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Hi Everyone, I upgraded my Ubuntu server (old PC, AMD processor, 1ghz, 385MB Ram) with an extra hard drive. I don't have any other operating systems on the box. After ...
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    After Intalling Additional HD, Ubuntu Server Does Not Boot


    Hi Everyone,

    I upgraded my Ubuntu server (old PC, AMD processor, 1ghz, 385MB Ram) with an extra hard drive. I don't have any other operating systems on the box. After formatting and mounting the 2 new drive partitions, I rebooted the system but it didn't reboot. After the splash screen it showed a blinking cursor and nothing more. I inserted the ISO disk and chose "boot from first hard disk" option and it booted just fine and everything seemed normal. I started with 6.06 but upgraded to 6.10 thinking that would do the trick but I still have the same problem. I've looked around for Grub and MBR issues, and tried grub-install and a couple of other suggestions, but no luck. Seems like it ought to be simple fix but I can't find where the problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Joe

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    i think master/slave conbinattion has been changed after plugging in new Harddisk. did you try to boot up on un-plugging new disk? does it boot?







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    Hi Casper,

    Thanks for your reply. The new drive is a Seagate which I intended to be the slave. According to the manual, removing the jumper should have put that new drive into slave mode. Of course, I might need to make an adjustment to the bios. I'll give that a try, but please let me know if you think of any other issues.

    Joe

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    That was it!

    Hi Casper,

    It was the bios. Thanks for the tip. It's been so long since I worked on a PC-type box (I've been a Mac user for years) that I forgot about telling the bios where to boot. Works just fine, now.

    Joe

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