Ubuntu Installation :: NTFS Error Stops Dual-boot Install On Fake-raid?

Feb 23, 2011

I am attempting to install Maverick on an older pc. It has (2) mirrored 153 GB SATA drives. I set aside 33GB for a linux partition, by shrinking the partition in Vista.

Choosing to "Install along side windows" is not an available option. I can only choose use who disk, or use empty area. I choose use the empty area, and the Ubiquity installer gets hung up when attempting to format the empty space as EXT4. When I scroll up on the output I notice some error messages referencing NTFS. When I use Gparted it shows a possible problem.

Quote:

Warning:
The device /dev/sda1 doesn't exist
ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0
ERROR(2):Failed to check 'dev/sda1' mount state: No such
file or directory
Probably /etc/mtab is missing. It's too risky to continue. You
might try an another Linux ditro.

Unable to read the contents of this file system!Because of this some operations may be unavailable.

The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfsprogs.

I ran chkdsk /r on the Vista partiton, in case there was a problem there. The issue still persists.

View 2 Replies


ADVERTISEMENT

OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 On Fake Raid 0 Can't Load Boot?

Jun 19, 2010

I installed OpenSuSe 11.2 x64 on my PC.It's not work will:After installation, the system auto login KDE GUI.but when I reboot(or shutdown and open) my computer. Message on screen meaning:"can't find bootable partition".My PC's hardwareMother Board: DFI 790FXB-M3H5(South Bridge: SB750)Hard Disk: WD 500G*2 Raid 0(via SB750 Chip function)Oh, I'm sorry, It's Fakeraid, not hardraid.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Wish To Install As Dual Boot On A Nvidia RAID

Jun 2, 2011

I am currently with Wubi 10.04 under Vista and my Dell XPS 630i has a 1 TB Nvidia RAID controller.First image (Option A) suggests /dev/sda as device for boot loader installation, while second image (Option B) suggests /dev/mapper/nvidia_bcidhdja.I think that the way of keeping the RAID would be using Option B as the device for boot loader installation. Would Option A break the RAID instead?

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: RAID 0 And Win7 Dual Boot - Grub Cannot Install

Sep 13, 2010

I'm having serious troubles to install ubuntu-10.04.1. My raid is an hardware raid with intel chipset. Note that win7 is already installed and working with my raid. I made some space from windows, to install Ubuntu (40gb). First, I run the installer, everything seems to be fine. I choose to install Ubuntu were there is the most space free (sorry, I'm not sure about the real terms used there).

Then my partition with the vista loader appears. So the installer can see my raid, and should work fine (everything is detected correctly). But once I'm in the end of the installation (around 95%), a pop-up appears, and tells me that Grub can't install in /dev/sda and it's a fatal error. I can choose an another destination, but it doesn't seems to work.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot - Win 7 And 10.10 On Raid 0 - No Raid Detect

Nov 26, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu on my m1530 since 8.04 and currently dual boot Win7 and 10.10. I would like to dual boot on my PC, but I have run into a problem. I am not a pro at Ubuntu, but this problem I can not solve by reading forums like I have in the past.

I realize this is a common problem, but I have noticed people having success.

I have a M4A87TD EVO MB with two Seagate drives in Raid 0. (The raid controller is a SB850 on that MB) I use the raid utility to create the raid drive that Windows7x64 uses. I have 2 partitions and 1 unused space. Partition 1 is Windows, partition 2 is for media, and the remaining unused space is for Ubuntu.

I am running ubuntu-10.10-desktop-amd64 off a Cruzer 16GB flash drive that was installed via Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.1.4.

My problem like so many others is that when I load into Ubuntu, gparted detects two separate hard drives instead of the raid. I read that this is because kpartx is not installed on 10.10. I then went in LiveCD mode and downloaded kpartx from Synaptic Manager. Gparted still reported two drives. I opened terminal and run a few commands with kpartx. I received an error. (Forgive me I didn't write it down, but I believe it said something about a communication error. I will try again later and see.)

Currently I am reflashing the Cruzer with a persistence of 4GB. I am not familiar with this process, but I understand that my LiveCD boot will save information I download to it. I decided to try this method because I was going to install kpartx and reboot to see if this made a difference.

I am looking for any suggestions on a different method or perhaps someone to tell me that the raid controller or some hardware isn't supported. I did install ubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64 on my flash drive, but fail to get past detecting my CD-ROM drive since it's not plugged in. If this method is viable, I will plug it in. I also watched the ..... video were a guy creates Raid 0 with the alternated CD, but it wasn't a dual boot and didn't use a raid controller from a MB.

View 6 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot SSD Non Raid - 1 Terabyte Raid 1 Storage "No Block Device Found"?

Sep 15, 2010

It's been a real battle, but I am getting close.I won't go into all the details of the fight that I have had, but I've almost made it to the finish line. Here is the set up. ASUS Z8PE-D18 mother board 2 CPU, 8 Gig Ram. I recently added an OCZ Agility SSD, defined a raid 1 virtual disk on the 1 terabyte WD HDD drives, which will holds all of my user data, the SSD is for executables.The bios is set to AHCI. Windows 7 installed fine, recognizes the raid VD just fine.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 by first booting into try and mode, then opening a terminal and issuing a "sudo dmraid -ay" command. Then performing the install. I told it to install the raid components, and told it to let me specify the partitions manually. When setting up the partitions, I told it to use the free space I set aside on the SSD from the Windows 7 install as ext4 and to mount root there. Ubuntu installed just fine, grub2 comes up just fine, and Windows 7 boots with out a hitch, recognizing the mirrored partition as I indicated previously. When I tell grub to boot linux however, it pauses and I get the "no block devices found" message. It will then boot, but it does not recognize the raid array. After Ubuntu starts up I can run "dmraid -ay" and it recognizes the raid array, but shows the two component disks of the raid array as well. It will not allow the component disks to be mounted, but they show up which is annoying. (I can live with that if I have to)

I have fixed a similar problem before by setting up a dmraid script in /etc/initramfs-tools/scripts/local-top ... following the instructions found at the bottom of this blog:[URL].. To recap: My problem is that after grub2 fires up Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (Lucid Lynx), it pauses, and I get "no block devices found" It then boots but does not recognize the raid array untill I manually run "dmraid -ay". I've hunted around for what to do but I have not found anything. It may be some timing issue or something, but I am so tired of beating my head against this wall.

View 4 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Best Way For NTFS Shared Dual Boot?

Mar 2, 2011

I installed 10.04 dual boot with XP.

I used advanced partition scheme and added partitions for /, /home, /swap, and and NTFS partition mounted at /home/username/Desktop/DATA.

Unfortunately the NTFS partition was created as a "Linux (0x83)" partition and therefore is not recognized inside Windows. I did not even realize there was such a thing as Linux only (Non MS) NTFS partition. I don't even recall the details when selecting the partition type.

I tried using disk Ubuntu utility to change the type to "HPFS/NTFS (0x07)". While mounted I get error after long delay (hang) high CPU usage error "Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)"

If I try the same change with DU after unmounting the volume, I get the same error.

I'm in the process of moving/backingup all data on the volume. I'll most likely reformat. Question is, shall I format with Gparted or within Windows Disk Manager? I seem to recall some odd permission problems in the past with mounted NTFS volumes.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With RAID 0?

Apr 17, 2011

I have (3) 60GB SSD. I want to use (2) in RAID 0 for Ubuntu and (1) alone for Windows 7.

What is the best way to get about this? I know how to create the RAID 0 array with the (2) disks and install Ubuntu on it. But how do I get the RAID array with Linux on it to dual boot with Windows 7?

Linux - RAID 0 (2) SSDs
Windows 7 - (1) SSD

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 11.04 As Dual Boot With Win7 / Stops After Setting Partition Size

May 5, 2011

I have Windows 7 on my laptop and am attempting to install Ubuntu 11.04 from CD.I boot from the disk drive, follow the prompts and eventually get to the screen where I can set how much space I want to give to the Ubuntu partition vs the Windows partition. My hard disk is 250GB, so I reduce the Windows one to 100GB (currently has 80GB of files on it) and set the Ubuntu one to 130GB (the other 20GB is split between the two hidden Windows 7 partitions).

I then click to continue and the progress bar for the install starts up but doesn't move, it just sits at 0%. I realised that the dialogue box underneath the progress bar can still be expanded and asks me to test using -n and -s, but when I type either of these into the box and hit return, nothing happens. I have checked my download of the .iso I used using WinMD5Sum and the hash matches up. I have already tried installing from USB but this threw an error, hence using CD. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1546 running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 2.20GHz

View 5 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Failed Install (dual Boot) Grub Error 17

Dec 4, 2010

I just tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my windows machine. Unfortunately there was an installation error and now the computer will not boot up in windows anymore (I get grub error 17). I had Ubuntu 7.04 before, but when installing 10.04, I deleted the 7.04 partitions. Is there a way to recover the ability to boot into windows?

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot On Intel Raid 0?

Mar 4, 2010

I set up an array of 2 hhd in raid0 using intel ICH7R, and i have a win7 installed on it. I'd like to have a dual boot with karmic, too. I googled a little bit and i found that it's not so easy as i thought. Are there anyone who's experiencing my same situation?

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Possible To Have A Dual Boot System And Have It In RAID 0 ?

Mar 21, 2010

Is it humanly possible to have a dual boot system and have it in RAID 0

I have three Hard drives.....
The three drives that I have are250GB IDE
1TB Sata
1TB Sata

And I edit . produce a lot of music/videos

What I am looking to do it have my 250Gb IDE drive as my Operating system (partitioned in two or something, one for Windows Another for Ubuntu)

And I would like when I am on either Operating System (ubuntu/windows_7)
its see's ,my computer as having a 2TB HDD (setting the two 1TB HDD's in RAID 0 )

So in Laymans... 250GB for OS's and 2TB (2 x 1TB HDD) as DATA drives

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Windows 7 Dual Boot With Raid

Mar 24, 2010

Currently I have windows 7 x64 installed on a pair of raided ssd's using an x58 motherboard(ich10r) and I want to duel boot ubuntu x64 (either 9.10 or 10.04) on another harddrive (not part of the raided ssd's). Does anyone know if this can be done? I haven't found anything out there about this. I have tried to install Ubuntu from the CD. It gets to the install screen booting from the CD, but it doesn't let me install or try Ubuntu. I hit enter and nothing happens. I can look through all of the options but can't install or boot into Ubuntu.

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Win7 And 10.0.4 With RAID 0

Jul 31, 2010

I was trying to dual boot ubuntu on my desktop which has windows 7 already installed on it with raid 0. I have 2 500GB hard drive and when I boot from cd and try to install ubuntu it only detect one of my hard drives and it said I only have 500GB and there is no OS installed on this machine! I look online but I couldn't find any solution!

View 9 Replies View Related

Fedora Installation :: Fail On Dual-boot With Ntfs-3g?

May 25, 2010

I have a dual-boot Fedora / WinXP laptop, and the F13 upgrade failed soon after the 'upgrade' option was selected in the menu.The problem was that the installer could not recognise the ...ntfs-3g.. entry for WinXP in /etc/fstab.The fix is simply to change this entry to ...ntfs... and the install will then proceed OK.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Boot From USB Stops At Copyright Line During Boot, No Error?

Aug 30, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a computer with Vista SP2, my BIOS supports booting from a USB drive. Ive used unetbootin and Universal USB installer to setup the ISO on the drive, as well as trying Ubuntu version 10.04 and 9.10. The problem is that during the boot it stops at a line reading "SYSLINUX 3.86 2010-04-01 CBIOS Copyright ...", no error messages, it doesn't appear to be frozen as there is a blinking cursor under this line. The boot performs normally up to this point, it happens when, during a normal boot to vista, it says "boot from CD/DVD" then loads windows.It shouldn't be a hardware issue, the computer is pretty new, and I had an older version of Ubuntu install on it temporarily.

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot 10.10 With WinXP - RAID Got Corrupted

Oct 21, 2010

I originally wanted to dual install 10.10 64 Ubuntu with Windows 7 64 RAID 1 HP PC, but RAID got corrupted and I could find no fix online except using fakeraid unsupported software. The whole thing blew my muind. I gave up after 4 or so reinstalls of windows 7 to fix RAID. So I decided to install a dual boot 10.10 Ubuntu i86 with my old WinXP i86. I kept getting these errors at boot up: unknown filesystem, file not found, out of disk, no such partion and so on. I tried just about every grub reinstall I could find, including article here: "Recovering Ubuntu after Installing Windows."

After a number of tries my friend installed Ubuntu successfully, but then when I installed windows xp I am stuck here, again. I did do the Reload grub tutorials again as well. I may just give up on WinXP and have my friend reinstall Ubuntu for me.

[Code]...

View 9 Replies View Related

OpenSUSE Install :: RAID Driver In Dual Boot System?

Feb 11, 2010

I just installed SUSE 11.2 as dual-boot with WinXP on an older system that has a 160GB PATA drive and a 500GB SATA RAID drive. I left about 80GB on the PATA drive unpartitioned to accommodate SUSE. During the initial installation attempt, SUSE was determined to install on the RAID drive instead of the PATA drive, so I disabled the SATA drivers in the BIOS to force the installation on the PATA drive. This was successful, but now there is no access to the RAID drive from SUSE because there is no driver and it is not mounted. I reactivated the SATA drivers in the BIOS and the RAID drive reappeared in WinXP with everything intact. The SATA drives now appear in SUSE under Hardware Information as "/dev/sdb" and "/dev/sdc" and the listed driver is "sata_sil".

So how do I get the RAID drivers installed in SUSE and then mount the drive so it can be browsed/modified from Dolphin? I would also like to be able to browse/change this drive from other computers on my home network through samba, just like with WinXP.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Windows XP On A 1TB RAID-0 Setup - Create A SWAP Partition

Mar 20, 2011

(This is for a 100% Clean install)

Q1) I was wondering if it is possible to Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows XP on a 1TB RAID-0 setup ?

Q2) Also, is it possible to create a SWAP partition (for Ubuntu) on a NON RAID-0 HDD ?

Q3) Lastly... I read GRUB2 is the default boot manager... should I use that, or GRUB / Lio ?

I have a total of 3 HDDs on this system:
-- 2x 500GB WDD HDDs (non-advanced format) ... RAID-0 setup
-- 1x 320GB WDD HDD (non RAID setup)
(The non RAID HDD is intended to be a SWAP drive for both XP and Ubuntu = 2 partitions)

I plan on making multiple partitions... and reserve partition space for Ubuntu (of course).

I have the latest version of the LiveCD created already.

Q4) Do I need the Alternate CD for this setup?

I plan on installing XP before Ubuntu.

This is my 1st time dual booting XP with Ubuntu.

I'm using these as my resources:
- [url]
- [url]

Q5) Anything else I should be aware of (possible issues during install)?

Q6) Lastly... is there anything like the AHCI (advanced host controller interface) like in Windows for Ubuntu?

(Since I need a special floppy during Windows Install...) I want to be able to use the Advanced Queuing capabilities of my SATA drives in Ubuntu.

View 4 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Dual-boot On A RAID-0 Array - Drops To GRUB Command Line?

May 28, 2011

I've recently had trouble reinstalling my Ubuntu system as I was getting various unusual errors as described in my old thread here. I thought it was probably something to do with my RAID-0 array which was pre-installed on my laptop from purchase being corrupted or something like that (if it's possible). I decided to simplify things for myself (not understanding RAID arrays much) so I just removed the RAID array and installed Windows and Ubuntu on the now separate hard disks. It worked fine.

I noticed quite a significant performance drop, however, with even Ubuntu boots taking longer than 30 seconds despite my laptop being both high-spec and only a few months old. Windows, as you can imagine, was dreadfully slow. I wasn't entirely convinced that this was entirely due to the loss of the RAID array - as even low-spec laptops with presumably no RAID arrays are supposed to boot Ubuntu in under 30 seconds apparently - but I read that RAID-0 arra

View 8 Replies View Related

OpenSUSE Install :: Installation Progress Stops In 88% / Message Error / Error Copy Live Image To Disk

Oct 12, 2010

Greetings from Greece. I tried to install opensuse 11.3 in an empty disk . Unfortunately the installation progress stops in 88% and the message error says "error copy live image to the disk". I have burn two different cd but the result is always the same.Is it a hardware problem or the cd is not correct?I had the 11.2 version in the same pc without any problem for a long time.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu :: Fake Raid STILL Can't Partition In 10.04 Installer?

Jul 16, 2010

Been attempting to install ubuntu on my Intel fake raid on a new PC.The installer sees the raid, but errors out:Quote:The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of Serial ATA RAID isw_ehbgbddej_Volume0 (mirror) failed.This seem to be the EXACT issue described in this bug report:I read all the way down this bug report, and at the bottom it says:Quote:Launchpad Janitor on 2010-06-25Changed in parted (Ubuntu Lucid):status: Fix Committed → Fix ReleasedA few weeks ago, a fix was "committed" and "released". I had been working with an earlier 10.04 ISO, so I downloaded 10.04 from the web site today. Still the same problem.Maybe I'm just reading the bug report wrong? If it says the fix is committed and released, I would naively assume that it is fixed. Do I need to patch to apply the fix or something? Doesn't seem likely.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04->11.04:often Get Degraded Raid Error At Boot?

Sep 1, 2011

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 11.04 and I now often get boot messages about a degraded raid.

I'm fairly experienced, but I'm confused which raid it is talking about. I have a raid5 array, but I don't boot of that, and it seems fine when I finally get it to boot. Previously, I didn't have any other raid arrays[1], but now I seem to have two others called md126 and md127, they both seem to be degraded. Where did they come from?

[1] I *do* have two 80GB drives that I was booting from in RAID1, but that was a looong time ago, and I have since only booted from one of them. The partition table indeed shows partitions 1 and 5 are raid autodetect and /proc/mdstat shows they are degraded ([U_]). Could it be that this is causing the problem? If so, why has this only started to happen since the upgrade from 10.04 to 11.04?Anyway, perhaps it is a good idea to add in that second disk to the raid1 array. If so, how to do that? Note that, I've also noticed that when I boot and get to the screen when I select from the different kernel versions, I now get a couple of really old ones too - my thought is that these are from the raid1 disk that I stopped using. If I add it to the array, how can I be sure it will mirror in the correct direction?

It could be that I have fairly recently plugged in that second RAID1 disk, after a long time of not having enough spare sata sockets (I switched my RAID5 array from 8 disks to only 3 disks, so suddenly had a lot more spare sockets).

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu :: Correct Drivers To Work With Hardware / Fake Raid?

Aug 2, 2010

I ve got a SATA HDD which I use for storage connected to a (now quite old) RAID PCI card (HighPoint Rocket RAID 1520). Ive added another (blank) HDD, same brand and size to the PCI card. Ubuntu (10.04) can see both hard drives and access data. Id like to mirror (raid 1?) these HDDs. Looking around this forum Ive noticed quite a few people mentioning FakeRAID. Turns out that's not quite the same as software RAID. Given how cheap the 1520 was, I suspect it's FakeRAID rather than Hardware. Perhaps someone can confirm? Given Ubuntu can see both HDDs, would this mean it ll have the correct drivers to work with a hardware/fake raid? A common recommendation is to use mdadm to create a software RAID. How does this work for partitions accessed from multiple Operating Systems including Windows XP?

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Xp And - Netbook Dual Boot - Error - Windows Boot Failed

Jul 8, 2010

I have a netbook running Windows XP as standard. There is also a recovery partition which came from the factory.

In the past I installed Ubuntu (I think 9.something) from USB key and all worked fine. However my XP became corrupted and I needed to do a repair on it. After this, Ubuntu became removed from the boot select menu.

Since then, Ubuntu has become updated to 10.04, which I now cannot install.

The Live CD tells me there is a "file IO error" and simply stops installation at around 70%.

I did manage to get into Ubuntu from a Live USB using Wubi. However when I chose to install Ubuntu to a Harddrive, the option to "install side by side" was missing.

After reading on the forums, I did a chkdsk /f on Windows and tried again. Now my liveUSB does not show a boot menu!

When I select to boot from USB stick, the screen goes blank with a flashing cursor. Ctrl+alt+dlt reboots.

I'm really lost here! It seems when I fix one problem, another problem arises!

Also when trying to instal Ubuntu within Windows, the process goes through to 100% and asks me to reboot. When I do so, the option for Ubuntu does show in the boot menu. However when I select it, I get an error "Windows boot failed: file wubildr.mbr and status: 0xc00000f - something is corrupt".

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Disk Error On /boot With Dual Boot On Dual Disk

Dec 30, 2010

I have a (slightly complicated) dual/multi boot system.

I keep getting boot errors (when choosing ubuntu from the grub2 menu)

Code:
Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /boot

If I switch off and restart, ubuntu will then start without issue.

My setup is like this ....3 disks, one with 10.10 clean install - so Grub2, separate partitions for /, /boot and /home, one with windows 7, one with windows XP and 10.04 wubi (this is my old disk which I will trash once I'm happy with my upgrade to 10.10 & 7 on separate disks.

I installed 7 and 10.10 with ONLY their disks installed. After both were working, I added all disks and rejigged the grub2 menu (using update-grub and StartUp-Manager).

This problem only seems to occur if my previous boot was not 10.10 ( I will investigate this further). It's as if something (grub2 ?, the bios ?) is remembering part of the previous boot and not using the grub2 menu completely.

View 2 Replies View Related

Debian :: Dual Boot Lenny With XP - XP Stops Booting ?

Oct 5, 2010

Have a little experience with backtrack 4, which is a Ubuntu distro. I'm changing to Lenny due to hardware limitations on my laptop, an older Dell inspiron 7000.

Here's the specs :
400 MHZ,
120 G HDD parted as C: = 20G (has bad sectors, left blank) and D: = 20G Windows part
128 Mb low density RAM
ATI Rage Mobility ( not sure of video RAM, I think 8 Mb)

Now I liked running BT and liked the linux work, so when the BT install went south I started to look for another linux distro I can run, the BT tools I use are linux after all. Here's where I hit my stump. I decided to go with the Lenny distro, it already has some of the tools I need, but the first time I installed I had the HDD like this 20G, 20G, 20G,20G, 17.??G. I had windows installed on C: (of course, no problems, yet)

After I installed lenny to D: via an iso I downloaded, the Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.6 "Lenny" - Official i386 xfce+lxde-CD Binary-1, BTW first install was from booting from the disk. After reparting, format, etc. of the install, GRUB boot loader detects my D: Windows, great. Reboot to GRUB boot menu, select ddebian, and it loads...cool, until I realize I don't have synaptic, the tools, and apt isn't going to work unless I can load the linux driver from the cdrom...which I can't find.

Reboot...windows, internet for answers I'm thinkin. GRUB loads fine, select windows and get the following error message "Windows can't start because of hardware configuration problems. Could not read from selected boot disk, check boot path and hardware. Check configuration manual for disk configuration."

It took three days to get Windows reinstalled, and a LL format (zerowrite the drive) but during the process I discovered a possible hdw issue...bad sectors on the C: hdd. Solution: C: 20G = unused, D: = Windows xp. Worked great. No more windows issues, so try it again. This time I used the disks installer from windows. Everything started great, boot menuselected debian, install-graphic, but this time I let the part manager create a drive, 20G from the free space an it appropriately made it's swapfile...when lenny booted it was good, but still no synaptic, cd/rom, couldn't browse the computer.

Reboot to windows to get instructions from someone that really knows what's going on...no windows. exactly same message as before. I was able to boot into debian okay, but couldn't find any drives, utilities, wasn't very much, but I needed my windows and the internet to get lessons. I am familiar with the terminal console and KDE. Can use apt for updating, but prefer using the synaptic. Why does my windows keep disappearing? If I can solve the dual boot issue I can learn the system casually. Right now my config is: C: = 20G, nothing here, still haven't run a scandisk either...next on todo list. D: = 20G Windows install...what I'm using now. I'm not going to attempt to reinstall debian until I receive a efinate answer to the dissappearing config, or boot capacity. Oh, yeah, Did try a fdisk/mbr and fix. this didn't bring it back either.

View 11 Replies View Related

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 56196de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 8 250 1951897+ fd Linux raid autodetect
/dev/sda3 * 251 9726 76115970fd 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
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.

View 6 Replies View Related

Ubuntu :: Install Drivers To Install / Boot After Installation From Raid Drives

Mar 1, 2011

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 desktop.on a Highpoint rocketraid 2642.Installing Ubuntu, it does not find the drive?How do I install the drivers to install and boot after the installation from the raid drives?

View 1 Replies View Related

CentOS 5 Hardware :: Fake Raid Versus Hardware Raid After A Hardware Failure?

Oct 12, 2010

Recently while using a Highpoint 2310 (raid 5) I lost the mother board and CPU. I had to reinstall Centos and found it needed to initialize the array to function. Total loss of date. Question: If I use a true hardware card (3ware 9650se) and experience a serious hardware loss or the C drive can the card be installed with the drives on a new motherboard and function without data loss even if the OS must be reinstalled.

View 4 Replies View Related







Copyrights 2005-15 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved