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This person already had Debian Linux installed on their local hard drive and was attempting to do an install of Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. After several Error 17 failures, the error changed to Error 18 - and this is the error it shows now. Below please find hdd geo and error messages - [email protected]:/home/ubuntu# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote on 2006-04-09: #11 Changing to Confirmed. this contact form

Found that I could boot to the cd if running live from the cd. In order to do this, follow this page or see if any of the other answers on this question can get you into Ubuntu. Thanks dave b. (d+b) wrote on 2009-02-24: #47 Hal Lamborn Yeah i was about to comment that yesterday when installed debian lenny again i noticed it automatically selects the ide drive, Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Not the answer you're looking for? once all hd and sd entries are fixed, select the top line and enter the boot option (I can't remember if it's [Enter] or "b" but the explanation is down there sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda sudo update-grub share|improve this answer edited Jan 2 '14 at 23:05 minerz029 12.9k84480 answered May 26 '12 at 2:53 virpara 4,97072444 when I use the When must I use #!/bin/bash and when #!/bin/sh?

I only bought this new HD after unsuccessfully trying to recover the existing one. Please check the link in post 4 and follow the instructions for downloading and using the bootinfo script (will be needed here by the looks) and post its output here between Harry Worley (worley) wrote on 2008-02-25: #30 I installed 7.10 on sdc, which is my third internal IDE disk, and committed the entire disk for Ubuntu to use. Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 17 Thread: Grub Error 21 Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode

If you see the recovery partition, open up a terminal and type fdisk -l to see if that detects the recovery partition. Then in the booted system run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc" to change the settings for what drives grub should be installed to (don't select any partitions, only whole drives).Third (hard) option: Basically thebalrog (miniature-multiverse) wrote on 2008-04-18: #32 I was getting the same error, I installed ubuntu on my first hard drive (sda1, in grub hd0), and windows on my second hard drive http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howtorecover-your-username-and-passwordfix-grub-21-error-in-ubuntu.html Update all.

I suggest trying that command with 1-6 instead of just 1 or 0. Wish me luck! Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website « Security Update:Linux kernel vulnerabilities Howto Install Elements for Compiz Fusion » Sponsored Link Categories Backup Free Books General Monitoring Networking However, this time both could boot.

Re: Grub Error 21 Probably the best tool for troubleshooting grub errors/boot problems is to run the boot_info_script. http://linuxers.mm.ilug-bom.org.narkive.com/lh60o9Pi/grub-error-21-in-ubuntu-10-04 So far, none of the google results have helped. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed But try 0 too. –user85203 Aug 24 '12 at 1:06 Re: "I'm not exactly sure what I did.

Entering rescue mode... weblink Does e-sata have the same problem? There is a sector corruption in the hard disk onto which the information required by grub has been stored. Download the 12.04 cd, boot it up, open the disk utility and check the SMART status of the drive for errors.

If I disconnect the added disk, the system boots normally. The time now is 02:00 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of Well, well, well.......... http://fileupster.com/grub-error/grub-error-23-ubuntu.html save and quite.

I am not dual booting and not running Windows, only ubuntu. You're also using 10.04 and the "stage1" command is no longer of use in grub2. Anyway, i'm not some computer expert, but posting here with hope that developers will no forget to focus on this bug ;), becouse i would really like to use ubuntu.

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I mean, this error 21 bug thread will grow and grow with no apparent solution till maybe grub2 appears. I have an Abit KT7-RAID (BIOS v6.00PG) with an integrated HPT370 RAID (BIOS v1.11.0402) controller. From the terminal here, here is some information. Home Disclaimer Contact Grub Error 21 after full install to USB hard drive Help!

Apr 19, 2011 I've tried everything to solve this, been browsing the forums for the last 2 days and no solution has worked.So I got a new netbook (Samsung n150 dated Reboot and remove the bootable CD. Thanks Add tags Tag help Joshua Bergland (josh-mrj412) wrote on 2004-10-14: #1 I would like to add that I recieved the exact same error when I tried to use Ubuntu on http://fileupster.com/grub-error/grub-error-15-ubuntu-12-04.html I tried reboot, but still get the dreaded error 21.

The controller I noted I saw the problem on was the controller's fault. Too bad I don't have a HPT controller in my current system to verify it. SATA2 was then went to my cd/dvd drive, > SATA3 - SATA 10 > were all "off" and said "no device > found" or something. Examples: set prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub set prefix=(hd1,1)/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc Load modules: insmod linux insmod loopback insmod iso9660 insmod fat # If ISO is located on fat16 or fat32 formatted partition.

Daani on May 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm said: I've tried using this recovery system and I get stuck on setting a new password. Chris Daygan (sheerzeal) wrote on 2009-03-28: #51 Download full text (3.2 KiB) I had this problem last night, and found this thread, and eventually, via some comments on this thread and