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Old 05-11-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question Loading Grub 1.5 Please Wait...... Grub Failed Error 18


Loading Grub 1.5 Please Wait...... Grub Failed Error 18
i need help installing ubuntu i get it installed but when rebooting i get this error message Loading Grub 1.5 Please Wait...... Grub Failed Error 18
is it possible that im allowing ubuntu to much space (149 gb)
also ive saw all this talk about bios and have no clue what it is or how to do it can some help me
 
Old 05-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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"Grub Error 18 : Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block
address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area. This generally
happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for
(E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB in general).
Is your hard drive an IDE drive or a SATA or SCSI drive?

If it's IDE, then you may need to edit the BIOS to set the drive to LBA (Logical Block Addressing) to be ably to use all of the drive.

Go the the website for your motherboard and download the instruction manual if you don't have it already. It will contain instruction on how to access the BIOS and make the necessary edit and save it.

Getting to the BIOS happens just after you turn the power on. It's usually something like pressing the delete key during POST (power on self test).
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat

I'm totally new to Linux and just tried installing Ubuntu on an older Dell machine for my brother in law and have gotten the exact same error. I have read that you can fix the problem by creating a 32mb partition but I'm clueless on how you do that. Does anyone have some instructions on how to go about this?
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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First kergelz please start your own thread, this way we can address your problem without interfering with this thread which will probably have a different solution. When you start your thread include the information bigrigdriver ask for.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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Is your hard drive an IDE drive or a SATA or SCSI drive?

If it's IDE, then you may need to edit the BIOS to set the drive to LBA (Logical Block Addressing) to be ably to use all of the drive.

Go the the website for your motherboard and download the instruction manual if you don't have it already. It will contain instruction on how to access the BIOS and make the necessary edit and save it.

Getting to the BIOS happens just after you turn the power on. It's usually something like pressing the delete key during POST (power on self test).
im got in the bios bu theres no place to change the drive to lba
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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Smile Working!!!!!!!!1111

ive got it working now i was allowing too much space for my ubuntu install i was using 149g which is supposed to be too much for ubuntu to run on my dell dimension 8100 series really old comp to help anyone else having the same problem i only gave it 10g of the 149g the bios couldnt handle a harddrive that big
 
  


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