Ubuntu :: Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device Or Insert Boot Media In Selected Boot Device And Press A Key

Apr 16, 2011

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I got this error after: Reducing my Windows 7 partition by about 100gb. Creating a new partition (100gb) and copying my Ubuntu partition (10gb) to the new partition. After it was copied, and pasted, the original partition was deleted. I now had two partitions a new 100gb Ubuntu partition and a 600gb (or so) Windows 7 partition.

All of this was done using a bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.10 and GParted partition editor. Now when I boot I get the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." error.

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Fedora Installation :: Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device?

Apr 16, 2010

I tried to install F12 on my new IDE-HDD. The installation completed without any errors. But, when rebooting my PC I got a dark screen with error message: reboot and select proper boot device.

No BIOS boot up issue, since booting up using other hard disk running windows has no problem at all. I have set the hardisk jumper to master/primary, tried to re-install F12 a couples of time, but didn't make any difference.

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May 13, 2010

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Jun 14, 2011

I've been trying since ever to install the new ubuntu on my FakeRaid controller and I'm really starting to get frustrated. After restarting, i get the message "reboot and select proper device.." So my first tough was that my grub was not installed properly. So i ran the boot_info_script.sh that I found in the forum and here is my output. It says that the boot loader is not installed and my Raid is screwed up. I went look in the BIOS and everything looks fine. Ive put the result.TXT from the script.


Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> No boot loader is installed in the MBR of
/dev/mapper/ddf1_00000000000000004b1ba2914b1ba291f5010000f5010 000.
ddf1_00000000000000004b1ba2914b1ba291f5010000f5010 0001: ________________________


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Ubuntu :: Boot Failure - Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Aug 18, 2010

I'm trying to do exactly this: [URL] the first time i did it, I made it and everything was fine, except I didn't know what "installation size" meant in wubi, so as I selected 3GB, the rest of the partition was left empty and I didn't have enough space for ubuntu. Then I formatted the partition again and reinstalled ubuntu. Since then while it's booting, I get the message Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. I tried reinstalling many times, but I still get this message..

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Jan 7, 2010

I bought a t770.uk HP desktop PC, which came without a Hard drive as the pervious owner had removed it for security reasons. A week later I got a hold of a brand new - out of an anti-static sealed bag - compatible Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA150 7200 HDD, and installed it as directed by my t770.uk manual. Up until now, things looked to be on a roll. As I don't have any windows OS, I figured Ubunutu would be the way to go (and it certainly is from what I've heard and read about it. I can't wait!).

So I sent off for a CD and it popped through my mail a few weeks back. The problem that I am having is after booting past a very brief view of the HP POST screen, the screen goes black with the error "Disc boot failure-insert system disk and press enter". I've tried placing the Ubuntu disc in (assuming it is asking for that? An OS disc) and restarting, and changing the boot order around, but no matter what I do the error persists and I can't install Ubuntu. I really want to get this PC running with Ubuntu.

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May 19, 2010

Installed ubuntu 10.4 over previous ubuntu on Intel 945G. After installation and reboot the system does not boot: "no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key".

Installation was done from USB-stick, prepared by UNETBOOTin. I have two HD's, one used for system + storage, another one just for storage. I manually deleted previous system partitions of previous ubuntu install in system HD. The system HD had about 1/3 of free and unallocated space for system partitions, which ubuntu installer created during the installation.

I tried to reinstall grub from bootable USB-stick and it succeeded but it did not help. The system is still not bootable.

I have used ubuntu for years and never happened something like this. Am I missing something or is ubuntu missing something???

HW failure is ofcourse possible but I am quite skeptical about it because Live ubuntu from USB-stick works well.

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Jan 2, 2010

i had a working multi-boot system, vista on sda1,2; swap sda3; ext=sda4; ubuntu sda5; fedora sda6; data sda7 - i mount the data partition when using all of the linux releases so i don't have to have multiple copies of music, docs, etc. everything has worked fine until yesterday. i tried to install fc12 on sda6, replacing fc11. it required me to format sda6 as ext4. i wasn't sure where i had grub installed, but have a backup of menu.lst in data (sda7), so figured i could let it install to mbr or wherever it wanted to by default. when the install completed and i reboot, i get a black screen and these messages: CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 19 XX XX XX GUID: XXXXX PXE-E53:

No boot filename received
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key I tried reinstalling fc12, same exact errors. I then thought maybe the problem had something to do with ext4 partition mixed in with ext3's, so i installed mepis on the sda6, and let it write grub to mbr (i think, not really sure where it wrote it). anyway, i still get the identical black screen. no grub type menu or anything. the screen used to show "DHCP for a few seconds", but doesn't anymore after i disconnected the ethernet cable.........

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Mar 3, 2010

Without going into a lot of the reasons, I have a bootable program on a USB stick that i would like to 'boot' when debian is starting up (or after it completes, or whenever it makes sense to do it). My MB does not support a USB boot, I've removed the floppy and CD so I can add additional HDs (its a small box but well ventilated).

Another option I have is to use my bios 'network boot' option, but I have no clue how to use it and the only description in the mb manual says "Allows system to be booted over a network" In network boots, *usually* one is given an option of specifying a device address, and the network boot executes a boot protocol (e.g. bootp), and the boot image file is downloaded to the target, stored and run out of RAM. No evidence of this behavior is exhibited when the network boot option is selected in the bios...

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Fedora Installation :: Error: Insert Boot Media

Jun 13, 2009

I have windows XP in my system. i am going to install Fedora 11 in my system and use free space. i have 40GB free space but after installing all things when machine reboots. it gives error :insert Boot media.

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Mar 20, 2010

I installed Debian lenny 5.04 today through netinstall. After install it refuses to boot and says, "No bootable device found - "insert and press any key".

Motherboard : Intel DP35DP
Processor : Intel core 2 duo
NVIDIA 8500GT 512mb

I have googled it around and it seems to be something to do with BIOS. I am sure harddisk is not fried. Because I installed Ubuntu and it works

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Mar 17, 2011

I just compiled my first own kernel (I'm using Arch Linux), following the tutorial on the german site. Now I tried to boot it, I ended up failing with this message: Code: Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda1 ... Root device '/dev/sda1' doesn't exist, Attempting to create it. ERROR: Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/sda1' Here is the important part of my menu.lst:


I simply copy&pasted the Arch-entry, i.e. I also had the disk by uuid there. The failure message was the same, just the root device name was the different name Also, at first I did not have the initrd line in my menu.lst (as written in my tutorial that I may not need it). In this case I had this error message:


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Jul 11, 2010

When I boot off of Debian Kernel 2.6.26-2-686. This is what happens. It stops at attached scsi generic sg5 type 0 After 4 or 5 minutes it comes back and says.

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) Check Root= (did the system wait for the right device) Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev Alert /dev/sdd8 does not exist dropping to shell /bin /sh: can't access tty; job control turned off If I boot off Debian Kernel 2.6.26-2-686 (single user mode) Then use Control-D it boots fine.

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Aug 2, 2010

After asking on both this forum and the Fedora forum, I felt it was safe enough to install a copy of Fedora on my working-well openSUSE drive. I have a 1 TB drive, partitioned as follows:

I did an install of Fedora 13, was VERY careful to set up the installer to put it's files in the partitions I wanted, although I did let it mark the partition as active, feeling it may have to boot during the installation process.

I had grub installed in the root of the partition rather than the MBR for both systems.

When Fedora finished installing, I rebooted the system only to find that it wouldn't. I got the dreaded "No Boot Device" message.

So, I started the 5 hour process of booting with the parted magic disk, booting with a Gentoo live disk (only one around), monkeying with the install parts of the openSUSE and Fedora disks, swapping drives to Windows to download openSUSE Live CDs (yes, both) and searching the forums and various other web sites for some poor bloke who did the same stupid whatever it was I did, and finally, as I was using fdisk on the Gnome Live CD, I noticed the warning message stating that fdisk would not work on a drive that was partitioned with the GPD format.

Notice that I have 5 partitions? That is not a typo on my part, I used the GPD format when I set it up so I could do what I did without using "imitation" partitions.

When I used parted (the command line editor on the Gnome Live CD) to change the active partition, everything started working again! Well, at least I can boot the openSUSE system, the most important thing.

It is my suspicion that the Fedora install uses fdisk to do it's work, and fdisk just mucks up a GPD formatted disk. Not the information, just the part of the drive that holds the partition table. Perhaps just the flags section. I don't know enough to say with any certainty.

I didn't change the drives parameters during the installation of Fedora, so I don't know of it even offers the GPD partitioning option. If not, I can understand how this sort of thing could happen.

Still....So now all I have to do is make the grub menu, the one installed with openSUSE, boot the Fedora installation on the next partition. Seems simple enough.

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Sep 21, 2010

i was just wondering if there was any way to make it only boot ubuntu from pressing a button at startup like f11 or something instead of coming up with a menu asking me to choose which operating system to boot.

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Aug 7, 2010

I have 2 HDD one of 1 TB and other of 250 GB on my Desktop, on my 250 HDD I installed Windows 7 and have tried creating a Dual boot but my System boots to Windows without giving me Booting options to Windows or Ubuntu, if I manually select the booting option by hitting the F8 Key shows me list of H/w to boot from, I select the 250 GB HDD and system now boots to Ubuntu, both OS works fine no issues but the glitch is why do I have to do this everytime when booting to Ubuntu.

I also tried clean installing Ubuntu after having removed the Windows 7 but the same problem, cannot boot unless the HDD is selected.

At the time of installation I also noticed that Ubuntu will not detect the Windows OS which was already there before installing Ubuntu, whereas I tried with the same disc on different laptop computer and it worked just fine, it detected windows 7 loader and gives the booting option.

I just want to know is it because of 2 HDD installed on my Desktop.

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Jul 3, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu to my external drive, but when I try to boot from it, it says Boot device not found.

I have installed the bootloader to sdb (external drive via the installer).

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Nov 18, 2010

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Apr 13, 2010

Looking to make exteral HDD as a boot device...

I will try and explain what I am planning to make this a bit clearer.

I currently run ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. I also have a partition with Windows installed.

This works great. When I boot up it loads grub I can choose between ubuntu and windows.

I have recently purchased an external usb sata disk dock. I have a couple of sata disks which I would like to install OS's on. (Things like Lucid to try it out before it is officially released.)

I use ubuntu as my work machine so dont want to mess about with the disk on the laptop if I can help it.

Back to my question. I want to make the external disk stand alone if that makes sense.

I initially tried installing lucid on the usb sata disk and booted from usb. Though this didnt work even worse it also altered my grub table on the laptop disk. This meant that when I unplugged the usb grub died with an error device not found. Though i have now fixed this I was wondering if there is a way to make the usb disk a "stand alone boot disk"?

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Jul 27, 2010

I installed from a live disc months ago. It worked fine for a while, don't remember what caused the change.

Now when I boot, I get this message:


I have several hdds in this desktop box, one other has a OS on it, has the Hardy version. But i disconnected that (it all used to work with both drives connected and I was able to use that boot menu to change from one OS to the other). I can boot by getting to "boot menu" by pushing the "esc" key when the bios starts (just after the beep). It gives the option to start from, with a list of possible devices to choose from. I don't know where this menu is from, bios or other. I select hard drive, then select the correct hard drive and it starts right up. That is nonsense though. I really no longer need version 8.04 but keep it as a backup in case my preferred OS/hdd fails.

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Jul 30, 2010

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Note: Is there any way to restore my mbr as it was before installing ubuntu? I know there are some apps for this on the internet but I have no cd drive and I can't boot from my usb.

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Aug 25, 2010

I used to have 2 HDDs for ubuntu: 1 x 80GB and 1 x 500GB The 500GB disk was my /home directory and is now used exclusively for Windows 7. I have now moved /home to the 80GB drive and have modified /etc/fstab to point /home to /home rather than /dev/sdb1. However, I cannot boot into ubuntu. I have tried using Super Boot Disk cd-rom but still no joy. I think I need to fix grub and have tried by booting into a Live-CD and following a tutorial I found on the forums but it complains about not being able to find a device.map I guess this has something to do with the fact that the 500GB HDD is now gonoe but am not sure how to resolve this issue. how to recreate this file but the command failed.

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Dec 19, 2010

My old Dell Inspiron 9300's CD Rom is no longer working. I've written the files to my 8GB USB device, and attempted to boot from it. Whenever I try, I get this "No boot sector on USB device". I'm also using Mac OS X to make the USB drive.

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Aug 18, 2011

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I then tried installing straight from the CD and not booting into the live version. I follow all the steps and get a congratulations on installing it and all I need to do it reboot. I remove the CD, reboot, and BANG! the same message. I'm not sure what's up or even where I can get information from because there is no BIOS splash screen or anything to naviagate through.

System Specs:
Intel Atom Mobo/Proc (1.66Hz)
8GB Corsair RAM
1 slim optical drive (SATA)
1 2TB Seagate HD (SATA)
1 Case/PSU combination

EDIT1: Currently I am checking the live CD for defects (though it has an internet connection so I'm unsure whether the CD matters).

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Jan 3, 2010

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When I boot with the external connected, here's what I get:

External = sda
Internal SCSI-1 = sdb
Internal SCSI-2 = sdc
Without it:
Internal SCSI-1 = sda
Internal SCSI-2 = sdb

The SCSI drive's are a RAID setup, so if I boot without the external I have complete RAID failure.

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Sep 6, 2010

I switched to the linux-image-rt kernel a while back, and decided yesterday to switch back to linux-image-generic. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember how to do this properly, so I just uninstalled all of the linux-rt related packages and then changed the /vmlinuz and /initrd.img symbolic links back to what they used to be and rebooted. So now the machine gets stuck in a memtest whenever I boot from the HD. I'm having trouble figuring out how to fix things from a rescue CD. If I try chroot /mnt/hd (where my old system was), and then update-grub, for example, I get: /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?). So, basically I'm completely lost, but also sure that a working system isn't more than a few simple commands away. Can anyone throw me a bone?

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Jun 30, 2011

I'm currently running Ubuntu (w/ GRUB) and Windows XP. I'd like to remove Ubuntu and run the recovery on Windows XP because it has started not running correctly. The computer is about 5 years old and I figured I'd just wipe it clean and start over (read: remove Ubuntu and reinstall windows via the recovery console).

I intend to follow the tutorial here: [URL]

However, I'm confused about determining the boot device number for Windows. I've run "sudo fdisk -l" and I can identify the windows drive in the list it says:

Device: /dev/sda1
Boot: *
Start: 1
End: 19352
Blocks: 155444908+
Id: 7

Am I looking for the 7, the 1, or something completely different? This is also the first partition on the list.

sda2 (id: c) is a FAT32 drive. I think this is the recovery partition included on the HP desktop.

sda3 (id:83) is Linux
sda4 (id: 82) is swap

I just need to run fixmbr.

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Jan 29, 2011

I'm using Debian kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64 I have this little nit picky problem when I re-boot, my webcam and my Tv card switch around on video0, video1 and video2 if my usb webcam is plugged in at boot. I would like to keep it plugged in all the time and have it on video2 and my TV card on video0 and video1. I had read where maybe setting up a udev rule might accomplish what I want to do I just don't understand how.

Here is my camera info from lsusb:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate STX
Using v4l2ucp gives me this info about my hauppauge hvr1800 TV card:
Driver cx23885
card Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1800
bus_info PCIe:0000:03:00.0
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May 9, 2011

I have system (Ubuntu 10.10) on my pendrive. I want to use this system always from this pen - by boot on startup.

If I remove all of my hard disk from laptop and boot from pendrive - everything is ok, but when i try boot from pen when hard disks are plugged - its not working - because linuks want pass to sda2 partition, and this partition is already assign to wrong disk (should be in pendrive).

I have crypt(luks) and lvm on this pen.

I just want to make sure that my pendrive will be always shown as "sda" - how i can do this? I think it will probably fix my problem.

How to disable mount other disk - mount only this pendrive.

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Mar 28, 2010

New to Linux,after burned live cd,was left in the drive,then fund out the disk,from the drive next morning,and the computer(inspiron dell,windows vista)came with blue screen,after reboot the computer i have the black screen with this.ot boot device available after run knoppix live cd..."then i did F8 and when to windows system boot options, no one worked sofar,even r repair,then i did put the burned linux disk"knoppix live cd is mounted but was in germany,spanish and english are my options,do not what to do it next,how can i recover the windows system?i'm downloading another live cd in english,but no sure if the previous disk version,that i don't know wich it's? is going to be a problem with the new disk,the original intention with the disk,was to repair a dell xps 2010 with the windows32 system corrupted,some said that's possible with linux.

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