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I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad become reliant on a brand new HP N36L Microserver (AMD Athlon Core Duo, 8GB Ram), 2x2TB WD20EARX HDDs and one Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120 GB,Internal SSD to act as the main booting drive.

Unsurprisingly, I got it all wrong. My Ubuntu installed and runs only from the USB drive I had previously used to install from. And my server can be seen on my home network, but could not be accessed despite the repeated attempts. Most probably I might need to install again? Where did I go wrong in all this?

I get the server going through bios then stops with error:

error: no such device: 00eaf4-933e-4895-ae66-2f4a44c92fc. grub rescrue>

The boot-repair info file is included.


New boot-repair info and log after installing GRUB on /sda and running boot-repair.

Please help (this really sounds like an SOS out of a stricken ship in a perfect storm).


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Wait. You literally installed Ubuntu on USB? Or use the Live version? – Melon Mar 3 '13 at 18:10
@user68186: Tried Bootrepair... no deal. – Grand Maitre Mar 3 '13 at 18:20
@Melon: Yep... I used the Ubuntu 10.04.4_NetInstall_64 to make a bootable USB. I guess that's the mistake? – Grand Maitre Mar 3 '13 at 18:22
Could you explain a bit more, by editing the question, what you did and what exactly happens when you boot from the USB. – user68186 Mar 3 '13 at 18:25
@user68186: thanks for coming back. I get the server going through bios then stops with error: "error: no such device: 00eaf4-933e-4895-ae66-2f4a44c92fc. grub rescrue>" – Grand Maitre Mar 3 '13 at 18:58

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