Learn how to quickly resolve Grub Error 29 Disk Write error? Is the hard drive cable plugged in securely at both ends? (The motherboard end and the hard drive end?) Ubuntu user since 2004 (Warty Warthog) Adv Reply September 28th, 2008 Adv Reply Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation Installation & Upgrades Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums but I think I know how to fix it ... - I installed XP [no partition]. - I installed UBUNTU next ... get redirected here
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Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... Many thanks for all the help folks ... This article provides advice that tells you the best way to successfully treat your Microsoft Windows Grub Error 29 Disk Write error messages both by hand and / or automatically. https://smyl.es/error-29-disk-write-error-unable-to-boot-using-grub-2/
Hello all, I decided to install Ubuntu on my computer, and did the following in this very order (list ends with problem). 1. Burned to CD 3. Here is an interpretation of the grub4dos error codes (they may not be 100% correct but may help). 1 : Filename must be either an absolute filename or blocklist This Downloaded 8.04 LTS .iso 2.
When restarted and reached the boot menu again, selected "Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)" 11. You may be better off without them. In this case, you should mount the partition with the `-o notail' option. 32 : Must be authenticated This error is returned if you try to run a locked entry. The Grub Error 29 Disk Write error message is the Hexadecimal data format of the error message generated.
I did all of your steps (thank you so much, by the way!) up until I booted from my external hard drive, and it was successful. However, this is not the favored solution I'm looking for. When I pressed enter, I was given a screen with this message: "Error 29: Disk write error Press any key to continue..." I guess my question is simply: What happened? Please help ...
Ubuntu user since 2004 (Warty Warthog) Adv Reply September 28th, 2008 #10 2BSS View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date Sep 2008 Beans 9 Tango Icons © Tango Desktop Project. Anyhow, tomorrow I'll format my c-drive again ... and back at the screen where the choice is first given ...
Code: pcbsd# grub-install /dev/ad0
GNU GRUBversion 0.97(640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
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http://imagextension.com/grub-error/grub-error-25-disk-read-error.php alternative=true ## alternative=false # alternative=true ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options ## e.g. I'm fast losing patience with this thing (not with ye all ... Another way to boot your external hard disk will be from GRUB in your CD drive or floppy disk drive, How to make your own personalized GRUB Floppy Disk. - or,
e.g. Thank you tc (t-tigger) said on 2008-09-21: #8 Thanks WWSmith36, that solved my question. Bios ran, got to a boot menu, chose to boot "Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic" (other options were "Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)", "Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+", and of course, "Windows Vista/Longhorn useful reference groot=(hd0,0) # groot=(hd0,1) ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options ## e.g.
Ran CD in Windows, chose "demo and install" option 4. When I went to try out what Pumalite suggested, I was struck with a new problem in that I could not reach the GRUB menu because instead of saying "GRUB Loading Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode September 27th, 2008 #1 2BSS View Profile View Forum Posts Private
hit enter ... Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage. Save the file and then reboot. This is the current value: Code: pcbsd# sysctl kern.geom.debugflags
kern.geom.debugflags: 0 UPDATE 2008/07/09: the problem is solved ! :-) There is the solution: 1) If the command Code: pcbsd# sysctl
Like: "bootsector not found (korrupt)" This Linux-System is a Mandriva derivate: PC Linux OS 2008. Yes, both my internal and external hard drives are plugged in securely. but can't apply the solution because I don't understand it. this page failed Error 29: Disk write error Any clue ?
They aren't often important anyway. Sam Cater said on 2007-06-30: then error 29 thing is easy. Is the hard drive spinning up okay? (Put your ear close to it and listen while your computer is starting up, or use a stethoscope if one is available). Thanks for the reply, but now I have a new problem.
Code: quit Code: exit Now you don't need the internal hard disk's MBR to boot your external hard disk anymore. Now the MBR is writable. 2) Perform the GRUB installation into the MBR with: Code: pcbsd# grub-install
Please copy and paste result here. The bug was that GRUB wasn't > mounting the disks read-write. > > Alternatively, maybe you want to make a GRUB boot disk, and then try > installing from that? > Code: sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sdb1 Where: sdb1 is your Ubuntu partition. Here is the result of the commands : grub> root (hd0,0) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 grub> kernel /vmlinuz-2.
Is there any possibility it could be some kind of a hardware problem? Got my very first copy of Ubuntu last night [never used UNIX before] ... (backed up all my stuff) and installed. For E2B, most payload files and most ext2 files need to be contiguous.Run WinContig or Defraggler to make all files on the drive contiguous. . Is your power supply producing 12v smoothly? (Check 'PC Health Status' in your BIOS).
Do you really want to continue (y/n)? Anyhow, I searched this forum for similar problems ... Another thing it could be is, when you select the external hard disk from your BIOS, it might be making the external hard disk into your number one hard disk, (changing Minor versions can be omitted. ## e.g.
If that doesn't work or if you have a hard time or if you have a problem understanding anything, please post right back here and I'll see what I can do No.
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