Author Topic: Error message on start up.  (Read 989 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Error message on start up.
« on: August 07, 2013, 08:40:48 am »
Hi

Can anyone help please?

I have just turned my computer on and have a black screen witht the following message on it:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright  (C) 1997--2000   Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-Ethernet Controller v1.09 (080602)
PXE-E61: Medis test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

The computer was working all ok yesterday it is an aspire one running peppermint three software.

Many Thanks

Roy

Offline Degsy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • I am getting there, but it is very slow going!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 09:14:47 am »
Have a look at this link , may be helpful for you.
Hope this gives you some ideas.

Http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml
Degsy

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 09:37:54 am »
Hi Degsy

I have done that and it now comes up with a black sceen to say:

Enviroment block too small press any key to continue.........

Cheers

Roy

Offline Degsy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
  • Karma: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • I am getting there, but it is very slow going!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 10:01:59 am »
Sorry, beyond me, but don't worry the gurus on here will help sort you out. I don't think that there is a problem that Mark and the rest can't sort.
Good luck,

Degsy

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 10:59:58 am »
I wouldn't hold your breath for a fix on this one .. sounds to me like your SSD is finally failing.

But there are some things we can try, and at this point I could still be wrong.

Have you still got a Peppermint 3 LiveUSB stick ?

Do you know how to get to the GRUB boot menu (by holding Shift emmediately after turning on your PC) ?



I'm putting this link here for my future reference:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1285098
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 11:05:34 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 08:25:00 pm »
Hi Mark

I still have everything that you advised me to get when I first set it up yes. I am a beginner but am willing to give anything a try.

How is the best way to do it?

Thanks for your response.

Cheers

Roy

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 10:14:15 pm »
Boot to the Peppermint 3 LiveUSB

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)

run:
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -l
and post the output back here.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 10:44:29 pm »
[sudo] password for roy:

Disk /dev/sda: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders, total 15761088 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000e555c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    14737407     7367680   83  Linux
/dev/sda2        14739454    15759359      509953    5  Extended
/dev/sda5        14739456    15759359      509952   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 15.7 GB, 15716057088 bytes
61 heads, 61 sectors/track, 8249 cylinders, total 30695424 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        8064    30695423    15343680    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 32.1 GB, 32090619904 bytes
4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 979328 cylinders, total 62676992 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 10:47:59 pm »
Whats the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo df -h
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 10:50:42 pm »
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       7.1G  3.5G  3.3G  52% /
udev            235M  4.0K  235M   1% /dev
tmpfs            97M  836K   96M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            242M  208K  242M   1% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0     30G  1.8G   29G   7% /media/DVR
/dev/sdb1        15G  5.1G  9.6G  35% /media/PENDRIVE

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 11:20:25 pm »
OK, REBOOT to the LiveUSB (this reboot is important), and when rebooted do NOTHING other than open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these commands in sequence:
Code: [Select]
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
then
Code: [Select]
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
Code: [Select]
sudo chroot /mnt
then
Code: [Select]
grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
then
Code: [Select]
update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D to exit the chroot environment

then:
Code: [Select]
sudo shutdown -P now

When the system shuts down .. remove the LiveUSB, and then see if the system will boot normally.

Let me know one way or the other, as if this doesn't work there's something else we can try.

--
« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 11:39:02 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 11:25:36 pm »
Mark

When i switch on and hold shift with the usb in with the original usb install you gave me instructions to download there are 4 options:

peppermint, with linux 3.2.0-23generic
peppermint, with linux 3.2.0-23generic (recovery mode)
memory test (memtest86+)
memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)

Which 1 should i use please



Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 11:35:32 pm »
NON .. reboot to the LiveUSB stick .. then follow the instructions above.

Unless you've already done the instructions above .. in which case, just accept the default (top one).

[EDIT]

Oh, I see, you're having problems booting the LiveUSB :)

Don't hold shift .. when you turn on the Aspire One, as soon as you see the "Acer Empowering People" screen, hit F12

Then use the arrow keys to select the USB stick as the boot device, and hit enter.

--
« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 11:42:29 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12477
  • Karma: 306
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 11:43:21 pm »
See the EDIT in my last response.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline roy999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Error message on start up.
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 02:55:24 pm »
Mark

Yet again what can I say?!!! Fantastic job it is all working sweet as a nut again. Brilliant.

Is there a programme like CC Cleaner like on my hompe PC to keep it all clean and speedy.

Cheers all

Thanks again

Roy

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal