[Resolved] LM8 just stopped working

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[Resolved] LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Fri May 07, 2010 3:11 pm

The LM8 Main install was working fine, but when I tried to boot it today, it couldn't get very far into the boot procedure.
It gets to the LM logo on the black screen, then times out.

I have checked the hard drive and it seems to be fine (I can boot from an old LM6 install on the same drive), so I presume the problem is partition-related.

I tried to repair grub, but it reported the grub command wasn't available.
Hmmm... now what?
Last edited by ddalley on Thu May 20, 2010 3:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Sat May 08, 2010 12:22 pm

Does anyone have any idea of how to recover this install?
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Wed May 12, 2010 1:35 pm

OK, I tried to repair/replace GRUB2 today (using this and this), but it seems the process needs a device.map file which does not exist in /boot/grub.

At the moment, when the computer reboots, it goes to a GRUB shell. ;^(
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Thu May 13, 2010 3:08 pm

I'm in way over my head and I am getting no responses here.

At the moment, this hard drive still has two LM installs (LM6 and LM8) but no boot partitions and when I try to reinstall GRUB 2, all I get is the "sh: grub" shell. The LM8 install doesn't even show up with a sudo blkid.

If someone who knows what they are doing could help me, I'd really appreciate it.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby beefstu on Thu May 13, 2010 4:02 pm

Hi, have you tried to see if you can boot using the super grub disk? http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

Can you get into LM6 still or is that broken now too?

Can you see your LM8 files from LM6 or from the live CD?
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Thu May 13, 2010 4:10 pm

I made a SuperGRUB disk, but it is older and may not work with GRUB 2 (not sure, I don't know what to do with it).

First, LM8 just stopped working, then, after trying to fix it, the LM6 install wouldn't boot. The files in both partitions are still there, but when I tried to use mintBackup, only 1 in 5 files were actually backed up because of permission or other conflicts. No partition is marked as bootable, right now.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby eclee25 on Thu May 13, 2010 6:10 pm

I believe I had a similar problem to yours, but I fixed it. You can read my post here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=47594&p=274526#p274526

Hope that helps!
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Thu May 13, 2010 7:43 pm

I wish I could see that screen again.

Things have gotten much more serious than with what you had to deal.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Fri May 14, 2010 3:26 am

I just found some GRUB 2 shell commands, but before I try to use them, should I try to recover my LM6 install first?
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby beefstu on Fri May 14, 2010 4:08 am

AKAIK if you boot from the supergrub disk, you should be able to use it too see your disotros and boot them if they are ok. How do you mean recover LM6?
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Fri May 14, 2010 4:19 am

When I tried to recover my LM8 install, I inadvertently took out my LM6 install, too.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby beefstu on Sun May 16, 2010 10:50 am

Could you load a live CD and post the results of the boot info script? http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Sun May 16, 2010 2:21 pm

That is an interesting/useful looking script!
Thanks!

I ran this from a USB stick running an older Ubuntu and I haven't scrutinized the results myself yet.
I will do that after I return home.

Disk /dev/sda: 91201 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

No boot partition is marked.

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 0+ 24 25- 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 25 2456 2432 19535040 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2457 91200 88744 712836180 5 Extended
/dev/sda4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
/dev/sda5 2457+ 2699 243- 1951866 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2700+ 54285 51586- 414364513+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 54286+ 90449 36164- 290487298+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 90450+ 91200 751- 6032376 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Code: Select all
                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                   

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
    partition #2 for /boot/grub.
 => Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks on the same drive
    in partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext2
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:   

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext3
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 6 Felicia
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda3: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext3
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/core.img

sda7: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main
                       Edition
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda8: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext2
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 9.04
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sdb2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdb5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdb6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext2
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:   

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 750.1 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000bd440

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1                  63       401,624       401,562  83 Linux
/dev/sda2             401,625    39,471,704    39,070,080  83 Linux
/dev/sda3          39,471,705 1,465,144,064 1,425,672,360   5 Extended
/dev/sda5          39,471,768    43,375,499     3,903,732  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6          43,375,563   872,104,589   828,729,027  83 Linux
/dev/sda7         872,104,653 1,453,079,249   580,974,597  83 Linux
/dev/sda8       1,453,079,313 1,465,144,064    12,064,752  82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 4126 MB, 4126670848 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 501 cylinders, total 8059904 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0634f27c

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sdb1    *             63     6,249,284     6,249,222  83 Linux
/dev/sdb2           6,249,285     8,048,564     1,799,280   5 Extended
/dev/sdb5           6,249,348     6,442,064       192,717  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb6           6,442,128     8,048,564     1,606,437  83 Linux


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/sda1        ca391d55-20b5-4a44-87f6-07291b66c3fd   ext2       Fedora12 Gnome               
/dev/sda2        2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f   ext3                                     
/dev/sda5        e04a8030-adfa-4b8e-b68f-6dcdfbebb655   swap                                     
/dev/sda6        9069df1f-6c54-43be-b56b-0b52e03c953f   ext3                                     
/dev/sda7        d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c   ext4                                     
/dev/sda8        6a75072d-021e-4dbc-8a89-1026147b89cb   swap                                     
/dev/sdb1        e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c   ext2                                     
/dev/sdb5        2ab8d6cc-6495-43f7-a296-6999d068eded   swap                                     
/dev/sdb6        4b85ee90-0d2a-414a-b820-dc7189dde856   ext2                                     

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/sdb1        /                        ext2       (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdb6        /home                    ext2       (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda6        /media/disk              ext3       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
/dev/sr0         /media/cdrom0            iso9660    (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=donald)


=========================== sda2/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default      2

## Graphical boot menu location
gfxmenu=/boot/gfxmenu/default.message

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

## THIS IS THE BIG LINUX HDD -- DON"T EDIT THIS! ##

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel Last successful boot
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/last-good-boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash  last-good-boot
quiet

title      Linux Mint 6, memtest86+
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

=============================== sda2/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda2
UUID=2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=9069df1f-6c54-43be-b56b-0b52e03c953f /home           ext3    relatime        0       2
# /dev/sda5
UUID=e04a8030-adfa-4b8e-b68f-6dcdfbebb655 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

=================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


  18.4GB: boot/grub/core.img
  18.3GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
  18.4GB: boot/grub/stage2
  18.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
  18.3GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
  18.4GB: initrd.img
  18.3GB: vmlinuz

=================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 232.8GB: boot/grub/core.img

=========================== sda7/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s /boot/grub/grubenv ]; then
  have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
  saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
  save_env saved_entry
  prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
fi
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=640x480
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
  fi
fi
if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/white
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,7)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c
insmod png
if background_image /boot/grub/linuxmint.png ; then
  set color_normal=white/black
  set color_highlight=white/light-gray
else
  set menu_color_normal=white/black
  set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry "Linux Mint 8 Helena, linux 2.6.31-14-generic (/dev/sda7)" {
        recordfail=1
        if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
   set quiet=1
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,7)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c
   linux   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c ro   quiet splash
   initrd   /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 8 Helena, linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)" {
        recordfail=1
        if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,7)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c
   linux   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c ro single
   initrd   /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
   linux16   /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
   linux16   /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (on /dev/sda2)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,2)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f
   linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
   initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda2)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,2)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f
   linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
   initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 6, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda2)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,2)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f
   linux /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=6a75072d-021e-4dbc-8a89-1026147b89cb none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 453.6GB: boot/grub/core.img
 463.9GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
 447.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
 447.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
 447.3GB: initrd.img
 447.1GB: vmlinuz

=========================== sdb1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default      0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
##      indomU=true
##      indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title      Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-17-generic
uuid      e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-17-generic root=UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic
quiet

title      Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-17-generic (recovery mode)
uuid      e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-17-generic root=UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c ro  single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic

title      Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic
uuid      e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-16-generic root=UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic
quiet

title      Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic (recovery mode)
uuid      e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-16-generic root=UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c ro  single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic

title      Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid      e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title      Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title      Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify   (hd0,0)
savedefault
chainloader   +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title      Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify   (hd0,1)
savedefault
chainloader   +1


=============================== sdb1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# / was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=e2f14fb7-495b-48c2-9e57-6c661c156c3c /               ext2    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /home was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=4b85ee90-0d2a-414a-b820-dc7189dde856 /home           ext2    relatime        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
UUID=2ab8d6cc-6495-43f7-a296-6999d068eded none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

=================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


   1.0GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
    .8GB: boot/grub/stage2
   1.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic
   2.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic
    .9GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-16-generic
   1.7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-17-generic
   2.1GB: initrd.img
   1.1GB: initrd.img.old
   1.7GB: vmlinuz
    .9GB: vmlinuz.old
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader  on sdb1

00000000  a4 81 00 00 1f 6c 00 00  71 72 bf 49 49 8e 00 4a  |.....l..qr.II..J|
00000010  71 72 bf 49 00 00 00 00  00 00 01 00 3a 00 00 00  |qr.I........:...|
00000020  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  d8 02 00 00 d9 02 00 00  |................|
00000030  da 02 00 00 db 02 00 00  dc 02 00 00 dd 02 00 00  |................|
00000040  de 02 00 00 df 02 00 00  e0 02 00 00 e1 02 00 00  |................|
00000050  e2 02 00 00 e3 02 00 00  e4 02 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000060  00 00 00 00 65 d9 9f ae  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |....e...........|
00000070  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000080  a4 81 00 00 1f 6c 00 00  71 72 bf 49 49 8e 00 4a  |.....l..qr.II..J|
00000090  71 72 bf 49 00 00 00 00  00 00 01 00 3a 00 00 00  |qr.I........:...|
000000a0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  f5 02 00 00 f6 02 00 00  |................|
000000b0  f7 02 00 00 f8 02 00 00  f9 02 00 00 fa 02 00 00  |................|
000000c0  fb 02 00 00 fc 02 00 00  fd 02 00 00 fe 02 00 00  |................|
000000d0  ff 02 00 00 00 03 00 00  01 03 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000000e0  00 00 00 00 66 d9 9f ae  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |....f...........|
000000f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000100  a4 81 00 00 21 6c 00 00  71 72 bf 49 49 8e 00 4a  |....!l..qr.II..J|
00000110  71 72 bf 49 00 00 00 00  00 00 01 00 3a 00 00 00  |qr.I........:...|
00000120  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  12 03 00 00 13 03 00 00  |................|
00000130  14 03 00 00 15 03 00 00  16 03 00 00 17 03 00 00  |................|
00000140  18 03 00 00 19 03 00 00  1a 03 00 00 1b 03 00 00  |................|
00000150  1c 03 00 00 1d 03 00 00  1e 03 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000160  00 00 00 00 67 d9 9f ae  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |....g...........|
00000170  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000180  a4 81 00 00 74 1d 00 00  71 72 bf 49 49 8e 00 4a  |....t...qr.II..J|
00000190  71 72 bf 49 00 00 00 00  00 00 01 00 10 00 00 00  |qr.I............|
000001a0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  2f 03 00 00 30 03 00 00  |......../...0...|
000001b0  31 03 00 00 32 03 00 00  33 03 00 00 34 03 00 00  |1...2...3...4...|
000001c0  35 03 00 00 36 03 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |5...6...........|
000001d0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001e0  00 00 00 00 68 d9 9f ae  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |....h...........|
000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader  on sdb6

00000000  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  |................|
*
00000200

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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 am

OK, I got GRUB 2 reinstalled, by the looks of things.

I have no idea why it didn't work earlier and I still have no idea why LM8 just stopped working, in the first place.

The update also seems to have found the LM6, so I will test that later, with a reboot.

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sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for donald:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found Debian background: linuxmint.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Linux Mint 6 Felicia - Main Edition (6) on /dev/sda2
done
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby beefstu on Mon May 17, 2010 5:33 am

IF that has worked and you can now boot into Felicia, can you do another boot info script?

There are a few confusing things on there, Do you have Windows Vista installed? At the bottom of your menu.lst from your Ubuntu partition, it seems to say Vista is on sda1 or 2 but thats where Mint 8 is.

I think (assuming Vista doesn't exist) you have Mint 8 and 6 on one hdd and ubuntu 9.04 on another?

The grub.cfg seems to still reference mint 8 but i'd assume that has now disappeared. When you boot, what version of grub do you see? it should say version 0.97 or 1.97 or similar on the screen.
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Re: LM8 just stopped working

Postby ddalley on Tue May 18, 2010 2:54 am

Don't worry too much about what systems were shown before.
You may even shake your head over sda1 now, too (I know I would).

Both LM6 and LM8 seem to be booting OK now, at least so far, and that is the important thing.


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                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                   

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
    partition #7 for /boot/grub.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext2
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:   

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext3
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 6 Felicia
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda3: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext3
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/core.img

sda7: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ext4'

sda8: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 750.1 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000bd440

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1                  63       401,624       401,562  83 Linux
/dev/sda2             401,625    39,471,704    39,070,080  83 Linux
/dev/sda3          39,471,705 1,465,144,064 1,425,672,360   5 Extended
/dev/sda5          39,471,768    43,375,499     3,903,732  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6          43,375,563   872,104,589   828,729,027  83 Linux
/dev/sda7         872,104,653 1,453,079,249   580,974,597  83 Linux
/dev/sda8       1,453,079,313 1,465,144,064    12,064,752  82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/sda1        ca391d55-20b5-4a44-87f6-07291b66c3fd   ext2       Fedora12 Gnome               
/dev/sda2        2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f   ext3                                     
/dev/sda5        e04a8030-adfa-4b8e-b68f-6dcdfbebb655   swap                                     
/dev/sda6        9069df1f-6c54-43be-b56b-0b52e03c953f   ext3                                     
/dev/sda7        d692126d-d69a-49cd-8043-36ccfbe5b25c   ext4                                     
/dev/sda8        6a75072d-021e-4dbc-8a89-1026147b89cb   swap                                     

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/sda2        /                        ext3       (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda6        /home                    ext3       (rw,relatime)


=========================== sda2/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default      2

## Graphical boot menu location
gfxmenu=/boot/gfxmenu/default.message

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

## THIS IS THE BIG LINUX HDD -- DON"T EDIT THIS! ##

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title      Linux Mint 6, kernel Last successful boot
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/last-good-boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash  last-good-boot
quiet

title      Linux Mint 6, memtest86+
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

=============================== sda2/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda2
UUID=2e75831d-b9ba-46a3-97b3-6e29a764526f /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=9069df1f-6c54-43be-b56b-0b52e03c953f /home           ext3    relatime        0       2
# /dev/sda5
UUID=e04a8030-adfa-4b8e-b68f-6dcdfbebb655 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

=================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


  18.4GB: boot/grub/core.img
  18.3GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
  18.4GB: boot/grub/stage2
  18.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
  18.3GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
  18.4GB: initrd.img
  18.3GB: vmlinuz

=================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 232.8GB: boot/grub/core.img
=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically
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