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Old 06-06-2007, 02:41 AM   #1
lordluther
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Kubuntu will not boot after installation


Hi,
I recently picked up a hard drive from a yard sale and thought it would be a great way to dabble with Kubuntu without endangering my current OS.
I DL'ed the latest distro and burned a cd, then switched to the new drive (power-down, disconnect current drive, connect new drive, power up)and booted from the cd. I followed the install procedure as displayed on the screen, but upon restarting, my computer would not boot up from the hard drive. It would boot from the cd. This drive was not a boot drive prior to installing Linux, although it is a functioning drive. Do I need to install a windows operating system to make it a boot drive, and then install Linux? My experience with Linux distro's is minimal as I have only installed on hard drives which were formerly windows OS boot drives. I have run Suse Linux on this computer previously (from a different hard drive).
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:34 AM   #2
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Did you test the disk before installing Ubuntu?
To make a disk bootable it must be set to master with a jumper on the rear, near the ide and power connector.
Also you might have to change something in your bios settings to make the new disk booting.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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disk as master

Thanks for the suggestion. I believe I did set it as master, but I will check to make sure. It may have been set to cable-select.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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boot problem

I checked my hard drive setup and found the problem. It was set to Master, but the problem was it was connected to a cable-select cable. I moved the jumper to CS, restarted, and it booted right up. Thanks for pointing me in this direction!
 
  


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