New installation failing to take over from old installation

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Wed Jan 2 22:56:51 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> I am trying to install a new Lubuntu 12.10 onto a machine here.  It's a
> pretty standard sort of desktop machine with nVidia chipset, intel dual
> core processor and two 320Gb SATA disk drives.
> The installation seems to work with no problems, I tell it to use the
> whole of the 'first' SATA disk for the installation and to install grub
> on the MBR.
> The result though is that the *old* grub (version 1.99) menu appears
> offering me the old version of linux (I think it's an 11.10) and, at the
> bottom of the boot list the new version.  If I try and boot the new
> version it tells me it can't find the kernel and fails to boot.
> How can I do a completely clean install, that's what I want to do?

Do you select to replace the existing installation, during install?

Ioannis Vranos

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