Trying to Load Ubuntu 11.04 onto HP Laptop. Failed at reboot

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Aug 24 20:35:30 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 20:48 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
> On 24/08/11 17:53, Peter Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Thanks for the assistance so far. Anything else I can try?
> Okay, boot up 11.04 livecd and at terminal, do the following...
> sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
> sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda
> reboot without livecd.
> Peter, Tom and Ric is right to worry about your disk. If the above does 
> not work, suggest you re-install. But before re-installing, ensure your 
> disk is okay first. Since there is no other OS on your disk, use a 
> gparted cd and .....
> o delete all partitions
> o at the device tab, set device to "msdos"
> o create your partitions
>    sda1   ext4
>    sda2   swap
> swap can be about 2 times your ram memory and the balance for sda1. You 
> can of course create more partitions for any further expansions.
> Then only re-install.

I wonder if he checked his bios settings to insure that he can write to
the harddrive boot track? Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
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