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new install will not start...
« on: September 30, 2007, 07:28:06 am »
Hi all...
Just performed a new install from the DVD onto a spare machine.
However, after the install finishes, i get the KUBUNTU splash screen for about 3 minutes ( does nothing and progress bar does not move ).
After this, i get a black screen with this message :

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs)


I have now tried this on 2 different machines with same results.

Any ideas ?

thank you

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Re: new install will not start...
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 09:21:23 am »
Hi all...
Just performed a new install from the DVD onto a spare machine.
However, after the install finishes, i get the KUBUNTU splash screen for about 3 minutes ( does nothing and progress bar does not move ).
After this, i get a black screen with this message :

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs)


I have now tried this on 2 different machines with same results.

Any ideas ?

thank you

Take a look at this thread on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=292533

On some hardware the Grub menu does not get created correctly and the boot partition cannot be found.
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Re: new install will not start...
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007, 04:54:19 pm »
My problem was with the Intel dg965wh motherboard. It (and I assume some other motherboards) insists that the boot partition be flagged as "bootable."

I have 1 IDE and 4 SATA drives. It (and/or grub) "sees" the IDE drive as sde and the boot partition as /dev/sde1.

I started in recovery mode, ran "fdisk /dev/sde," entered "a" (toggle a bootable flag), "1" (partition number), and  "w" (write table to disk).

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Re: new install will not start...
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 05:15:04 pm »
My problem was with the Intel dg965wh motherboard. It (and I assume some other motherboards) insists that the boot partition be flagged as "bootable."

I have 1 IDE and 4 SATA drives. It (and/or grub) "sees" the IDE drive as sde and the boot partition as /dev/sde1.

I started in recovery mode, ran "fdisk /dev/sde," entered "a" (toggle a bootable flag), "1" (partition number), and  "w" (write table to disk).

ok... I did not realise you were using a i965 board. We've had exactly the same situation here :-)
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Re: new install will not start...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 05:27:56 am »
thanks for the replies guys...
i got it working by using a different HDD. The HDD was the only common piece of hardware i had used on the 2 systems so it made sense see if it caused the problem...   as it turned out, i was right.

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