Ubuntu 10.10 EasyBCD Intel fakeraid problems

#1
I am having a problem getting Ubuntu 10.10's Grub 2 to work with EasyBCD using an Intel Motherboard Fakeraid. I start by installing 7 then install ubuntu which works fine. I then boot back into Windows 7 through grub and use easybcd to write the Windows 7 bootlaoder to the mbr and add the Grub 2 entry to the boot list. Upon rebooting and selecting linux all I see is a text screen that says "grub4dos" "Minimal bash-like..." and then it just sits there waiting for input.

I tried the whole process using only a single hard drive and it worked 100% fine. How do I get this to work using an intel fakeraid? When ubuntu gives the option for the boot loader's location what should I be selecting?
 
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Mak 2.0

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#2
Where did you install GRUB to? Did you install it to the boot drive or to the same drive that you have Ubuntu installed to?

I dont know much about the fakeraid. But i just went through the process of adding Ubuntu to my BCD just last week and it went flawless for me. I am in Ubuntu right now.
 
#3
Where did you install GRUB to? Did you install it to the boot drive or to the same drive that you have Ubuntu installed to?

I dont know much about the fakeraid. But i just went through the process of adding Ubuntu to my BCD just last week and it went flawless for me. I am in Ubuntu right now.
I have tried installing Grub to the Windows partition, the ext4 partition, and letting it default to whatever it had and none of them worked. If I let it do the default without the intel fakeraid onto a single hard drive it works 100%. I just need to figure out how to get this to work in raid now.
 
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Here is my bootinfoscript if it helps anyone. Bump for answers!

I put it in a PHP box for easier reading :smile:.

Also Windows XP is on the grub menu though it does not work I was just too lazy to remove it :smile:.

PHP:
                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in 
    partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.
 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of 
    /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe and looks on the same drive in 
    partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda3: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda4: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  
    Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot.ini /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files/dirs:   /Windows/System32/winload.exe /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe3: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows XP
    Boot files/dirs:   

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  

isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.10
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2             206,848 2,765,780,991 2,765,574,144   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3       2,765,780,992 2,807,724,031    41,943,040   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4       2,807,724,542 2,930,288,127   122,563,586   5 Extended
Invalid MBR Signature found
/dev/sda5     ? 2,807,724,542 2,807,724,541                   Unknown
/dev/sda6     ? 2,807,724,542 2,807,724,541                   Unknown

/dev/sda2 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
/dev/sda3 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
/dev/sda4 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
/dev/sda5 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
the logical partition /dev/sda5 is not contained in the extended partition /dev/sda4
/dev/sda6 ends after the last sector of /dev/sda
the logical partition /dev/sda6 is not contained in the extended partition /dev/sda4

Drive: isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe: 1500.3 GB, 1500308045824 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182402 cylinders, total 2930289152 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1   *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe2            206,848 2,765,780,991 2,765,574,144   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe3      2,765,780,992 2,807,724,031    41,943,040   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4      2,807,724,542 2,930,288,127   122,563,586   5 Extended
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe5      2,807,724,544 2,824,417,279    16,692,736  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6      2,824,417,792 2,930,288,127   105,870,336  83 Linux


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1 3AB81597B81552AD                       ntfs       System Reserved               
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe2 B486227786223A6E                       ntfs                                     
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe3 D4CC4C0CCC4BE778                       ntfs                                     
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe5 29decfc6-ba73-417a-b616-f1b97b855077   swap                                     
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6 a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e   ext4                                     
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe: PTTYPE="dos" 
/dev/sda                                                isw_raid_member                               
/dev/sdb                                                isw_raid_member                               
error: /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda2: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda3: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda4: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda5: No such file or directory
error: /dev/sda6: No such file or directory

=============================== "ls -R /dev/mapper/" output: ===============================
/dev/mapper:
control
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe2
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe3
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe5
isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6 /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)


================== isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1/boot.ini: ==================

; This boot.ini was automatically generated by NeoSmart Technologies' BootGrabber.exe 
; Use EasyBCD from http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 to manage your bootloader 
 
[boot loader] 
timeout=15 
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS 
[operating systems] 
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Windows XP on D:\" /fastdetect 

============= isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: =============

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
  insmod vbe
  insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=640x480
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e ro   quiet splash
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
    echo    'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e ro single 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a2e8a6fb-cc85-4a93-aef0-a0f665d1685e
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe1)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3ab81597b81552ad
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows NT/2000/XP (on /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe2)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b486227786223a6e
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

================== isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6/etc/fstab: ==================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe5 none            swap    sw              0       0

====== isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ======


1454.8GB: boot/grub/core.img
1461.2GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
1446.7GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
1454.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
1446.7GB: initrd.img
1454.8GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader  on sda1


Unknown BootLoader  on sda2


Unknown BootLoader  on sda3


Unknown BootLoader  on sda4


Unknown BootLoader  on sda5


Unknown BootLoader  on sda6


Unknown BootLoader  on isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4



=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

hexdump: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda2: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda2: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda3: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda3: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda4: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda4: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda5: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda5: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda6: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sda6: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/mapper/isw_bgeadggheg_WD750GBx2Stripe4: No such file or directory
 
#6
I just wanted to add that I never got this working. I ended up just using all primary partitions for each os (7 XP Ubuntu) and grub2 because grub2 wasn't working when Ubuntu was on an extended partition on the 2 raid0 drives. Also I had to hide each windows drive from the other while installing each os or ortherwise grub2 would throw an error when trying to boot the last installed ntfs os.
 

Mak 2.0

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Staff member
#7
Sorry for the lack of response. But the truth is i have no idea about fakeraid and i really couldnt be of much help since you wanted to use that for booting. I could have assisted you if that wasnt the case.