bootloader doesnt install

Asked by juergenl on 2010-11-07

dual boot (should be)
windows 7
sony vpc z12ze
the notebook have 4x64 GB SSD. they are split in 2 time raid 0
windows on volume0
boot 100 mb
c 35 gb
d 90 gb

linux should be and is installed in volume1
/dev/mapper/isw_bicfifbgib_volume1x for /
/dev/mapper/isw_bicfifbgib_volume1x for /boot
/dev/mapper/isw_bicfifbgib_volume1x for home
and than a swap

i have massive problems to get ubuntu booted. just nothing happens

i install ubuntu with a bootable cd (also if i boot in the trial mode and start the install from there). followed the wizard. manual partitions like in the top described. installation went fine. reboot - windows starts - NO BOOTLOADER doesnt matter how i install it
in the wizard can be configured where the bootloader should write - doesnt matter if i install it in the first partition from windows, or volume0 or volume1 or what ever. no installation to a sd card JUST NOTHING
i am really angry and i want to get it to run. the once linux which run (with my new notebook i tested almost every linux deviante) is opensuse. but i dont like opensuse and the notebook just drive 100% - always.

i like ubuntu and my mouse "magic mouse" from apple runs with all features perfect.
what could be the solution.
i am thinking to consult the support - pay 100 dollar and they fix it for me - i try to solve it and spend already estimated 20 hours for it. my time is to expensive to waste is that way. but that is another story
waiting for answer
best regards

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2010-11-08
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2010-11-08
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

no ssd raid install in my case but on ssd independent drive - 10.10 grub does not like this kind of drive; see something similar on

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+question/130612

in my case - lucky me - there was 10.04 installed and I could use the older grub ver to get 10.10 to work. maybe same will help you too.

juergenl (tablette) said : #2

i am not sure is the problem grub2. opensuse works brilliant. which use, so far i remember, grub2 in the latest versions.
to be honest, i think the problem is the drivers
with the install of opensuse i have 2 option
1 is mdraid
2 i cant remember

if i choose option 1 it doesnt work but the second option works like a charm
sorry i cant remember the options anymore

juergenl (tablette) said : #3

i installed the 10.04 and ubuntu have written a boot manager. but now the system will not start either. just a black screen and the keyboard is dead as well. i guess the 10.04 cant handle my hardware

juergenl (tablette) said : #4

i installed the 10.04 and ubuntu have written a boot manager. but now the system will not start either. just a black screen and the keyboard is dead as well. i guess the 10.04 cant handle my hardware

peter b (b1pete) said : #5

probably you'll get 10.04 to work if you renounce to 2nd raid - have the 2 ssd's configured (currently as raid ?) as independent drives - then install it on one of them.

re raids - from what I understand they are config as raid0 not mirror; the only thing gained in this config is speed which in ssd's case is v fast already just as standalone drives; any reason to stick to this config for the 2nd raid ?

you may also try sync-ing/maintain the raid with the utilities that created it prior to 10.04 install. it is v v important that win is in perfect working order raid included PRIOR to ubuntu install; if that is not the case the chances of having a successful ubuntu install are v slim or rather nil.

another thing, just disconnect all usb connected devices when install performed; you may also try using the alternate CD and partition manually the independent ssd using a v basic setup ie just / and swap and ALWAYS install grub to /dev/sda.

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