Install Problem

Matthew S-H mathbymath at aol.com
Sun Oct 30 22:23:21 UTC 2005


I am having a problem booting Ubuntu (Hoary) after installation off  
of an official CD.

If anyone could help me with this, I would GREATLY appreciate it.

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I get the following error during the reboot after installing in  
"expert" mode:

---------------START---------------
/var: Corruption found in superblock.  (r_blocks_count = 683130).
/var:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2  
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2  
filesystem (and not sway or ufs or something else), then the  
superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an  
alternate superblock:
     e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

/var/log: Corruption found in superblock.  (r_blocks_count = 97960).
/var/log:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2  
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2  
filesystem (and not sway or ufs or something else), then the  
superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an  
alternate superblock:
     e2fsck -b 32768 <device>
     ...fail!
  * fsck failed.  Please repair manually.
  * CONTROL-D will exit from this shell and continue system startup.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):
----------------END----------------
At this point, "Control-D" does nothing, and typing my password and  
then enter does nothing.  It just hangs here forever.
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I have 2 questions:
1)    What can I do to get it to boot properly? (I don't mind  
reformatting, as I reformatted during the install anyway)
2)    Why is it not booting properly? (so I can learn)
3)    What is a multiseat system?
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For a little background info, let me explain what I did during the  
install process (in case it might help):

These are the options I used:

Start PCI Card Services:    No

Then, I got a message saying:
The unavailable modules, and the devices that need them are: ide-mod  
(Linux IDE driver), ide-probe-mod (Linux IDE probe driver), ide- 
detect (Linux IDE detection), ide-floppy (Linux IDE floppy).

Installer Components:
     baseconfig-ubeb; ipv6-modules-2.6.10-5-386-di
     load-installer; nfs-modules-2.6.10-5-386-di
     openssh-client-udeb; ppp-modules-2.6.10-5-386-di; rescue-mode
Hostname:               BBUB

I did NOT "Configure a multiseat system".  I'm not sure if this is  
the problem, but I don't know what this is, so I don't want to test it.

Kernel:    linux-386
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Some system information:

Dell Dimension 4300
Intel P4 1.7GHz
40GB Maxtor Hard Drive (/dev/hda)
120GB Western Digital Hard Drive (/dev/hdb)
256MB RAM
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Also, here is a layout of my partitions (partitioned using the  
Partitioner on the CD, and each drive besides "MAC BACKUP" was  
reformatted and mounted.


/dev/hda:
Size  Format  Mount Point/Description
10GB  ntfs(1) Windows XP Sys Drive
  2GB  ---     UNALLOCATED
  2GB  swap    ---
  2GB  ---     UNALLOCATED
22GB  ntfs(4) Windows XP Media Drive

/dev/hdb:
Minor %reserved SIZE Block Size FMT  MOUNT POINT          FLAGS
        for root
  4    75       296MB 4M        ext2  /boot                          
nodev;nosuid;ro
  5    15        3.7G ST        ext3  /
  6    90         2GB 1M        ext3  /root                          
nodev
       --         2GB --        ---   UNALLOCATED
  7    15         2GB 1M        ext3  /tmp                   
noatime;nodev;       noexec
  8    35         2GB ST        ext3  /var                           
nodev;       noexec
  9    40         1GB 1M        ext3  /var/log                       
nodev;       noexec
10    10         4GB 1K        ext3  /usr                          nodev
11     5         3GB ST        ext3  /usr/local                    nodev
       --        10GB --        ---   UNALLOCATED
12     5        10GB ST        ext3  /home
13     2         5GB 4M        ext3  /home/matt/.LimeWire           
nodev;nosuid;noexec
14    --        60GB --        ext3  MAC BACKUP             
noatime;             noexec
       --        12GB --        ---   UNALLOCATED
15    25         2GB ST        ext3  /opt
       --         1GB --        ---   UNALLOCATED
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