[ubuntu-uk] Gronk, gronk, gronk

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Fri Nov 26 09:10:15 GMT 2010

On 26/11/10 09:04, Rowan Berkeley wrote:
> Hi,
> Every time I start my laptop, it goes "gronk... gronk, gronk, gronk...
> gronk, gronk, gronk," and flashes the light on the CD drive a few times.
> I thought this might be because I had set it to attempt to load from CD
> first in the BIOS boot order, when I installed 10.04 from Live CD, so I
> changed it back to load from hard drive first, but it still does it. Is
> the gronking noise coming from the CD drive, or the hard drive? If the
> latter, does this mean that the default installation from the Live CD
> actually deposits the operating system in various different places on
> the hard drive, so that the drive head has to gronk backwards and
> forwards to find it all?
> Rowan
pop the CD drive out, this is normally quite easy, might be a slider or 
single screw under the laptop somewhere to release it. The laptop should 
boot fine without it and that will tell you what is gronking. I suspect 
it is the CD drive seeking, and possibly a hardware problem with the drive.


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