System rebuilding; problems with grub and installer
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've got my system rebuilt on new hardware, as mentioned before. *I'm
> still trying to do things with it, but there are some glitches.
> 1) I installed a large number of times while getting familiar with
> what would work and what would not. *The very curious thing is that
> yesterday this became impossible. *The installer does not see my drive
> as being partitoned, while fdisk sees it as having partitions 3
> through 14. *Having all that stuff placed, I am unwilling to let the
> installer attempt to repartition the drive and erase all my work.
> 2) As far as I can recall, I have *never* during this process been
> able to boot a logical partition. *But that is where I want linux to
> be. *As it is, I have 11.04 on partitions 3 (fully populated) and 7
> (restored from a backup of a fresh install from when I could still do
> those), and I'm stuck with running the one on 3. *update-grub finds
> partition 7, and it's listed as an option in the boot menu, but when I
> choose it I wind up with a longer delay, but what winds up running is
> the system from partition 3.
> Has anyone out there seen either of these phenomena before?
Solved. *Apparently, I was not careful enough in tweaking partition
boundaries with fdisk(1). *When I deleted the extended partition and
rejiggered with gparted, both problems went away.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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