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  1. #1

    ubuntu wont start after partition secondary disk


    I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (no dual boot) and tried installed secondary 3TB Seagate SATA disk.
    I used GParted to partition the disk into a 2.0TB partition and a 800odd GB partition (remainder)
    and managed to manually mount both /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2
    Then I added entries to fstab for auto mount but ubuntu wont start after reboot unless I physically disconnect the disk which allows me to start Ubuntu with option to skip mounting /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2.

    As soon as I connect the disk and reboot computer freezes, cant get GRUB menu, system settings or boot menu.
    If i revert to original fstab without new partitions and connect disk it makes no difference, still freezes on reboot.

    This is a new disk with no data so happy to format disk and try again but can't get that far

    NOTE: before partitioning I managed to mount successfully with fstab but mounted partition was only about 750GB when capacity shows 3TB so formatted disk and partitioned.

    appretiate any advice

    fstab looks like this atm

    # /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
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=b8a0bf10-011a-43b0-b5d4-3300f75d79b6 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=63a1fa2c-a6df-4c88-b85a-96ecdffe528f none swap sw 0 0
    # auto mount /dev/sdb1 -> 3T internal disk -> 2TB partition
    /dev/sdb1 /mnt/T3 vfat rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
    # auto mount /dev/sdb2 -> 3T internal disk -> 800GB partition
    /dev/sdb2 /mnt/T4 vfat rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

  2. #2
    Hi tracer,

    As per your update, when you simply connect secondary drive, computer reboot freezes, cant get GRUB menu, system settings or boot menu.It seems there is a bug with BIOS, that is not supporting large disk, may be it support a fix sized disk. You can use USB- SATA disk adapter if you have.


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