Error installing ubuntu

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Tue Dec 30 01:15:40 UTC 2008

Clifford Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed Ubuntu with the LiveCd.  The installation went well but 
> when I attempted to boot from the hard drive I got the message
> Grub loading, please wait...
> Error 18
> Any help or insight would be helpful.

Error 18 seems to be usually connected with hard drive size or geometry. 
You may need to tell the BIOS to use LBA for the disk you want to boot from.

Be careful if you have other stuff on the machine that you care about 
(like a Windows install!), as changing this could result in a working 
Ubuntu but broken "other" operating system.



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