[SOLVED] install Ubuntu on a Hp computer with a crashed hard drive with windows OS
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install Ubuntu on a Hp computer with a crashed hard drive with windows OS
Need serious help here. C: is 0'ed and i can only boot to MSDOs with floppy msdos bootup on A:. I want to install ubuntu 10.10 and completely erase HDD but the ubuntu disc won't bootup even when bios is set for cd only. I have bought new rope to hang myself so any help is good.
This is older HP pavillion that I have retired but HDD scans out good so I thought i would run Ubuntu only and maybe put MS out of business but not having any luck with install. When booting from HDD error is system 32hal dll is missing or corrupt but HDD C: is 0 anyway. I just want to install so I can play with Ubuntu. Thanx Also I don't see this problem on the forums I've looked at
Markus, Figured since HDD was posting error system file missing that I could reformat to 0 and Ubuntu would then boot but?
I have seperate dvd and cd installs i just tried to boot the cd from dvd but not happening. Might help if I knew commands but?
At first try the other drive as a bootdevice, if this doesn't work, look at the screen directly after the system starts if there is any message about start- or bootoptions. On some systems it is necessary to hit ESC or another key in order to select the bootdevice while startup.
disabled all but cd startup and Ubuntu is in the cd player and i have received message DISK BOOT FAILURE insert system disk and press enter. I took the MSDOS bootup out of the floppy and disabled floppy