Error : 12 Invalid device requested

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by theumang, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. theumang

    theumang New Member

    Hi All!

    Leopard worked fine when that was the only operating system on the computer..
    after I installed the Ubuntu, leopard was not being recognized by the grub.

    I have edited the grub (source - http://www.howtoforge.com/working_with_the_grub_menu) and managed to change the background too, however when I choose Leopard to boot from, it comes up with the error - Error 12 : Invalid device requested.

    This is the sudo fdisk -l result..

    [email protected]:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for umang:

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00074fb8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 2188 17575078+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 2189 26511 195374497+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 * 2189 26511 195374466 af Unknown

    How do I go about fixing this error ?

    Thanks
    Umang

    PS: do not have / want windows on my computer.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. theumang

    theumang New Member

    Thank you for the Update, i'll check that page..

    I have put the menu.lst dump

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 10

    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    hiddenmenu

    # Pretty colours
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/home/umang/Desktop/splashimage.xpm

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=a0cb0534-5418-4cc5-9f0a-a61c75233d1d ro

    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,0)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##
    title HaRdY HeR0N
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=a0cb0534-5418-4cc5-9f0a-a61c75233d1d ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    quiet

    title LeOpArD
    root (hd0,1)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    title HarDy HeRoN in ReCovErY MoD3
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=a0cb0534-5418-4cc5-9f0a-a61c75233d1d ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    please make the changes that will work and upload the same, i will try and use that..
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Open the GRUB shell:
    Code:
    grub
    Then run
    Code:
    root (hd0,0)
     
  5. theumang

    theumang New Member

    RE: Error:12 Invalid Invalid device requested

    Hi Falko!

    will try that, however the Ubuntu is booting fine, its the leopard partition that come up with the error when choosen - Error:12 Invalid Invalid device requested.

    Thanks
    Umang
     
  6. theumang

    theumang New Member

    I did that..

    it gives me another error message..
    Error 21: Selected disk does not exist

    is it directing to a leopard OS install issue ?
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    As Leopard is on hd0,1, can you try
    Code:
    root (hd0,1)
    ?
     
  8. theumang

    theumang New Member

    it gives me the same error message..
    Error 21: Selected disk does not exist

    Doh.. I don't want to give up, I can just run the native OS on my mac, but Ubuntu is eye candy with the wand effect an cube thingy..

    i want to dual boot..
     
  9. theumang

    theumang New Member

    I reinstalled Leopard.... same error..
    I am sorry to say, I have almost lost patience..
    I don't know when i'll erase the Ubuntu partition from the Leopard disk..
    Am pullyn out my hair on attempting this now..
     
  10. theumang

    theumang New Member

    I erased Leopard and changed the format to Fat32 from extended journaled..
    has no one tried a dualboot between Leopard and Ubuntu ?
    should having the grub dualboot leopard and ubuntu not be simple ?
    c'mon, Both are Unix based OSs..
    Duh-huh.. i'll wait for 2 more days or Leopard all the way..
     
  11. thecaoticone

    thecaoticone New Member

  12. theumang

    theumang New Member

    Thank you thecaoticone..

    I shall try this.. am fraid on running the bootcamp partition assistant.. i'll need to have 10.5.3 to do so and there are a few apps that are not supported above 10.5.2(which is what I have on the Leopard disk)

    and also i'll need to erase ubuntu 1st start from the scratch

    Bootcamp thingy is a utility, can't use until leopard is on the prowl..
     
  13. thecaoticone

    thecaoticone New Member

  14. theumang

    theumang New Member

    Thanks for the Quick response (again)...

    I shall try this one, will certainly keep ya posted.
     

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