my Ubuntu kernel options!

I rebooted with a live cd, mounted, etc and ran


sudo update-grub

but it doesn't seem to find any kernels!


grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/media/mnt /dev/sda

Checked /boot to see if the kernels are there:


jed@lightning:/boot$ ls
abi-2.6.32-31-generic memtest86+.bin
abi-2.6.32-32-generic System.map-2.6.32-31-generic


Even reinstalled burg (used to use it but it got broken by a kernel update long ago and never bothered to fix it as I only use Linux these days anyway)Funny thing is that BURG finds the kernels and reports no problem, but then drops to the grub-error prompt on boot.

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