installation problem - grub hangs

Frank Lynch frank.lynch at
Thu Sep 30 18:42:55 UTC 2004

FYI  - a simple upgrade of the machine bios resolved this issue.

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:20:29 -0400, Frank Lynch <frank.lynch at> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I just gave ubuntu a try. Downloaded the iso, burned a CD, poped it in
> and started the installation process. All appeared to be going well,
> it formatted the disk installed the ubuntu base system, then it wanted
> to reboot the system. Upon reboot the system failed to come up. I
> simply get a blank screen with the text "GURB" and a blinking cursor.
> I am not able to input anything.. it appears that the boot loader is
> hosed... Has anyone encountered anything like this before? Any ideas
> as to how I can workaround or fix this?
> Is it possible to use lilo in place of Grub?
> thanks,
> --Frank

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