Ubuntu Not Working (After Several Failed Fixes)
The above paragraphs signify where I was at before I made the forum entry, "[ubuntu] Still Not Working!" on the Ubuntu forums.
It all came about when I enrolled in a Computer Science degree at De Monfort University and quickly realised I needed to have a Linux OS installed on my laptop. This would be my first time on Linux. So, I had to dual boot alongside Windows 7, which came with the laptop. Bearing in mind, this is in September and I hadn't the knowledge of what it would be like (how gruelling grub would be.)
So, it comes to December and I've installed a few components such as jEdit, Wireshark, Netkit, Ettercap and others. And the boot starts to increasingly get worse and worse in that I was having to turn on and off the laptop at least a couple of times to achieve a full boot into Ubuntu (Windows never having a problem of booting.) One day it just decides to not boot at all, with the generic blank black screen with the typing prompt. Me, being the inquisitive noob attempts "ls" to which there is no response. With it being Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I decided to scratch the whole of the two partitions for it ("/" and "swap") and install 12.10 with the same partitions. This time, it takes a mere day for the boot to **** up again and Boot Repair cannot do anything about it.
Yesterday, I posted:
As stated in the entry, these are my specs:
I resized the largest Windows partition by 1GB and then realised it should really be right at the beginning of the Ubuntu partition so shrunk that.
The following URL was what I got when I attempted to install the "/boot" partition as detailed in the link that was given:
And this is the URL that was given when "Recommended Repair" was done due to the fact that Ubuntu had disappeared from the grub menu:
It still will not start.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: IdeaPad Z580
BIOS: Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.2
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8056MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
And its partitions:
/dev/sda1 DA3A6E723A6E4C17 ntfs
/dev/sda2 BA766B4C766B0889 ntfs Windows7_OS
/dev/sda4 ACE8A71BE8A6E336 ntfs LENOVO_PART
/dev/sda5 bdc5c63a-09b0-4b26-b0c8-ed2b3db32318 ext4
/dev/sda7 de3ce885-384f-40ea-a255-108192fdb7f2 ext4