Grub fails to install (Ubuntu 12.04)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 3, 2013
Cards on the table - Ubuntu is one of my least favourite distros. Yet my favourite distro, Mint is a derivative. However, I decided to give Ubuntu a try simply to experience the Unity desktop and see if I could learn to love it!
My machines are multi-boot and for reasons that are not up for discussion here, Grub is installed in the root partition of each distro. This rarely causes any difficulty (unless Ubiquity is involved). Anyway, installation seemed to go ok until the very end when it popped up a fatal warning that it could not install Grub to the designated partition - sdb13 (sdb because it sees its own usb stick as sda),
Is there a way/utility to force Grub where I want it for this install?
[I'm not a Ubuntu forum member but looked at registering only to discover that to do so looks unnecessarily complicated now - especially as Ubuntu is not yet installed on any machine!]
grub fails to boot Ubuntu 12.042 (64 bit)after install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 20, 2013
I installed Ubuntu 12.04-2 from a DVD
The DVD booted OK.
After the install - where it said it was finished and it was time to boot from the Hard Drive, grub failed.
It said something like (I didn't write it down at the time.):
Grub Rescue > Ubuntu 12.04-2 fail boot
I started to reading the posts and suspected an UEFI problem.
For general background, I read:
Anyway. I'm stumped.
This is a new system. It never had any windows on it.
I am trying to get an Radeon HD 7750 to work and have installed both
Debian 6.06 and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso
Both of these booted OK. I had wiped all partitions out and started over each time.
Then I tried Ubuntu 12.04-2 in a dual boot with the Debian -
by taking the install option to install Ubuntu side-by-side with Debian.
That did not work. I *really* wish I had written the exact error mes
GRUB fails to install on sata disk with Ubuntu 5.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 14, 2005
Im trying to reinstall ubuntu on a Maxtor Diamondmax 10 sata disk on a asus a8n-sli premium using the nvidia sata controller. Install runs nicely untill i get to the grub part. Somehow it wont install grub to the mbr.
When i chroot my /target partition and try it manually with grub-install /dev/sda it keeps saying 'The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly'
I tryed disabling my pata disk in the bios but no luck. Still the same error.
So is there some grub guru who can help me with this one cause i seem to be lost. And my knowledge of the grub shell is not a lot.
I dont have a /boot partition
my root partition is /dev/sda6
motherboard is an Asus a8n-sli premium
sata disk Maxtor Diamondmax 10
pata disk (disabled) Maxtor Diamondmax 10
my /etc/fstab file seems fine.
Please help. I really miss my primairy operating system at the moment.
I could try lilo or try reinstalling ubuntu on my pata disk but I really want it to work like this. (Thi
GRUB fails to install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 29, 2012
Installing Xubuntu 12.04 beta1, I get an error that GRUB failed to install. There is no explanation why. I finished the install without a bootloader. Then I boot the DVD again and select try mode for a live DVD system. Then I mount the partitions I installed to as a tree on /mnt and search for any grub logs. I don't find any I recognize. Can someone tell me where to look for any grub error messages that might mean something?
There are lots of files in /mnt/boot and /mnt/boot/grub so I assume the grub package installed OK. But installing the actual bootloader apparently is what failed, and I can't see any indications of why, except that this curious empty file was present:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 29 21:42 /mnt/boot/grub/setup_left_core_image_in_filesystem
And yeah, there is a core image (attached to this post):
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25436 Mar 29 21:42 /mnt/boot/grub/core.img
The drive in the test box is only 1TB, but the drive in the intended target machines I'm testin
Grub fails to install on RAID 1 during 12.04 install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 27, 2014
There seems to be a ton of material out there on this subject, but I've been researching most of the day now and can't find the solution.
During installation of 12.04 using software raid configured through the alternate CD, the grub fails to install with a fatal error. Apparently it is trying to install grub to sda which is NOT correct as it should be installing it to md126 which is the proper partition of the RAID 1. (I have no issues partitioning the disks and creating the array.)
I've read several posts that indicate I should be able to change the default grub install location, but I can't figure it out. I see no options or menus of any kind that would allow me to do this. The install just rolls on like a freight train and then hits the error. Eventually I gave up and finished the install without the bootloader.
So, now I have a perfectly good RAID 1 install, but no grub bootloader. I would fix that, but I really want to know how to get the installation right in the first place.
GRUB fails to install, again
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 11, 2012
Maybe an uninitialized variable in GRUB leads to random failures to install? Or could there be some QEMU fault (did this in a VM)? It was a basic near default install. I chose UTC time zone and use whole disk w/o LVM.
I'm re-running it now.
It looks like a repository issue ...
Jun 11 16:29:21 anna: DEBUG: retrieving grub-installer 1.68ubuntu5
Jun 11 16:29:21 anna: DEBUG: retrieving grub-mount-udeb 1.99-21ubuntu3
Jun 11 16:35:48 in-target: iw grub-pc grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-ia32 grub lilo
Jun 11 16:42:47 in-target: kernel-patch-badram memtest86 grub-pc grub-legacy mtools spell ssh-askpass
Jun 11 16:47:43 main-menu: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected
Jun 11 16:47:43 grub-installer: info: architecture: amd64/generic
Jun 11 16:47:49 in-target: multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
Jun 11 16:47:49 in-target: grub-common libfreetype6 os-prober
Jun 11 16:47:50 in-target: Get:1
Cant install GRUB fails on IBM intel xeon server with scsiraid
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 19, 2010
Im trying to install ubuntu on an IBM server with intel xeon processor and scsi raid, the server was previously running MS Win Server 2003 (I never use that MS rubbush just crashes 20 times a day) anyway problem is when it comes to installing the GRUB bootloader, it just failes and keeps reverting back to the install menu, I tried several times to install GRUB but failed each time. Anyway I can get around this? im not experienced too much with this, so wouldnt know what could be causing it, im assuming its possible the boot record is somehow write protected? Ubuntu doesnt support intel Xeon processors? I have tried both the i386 and amd64 install ISO's of Ubuntu server without success, any help would be appreciated.
Im currently running Ubuntu server amd64 on an old amd machine and is running very stable unlike windows which used to be on the same machine
No Grub after install (13.04), Need dual boot, Linux on 1 SSD, Win7 on 1 HDD
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 22, 2013
Okay, I have been determined as hell to get Ubuntu back on my machine, after not having it since 10.04 LTS, and a lot has happened since then. My rig is not what it was, and I am sure that my current system hardware and configuration plays a role upon why I am experiencing these problems. I have been desperately attempting to acquire the answers to my following questions (below), through various other forums, to no avail. In either case, I am getting close to simply giving up on this matter, and I am hoping that somebody is able to assist me with the following issues:
I really hate blasting my system specs online, however, if it may assist anyone in giving a comprehensive solution, then what must be, must be. The base of my system operates on an ASUS Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 Motherboard, supporting an AMD FX 8120, and my MB has a UEFI bios. I am fully aware of all of the issues that currently exist between Linux and the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, which is why I chose Ubuntu
No Such Device trying to boot Windows from Grub after install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 14, 2013
I've spent all night trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 x64 installed alongside Windows 8 on my new Samsung Series 7 laptop. After completely messing up the partitions the first time, I finally managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 after completely wiping all of the partitions, and that worked fine.
I then installed Ubuntu again, but this time the installer didn't see that Windows 8 was also on the system, so didn't give me the option to install alongside. (Windows 8 was installed EFI, and I ran the installer EFI, too) So, I manually installed Ubuntu to the second disk (in my case, sdc). I chose sda for the location for the bootloader (was this where I messed up?) sda is where Windows is installed.
Now when I try to boot into Windows, I get No Such Device and the UUID number (I think?). This is despite me trying everything I could with boot-repair. Here was my latest paste: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5707568/
I have nothing on this laptop yet, so I can completely refresh this if t
Unable to remove Grub and install Windows OS!!
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 26, 2010
I am using Lenovo Laptop. Initially I had Dual boot with Windows Vista and RHEL 5. Accidentally I deleted Vista Partition. If I try to install Vista using Vista Bootable DVD, The Vista Bootable DVD is not getting detected!!
Now I want to remove everything (RHEL 5 & Grub Boot loader) from my laptop and install fresh OS.
Please help me to get out of this mess!!
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