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Thread: Ubuntu 8.10 GRUB Install Issue
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Ubuntu 8.10 GRUB Install Issue
Any ideas how to fix this?
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
Post some info on hardware specs on your desktop. Do you remember the exact error message? What else (if anything) do you have on the desktop? number of partitions or other operating systems?
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- Idaho USA
Go into the bios setup and be sure that any virus detection is turned off. You bios may not have the function but if does and is on the OS can not write to the MBR. Can not say where in bios it might be or the exact wording.
The drive partition table is as follows:
sd1 -> 3% fat32
sd2 = Windows XP -> 31% ntfs
sd3 linux swap -> 0%
sd5 = Linux -> 65% ext3
The exact error message was something along the lines of " /some/directory/grubinstall cannot succesfully modify grub. This is fatal error"
Ill try and it again and post the exact message later.
1.5gb of RAM
160GB Hard Drive
RAM was updated before usage of the computer as it wasnt being used so i salvaged it as a linux machine. RAM configuration is 512mb + 1gb. If you want any other information, ask.