10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS Upgrade. GRUB Install Failed. Chainloader Fails.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2012
So here was my 10.04 LTS setup before the upgrade:
CentOS 6.2 Linux
/dev/sdc2 LVM Volume "vg_lin100"
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
/dev/sdc5 LVM Volume "Volume00"
During the 10.04 LTS install I tried loading GRUB2 into /dev/sdc3, and it said the install failed. I don't know how, but I was still able to chainload from CentOS into the menu for Ubuntu, and Ubuntu started up properly, so GRUB2 did in fact install.
So I performed an upgrade to 12.04 LTS, and again it said that the GRUB2 failed to install, so I pressed continue and the remaining upgrade completed. Now all I get is a blinking cursor.
Here is the boot-repair-disk output. Ignore drives /dev/sda and /dev/sdb as they are unrelated hard drives that contain different working operating systems:
From what I gather from googleing around, putting GRUB2 into a partition other than where the MBR is located is a bad idea, however during the install of 10.04
Ubuntu GRUB Install giving me headache Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2009
i think i have got some similar conditions earlier(my bad memory).just try passing "noapm" as kernel parameter without quotes at the boot time(might work just a guess)..
edit:same problem found here..but no proper solutions.http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6659808
UBUNTU Install failed, missed grub page
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 20, 2011
I just tried to updated my UBUNTU 10.04 to 10.10. I missed the page where I was asked to reuse the current GRUB information. The system hung after trying to load the new GRUB. I rebooted, and got an error about Configuration defaults for gnome power configuration not correct.
I googled this, and have lost of disk space. The other suggestion was to remove and reinstall the gnome power app.
I am not sure if this is the real problem, or if it is something to do with GRUB. There is some information on the system that I don't want to loose. I can get to a system console.
GRUB hard disk error on fresh ubuntu RAID install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 28, 2008
Clean install of Gutsy Server, set up partitions manually for softwareRAID like so:
Drive 1: auto partitioned into 2 partitions, root and swap
drive 2: same as drive one
changed all 4 partitions to "use as physical volume for RAID"
disks 3 and 4: one partition, use for RAID.
set up RAID as RAID1, 3 different devices: 1 for root, 1 for swap(disks 1 and 2), 1 for home (on disks 3 and 4)
went back to partitioner, set raid device 1, which happened to be the home partition, to mount as /home
set raid device 2 to mount as /
set raid device 3 to mount as swap
wrote changes to disk, finished installation, and got the "GRUB hard disk error"
I know from googling that this means grub can't map the disk geometry, which isn't very suprising.
Booted into knoppix and both RAID devices are there, and root has all the stuff in it it's supposed to have.
Did i do something wrong? possibly RAIDing the swap is wrong? What do i do next?
Ubuntu 12.10 network install failed
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 18, 2013
I am doing Ubuntu 12.10 Auto install, where am using preseed file passed via network (http), and a install repository available on local web server. (http://192.168.1.100/image/ubuntu121...dvd/repository)
Installation failed saying "Installation step failed"
On the console i can see following messages
Mar 20 19:18:49 anna-install: Queueing udeb apt-mirror-setup for later installation
Mar 20 19:18:49 choose-mirror: DEBUG: command: wget -q http://192.168.1.100/image/ubuntu121...uantal/Release -O - | grep -E '^(Suite|Codename):'
Mar 20 19:18:49 choose-mirror: INFO: suite/codename set to: quantal/quantal
Mar 20 19:18:49 choose-mirror: DEBUG: command: wget -q http://192.168.1.100/image/ubuntu121...-amd64/Release -O - | grep ^Architecture:
Mar 20 19:18:49 anna-install: Queueing udeb quantal-support for later installation
Mar 20 19:18:49 main-menu: DEBUG: resolver (libc6-udeb): package doesn't exist (ignored)
Mar 20 19:18:49 main-menu: DEBUG:
Install pyscard package on Ubuntu : error gcc failed with status 1
- date: June 27, 2009
I am new to ubuntu. I am trying to install the pyscard module of python and I am getting an error message. I already have gcc, swig and pcsc-lite installed. The command I used to install was from the README of pyscard (exact command is : /usr/bin/python setup.py build_ext install ). The error message i got is given below. In the last line it is written that gcc failed. So I checked for gcc version by using "gcc-v". This gave the version number as GCC4.2.3. When I type only gcc on the terminal than there is an error message saying that no file gcc exist.
ERROR MESSAGE :
:~/Documents/HBOT/pyscard-1.6.7$ /usr/bin/python setup.py build_ext install
building 'smartcard.scard._scard' extension
swigging smartcard/scard/scard.i to smartcard/scard/scard_wrap.c
swig -python -outdir smartcard/scard -DPCSCLITE -o smartcard/scard/scard_wrap.c smartcard/scard/scard.i
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-
GRUB install problems... (post windows install on ubuntu)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 20, 2009
sorry if this is in the wrong forum...
Hey guys. Fairly new user to Ubuntu though I've used it a few times over the years to save my data from Windows crashes.
Have been using latest Ubuntu build (8.10) exclusively for 3 weeks. Till I just reinstalled Windows XP...
Lost GRUB, so I can't boot into Ubuntu. I'm posting this off my Live! CD (Ubuntu 8.10). Followed the first two sets of instructions at:
But couldn't get either to work. I've included the terminal outputs below. Any help would be sooo appreciated. Thanks.
using the 1st method given:
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
grub> root (hd0,7)
grub> setup (hd0)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 16 sectors are embedded.
[SOLVED] Before Install: Slackware over Ubuntu (Grub to LILO), Dual w/Vista: LILO question
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 1, 2010
Guys, much because of the help from you all on here, I am basically ready to install! Please keep in mind I am a complete Linux Newbie (green!)
I have: Dell 1545 160GB HD, 2.16Ghz, 3GB RAM system, currently with Ubuntu(9.10) installed along with Vista via GRUB.
Planning to simply put Slackware into the Ubuntu partition (thereby deleting Ubuntu) and install LILO during Slack install.
Q: Will this delete GRUB and simply allow me to select Slack/Vista from LILO? (which would be ideal I suppose). The Slackware HOW-TO said that "Installing LILO can be dangerous. If you make a mistake it's possible to
make your hard drive unbootable. If you're new to Linux, it might be a
good idea to skip LILO installation and use the bootdisk to start your
system at first"
Should I worry about this?
ubuntu 13.04 install failed "not possible to install bootloader at the specific"
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 4, 2013
I've got ubuntu 13.04 on a usb stick. I have a 60 Gig hard drive in my computer that is completely blank.
I want to install ubuntu on this drive.
When I boot from the usb thumb drive I can start ubuntu 13.04.
When I go to install the operating system it gets all the way to installing the "bootloader"
Then I get the following message
"Not possible to install bootloader at the specified location"
then there are 2 radio buttons
"continue without bootloader"
"cancel the installation"
I tried installing the bootloader to another drive but no luck.
I really want the bootloader on my 60 Gig drive and want to use the F8 key at boot to select this drive and boot directly from it.
I don't want a "dual boot" system installed on my C: drive where windows 7 pro is installed.
I checked the drive in the program mini tool partition wizard:
Here's what it says about the drive:
49.5 Gig, primary active partition, format Ext4
.bin file install failed on Ubuntu 10.04LTS but worked on Ubuntu 11.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 10, 2012
Ok so this worked on Ubuntu 11.10, but now that I've downgraded to 10.04LTS I can't seem to get it to work. I also thought perhaps I was missing Java but I used the Software center to install it and I still get same error.
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