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

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 23:08:41 UTC 2011


On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 16:35 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
> -- 
> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
> Linux user# 44256 
> 
> 

or if there is a hidden recovery partition.  Had trouble with that in
the past





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