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Re: wiped disk - no longer bootable

Zitat von Volker Wysk <post@volker-wysk.de>:

It's crazy. I've done this:

sfdisk -d /dev/sda > /tmp/sda.bak
sfdisk /dev/sda < /tmp/sda.bak

And now the system boots again! (It's a fresh KISS Ubuntu 19.04.)

It's from <a href="https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-copy-mbr/" title="https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-copy-mbr/">https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-copy-mbr/</a> .

The installation of Ubuntu was terribly slow. It hung at the message
"Hole die Datei ... von ..." ("Downloading(?) file ... of ..."). The
counter counted up very slowly. Seems like the Ubuntu servers are
overloaded.

Puzzled,
Volker

Comments

Re: wiped disk - no longer bootable

By oxy via ubuntu-users at 07/09/2019 - 14:38

On Tue, 2019-07-09 at 19:52 +0200, Volker Wysk wrote:
Ubuntu GNOME is everything, but KISS ;).

Most likely a broken drive, second likely a broken controller of the
mobo or another part of the mobo is the culprit.

I wouldn't be surprised, if some GNOME shell install or even some other
Ubuntu flavor wouldn't run on old hardware, but if the installation
already is slow, then most likely fishy hardware is the cause, it's even
not much likely that the PEBCAK.

Shouting! Bootcamp mode! Did you replace the fine battery and
restore/upgarde the BIOS? Assuming you are using several RAM bars, did
remove all, excepted of one RAM bar and after that did replace the RAM
bar by one after another RAM bar? That's way more meaningful then
running Memtest.

"Sustainable future" + "budget" vs "the effort of
maintenance/troubleshooting + "human mortality".