I use Linux at work and am pretty happy setting up and installing to new machines in several configurations, however I have to admit, this time I'm stumped!
I have a nice new PC with an SSD Raid in place. It currently has windows 7 installed, and I was able to successfully install ubuntu (12.04) from a live usb. When I reached the end I had the error
executing grub-install failed
I finished the install without installing GRUB expecting to be able to do this seperately after, I did some googling and came across the following advice:
Create a temp folder, and link to the linux partition. Run the following command "sudo grub-install --root-directory=/home/ubuntu/Temp /dev/mapper/[PARTITION HERE]"
in my case:
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/home/ubuntu/Temp /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd5
I get the following error:
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem. Auto-detection of a filesystem of /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd5 failed. Try with --recheck. If the problem persists please report this together with the output of "/usr/sbin /grub-probe --device-map="/home/ubuntu/Temp/boot/grub/device.map" --target=fs -v /home/ubuntu/Temp/boot/grub" to <email@example.com>
So I've run with --recheck and get the exact same error.
I'm not entire sure where to go from here, I've some more googling, but not getting any positive result.
The output of fdisk -l:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS /exFAT /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd2 206848 184526847 92160000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd3 184527102 464843519 140158209 5 Extended Partition 3 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd5 184527104 431427327 123450112 83 Linux /dev/mapper/pdc_ifegdfjd6 431427584 464843519 16707968 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Can anyone point me in the correct direction?