I had the same problem even with 9.04 and in my case i found a tricky solution. I have a motherboard with a fakeRAID soution based on an
intel ICH10 but i prefer to use the software RAID that come to linux. The problem is that the dm_raid45 module necesary to use fakeRAID that i
"don't" activate during installation is really activate and in some manner blocks the linux software raid. The solution in my case was easy when
i got to find the problem
- Boot from other media (i used the ubuntu alternative install cd)
- Mount the root, the boot and proc partitions
- chroot to the installed ubuntu
- apt-get remove dmraid
In the process it re-make the initrd boot image without the tools and modules of the dmraid and after rebooting it boots perfectly.
Hope it helps you.
| Hi @ll,
| I hope this is the correct platform to discuss my problem, otherwise please point me in the right direction.
| I installed Ubuntu 9.10 (being new to Ubuntu, but not to Linux in general). After finishing the installation (from an USB pen drive), the
| installer told me to reboot. But the system hangs on boot with merely a blinking cursor on the screen, no loader messages (I chose grub2 as
| boot loader), nothing.
| Since the mainboard does not feature IDE ports and my SATA hdds seem not to be willing to boot, I am only able to use USB pendrive for
| diagnostic purposes, for instance the Super Grub Disk. However, I did not succeed to find any useful information to my problem.
| Could somebody give me a hint what I can do to either solve the problem or at least diagnose it in more depth?
| Some facts:
| During Ubunut installation, I configured a software RAID:
| My 3 HDDs are partitioned having a 4 GB and a 1,5 TB partition each.
| Two of the 3 4 GB partitions are used a RAID1 system disk (root filesystem), the 3rd as a Swap Area.
| The remaining three 1,5 TB partitions will then be used as RAID5 but this is a second issue.
| Once again:
| hda1 ... 4 GB added to RAID device #0 (RAID1)
| hda2 ... 1,6 TB added to RAID device #1 (RAID5)
| hdb1 ... 4 GB added to RAID device #0 (RAID1)
| hdb2 ... 1,6 TB added to RAID device #1 (RAID5)
| hdc1 ... 4 GB added to RAID device #0 (RAID1)
| hdc2 ... 1,6 TB added to RAID device #1 (RAID5)
| RAID device #0 ... ext4, mounted at /
| RAID device #1 ... ext4, mounted at /data
| The BIOS boot sequence is: only from HDD (I disabled booting from removable media or CD-ROM).
| Thanx a lot in advance,
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