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I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) to a VPS server I'm renting and get this critical error when booting:

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

This prevents the rest of the boot process to continue.

When "Googling", I found no answers besides "re-install". I already tried that 3 times, and am still experiencing the same problem.

  • Unless you're also getting an error message along with that information, I don't see what the question is. – sepp2k Jan 16 '11 at 3:23
  • Sorry, edited the post now. It's late here ;) – Gabriel A. Zorrilla Jan 16 '11 at 3:39
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    That's really the whole error? That's not really a problem; ext2 is a common filesystem choice, and partition type 0x83 is just "Linux native", which is correct as well – Michael Mrozek Jan 16 '11 at 3:41
  • In addition... what virtualization product, and if you don't know that, what hosting? – xenoterracide Jan 16 '11 at 3:49
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This is not an error, this is a standard output from GRUB. (Although in your case it could be a coincidence...)

Are you sure your grub.cfg / menu.lst is configured correctly? My GRUB normally outputs this line after the root (hd0,X) command...

I can't tell much more without some extra details of what software you're running, full output, and at what part of the boot process this occurs :)

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