Ubuntu 9.04 Installation
robfleet at ix.netcom.com
Sat Sep 5 22:17:25 UTC 2009
On Sat, 2009-09-05 at 17:46 -0400, Steve Reilly wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> > Ok...here's a brain teaser.
> > I have tried twice now to install Ubuntu 9.04 to a Win XP box with the
> > following results.
> > Installation Attempt #1
> > The install appears to proceed normally to an external 500 Gig drive
> > (brand new) with Grub installed to HD0. Previous installations like
> > this (to an older external drive) with Grub installed to HD0) worked
> > fine. However, upon reboot after the Ubuntu installation, the system
> > halts on Grub error 15. Fortunately, we had burned a Super Grub CD a
> > little over a year ago and that allowed me to boot to XP but not to
> > Ubuntu on the external drive. Thinking it may be something unique to my
> > machine (an IBM/Lenovo), we called them since we have have on-site
> > coverage. The technician came and installed a new motherboard (don't
> > know how he determined that was a problem but so be it.) We rebuilt the
> > machine with the factory disks that came with it and I ran XP only for
> > about a week before attempting to install Ubuntu.
> > Installation Attempt # 1
> > Again, the installation appears to be proceeding normally to the
> > external 500 Gig drive with Grub installed to HD0. Once again, after
> > installation completes and the machine is rebooted the following is
> > observed:
> > GRUB Loading Stage 1.5
> > GRUB Loading, please wait
> > Error 2
> > My only alternative is to was to reboot using the Super Grub CD to run
> > XP. Would anyone have any ideas what may be going wrong here. BTW the
> > Ubuntu CD I am using came from Linux Format magazine so it was not
> > downloaded or burned by me and I have no reason to suspect it is faulty.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Rob
> ive never tried to install on an external disk, only thumbdrives, but
> can your bios support it? is it set to boot from usb, and not the
> internal drive?
> Steve Reilly
No, it is not set to boot from USB. That's why Grub is on the internal
drive HD0. I have had this same configuration many times before. :(
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