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Old 04-02-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
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Reformatted Beasta box now Can't install grub


I just bought a new laptop yesterday and it came with "Beasta" premium preinstalled. Now I'm trying to get Kubuntu feisty running on it and the installation stops with a fatal error saying that it can't install grub. Does anyone now how I can work this out and get the OS running?

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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Hey Yoda, I should really ignore you for even *admitting* you are trying Bill's latest piece of malware. However, I'm a forgiving soul...hehehehe

Have a look at

http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_b...nstalled_first

There is an issue with the bootloader...this may help, but you may have to resort to a reload of windows, so I hope you have the discs....



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Old 04-02-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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No, no ....wait

I said that I just bought the laptop b/c I really needed one and I am still new to *nix. I love Linux however for work I still need windows to run some high-end graphics and 3D software. Trust me if I could just ditch "Beasta", dude...in a heartbeat.
Umm..this article uh they can actually install GRUB. I can't. It throws a fatal error when I try to install it.

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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"The source code for GRUB, and the ext3 filesystem are available for ms to inspect / learn how to co-exist with. The same does not apply to vista / ntfs. You'd have to ask ms why unpaid volunteers can reverse engineer ms trash, but ms can't read freely available source code to achieve the same end."

Damn
 
Old 04-02-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Hey Yoda.
This is what I would do:
You have already Vista premium installed so you have a product key for it. I would investigate getting a DVD copy of Vista Premium from "a friend", and then wipe your hard-drive including the rescue partition that will be installed there. Then reinstall Vista from the CD (after partitioning your hard-drive) and then install Ubuntu. This should work, and as far as I am aware is perfectly legal because you have a OEM key for Vista (don't quote me on that). If it doesn't work (i.e Vista won't install) then I'm sure you must have an old copy of XP to hand . Vista sucks ass anyway, eats CPU and doesn't look half as good as Feisty with Beryl running.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks

Will do. I thought about that but I already installed some proggys that I need. I guess this is my only option now. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 12:20 AM   #7
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Grub problems still

I wiped the hard drive, partitioned and attempted an install. I still get the same friggin error! Grub is being stubborn. "Beasta" is gone but it still won't go. Does anybody know what's going on?
 
Old 04-05-2007, 03:16 AM   #8
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a couple of links on
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phbc50/howto...reinstall_grub
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows
i hope they are of assistance.
and here is a link to the super grub disk also helpfull

http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzo...bDiskPage.html

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Old 04-05-2007, 07:54 AM   #9
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Hi,
I would guess that grub is being installed on the MBR..If so
does you bios settings allow the MBR to be overwritten?
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