Old box, new install, Grub fails error 18

carbonrodney ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Thu Jun 2 02:30:06 UTC 2005

Ahoy There,

I had the "Error 18" message, immediately after GRUB began to load. I
then changed my harddisk mode from LBA to various other things:

AUTO:         Error 18.

NORMAL:    Error 18.  ](*,) 

LARGE:       Absolutely nothing. (hangs where I would normal get Error
18 though...) 

As I understand it, Error 18 has something to do with reading memory
space that, although exists, is unknown to GRUB. I am dualbooting
Win2000 and Ubuntu.

The partition for Ubuntu had only 1.2Gb, and the install CD claimed to
require only 350Mb for minimum install but 1.8Gb for everything.

Please help, it's a shared computer and people are angry at me for
installing Linux. :-| 



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