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12.04 fail after clean install. error:out of disk grub rescue>

Asked by ben davis on 2012-04-29

Have not been very successful upgrading to 12.04 , so I decided to try a clean install. The clean install proceeds without error. On reboot, it fails with

Error:out of dsk
Grub rescue>

I have searched a lot, and found a lot of causes and solutions, but haven't found one that works yet [hence why the clean install]

Some possible confounding factors. 3tb HD. BIOS is most recent. Gfx card is radeon hd6770. Otherwise is a stock HP p6230y desktop.

Where do I start?

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2012-05-03
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2012-05-03
ben davis (benj-a-d) said : #2

Is there any difference from using live CD. Don't have a running version to make the USB. Only have CD ATM.

ben davis (benj-a-d) said : #3

looking more toward partitioning error. Disk only sees one partition, but warns to use gnu parted. Unable to mount, sayug I have to specify the file system type.

ben davis (benj-a-d) said : #5

Still fighting with it.

I got boot-repait using the live USB, and ran it... but is still fails to grub rescue> on reboot.

The boot-repair link is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/965213/

Any ideas?

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #6

> set root='(hd0,gpt2)'

Try with disabled UEFI and use BIOS only.
http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting

P - Release notes says:
Some EFI systems fail to boot in EFI mode, BIOS mode is advised in these situations. (721576)
Another one there: bug 900245

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