[xubuntu-users] 12.04: bootloader didn't install?

Jörg Roesinger chromefox at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 14:55:08 UTC 2012

Hi again,

yes I was pointing to the drop down list, because this worked for me.
Once I changed to my SSD (which was located at /dev/sda), it worked
just fine.

Read you later,


On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM, David Murphy <glibdud at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the response. Are you referring the the usual drop-down option in
> the partition setup stage? Because I ran through the install a second
> time to make sure I had set that to the right place, and it still didn't install the bootloader there.
> Dave
> glibdud at yahoo.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jörg Roesinger <chromefox at gmail.com>
> To: David Murphy <glibdud at yahoo.com>; Xubuntu Help and User Discussions <xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Cc:
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 10:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] 12.04: bootloader didn't install?
> Hi,
> I had the same problem. It appears Xubuntu is trying to install grub
> into the mbr of /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda by default. But you can
> change that during the installation process. Annoying tho.
> greetings,
> Jörg
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:36 PM, David Murphy <glibdud at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks. I ran Xubuntu briefly a few years back, and thought I'd check it out again as an alternative to Unity or Gnome Shell. Last night I tried to install (12.04, 64-bit), and though the install appeared to be successful, after rebooting, my old Debian-installed bootloader still came up. I reran the installation to verify that I was telling it to install to the MBR of my SSD, but it still didn't do it. (There is another HDD in the system, and when I tried booting from that I got a Grub rescue prompt, which may or may not have anything to do with Xubuntu.) The CD passed a media check. Before I spend a ton of time troubleshooting, are there any known issues that may have caused this?
>> Thanks,
>> Dave
>> glibdud at yahoo.com
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