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*nix Thread, Ubuntu Server Booting Woes in Technical; @Los0jos No, on install the last task was to install the grub bootloader which I answered yes to. If it ...
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    No, on install the last task was to install the grub bootloader which I answered yes to. If it is of any help, I have a /boot/grub folder.

    Cheers

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    type "grub-install -v" in a terminal (without quotes) and tell me what output you get back please (it should tell you which version of grub is installed, if any)

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    grub-install (GRUB) 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3

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    Ok well that's a good sign, you at least have grub installed (Grub2 actually) so we can work from there. First thing to do is check that the boot partition is marked as bootable. Go in to "System > Administration > Partition Editor". The first partition (mount point "/") is your boot partition, and should have "boot" as a flag. If not, right click it, select "Choose Flags" and tick boot, then restart the machine and see if it boots now. If it's already marked as bootable, the next step will be to try reinstalling grub2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Go in to "System > Administration > Partition Editor".
    I dont seem to have Partition Editor.

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    Do you have anything that suggests you could edit partition with it? if not, run the following commands (one by one) from a terminal to install GParted:

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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    PS: sorry if some of the things I'm saying come across as condescending, I don't mean to I just don't know what level of knowledge you have with Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    Ive installed Ubuntu Server 11.4
    I've probably missed something obvious but is there any particular reason why you're using 11.4? Maybe you'd have more success with 10.10 or 10.04?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyfoot View Post
    I've probably missed something obvious but is there any particular reason why you're using 11.4? Maybe you'd have more success with 10.10 or 10.04?
    Good point, I missed that! If this server is going to be used in any professional capacity I'd highly recommend using the latest LTS build (10.04), Ubuntu is buggy at the best of times and 11.04 is months away from being a 'stable' release

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    Guys

    I've just got home after massive town power outage so early bath!!! Left school with all UPS's singing loudly. If its OK I'll resume this thread Monday morning, so off now for snifter

    Paul

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    Hi Chaps

    Installed 10.04 as suggested, still wont boot!!!! Anyway, FreeNAS will suffice for what we need to do so at this stage I'm binning the Ubuntu idea.

    Many thanks for all your help.

    Regards
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    Hi Chaps

    Installed 10.04 as suggested, still wont boot!!!! Anyway, FreeNAS will suffice for what we need to do so at this stage I'm binning the Ubuntu idea.

    Many thanks for all your help.

    Regards
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    That's a shame, if you ever try the Ubuntu route again, try enabling LBA support on your MoBo. Also, I'd give Debian a go, it's more stable than Ubuntu.

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    have you tried running grub-install from the command line ?



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