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Old 11-07-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Ubuntu boot issue after install, no dual boot

Hi all,

I have installed Ubuntu on a Fujitsu Siemens PC.
Previous Config Win XP SP2 (German)
I decided to deleted Win XP to free some space and because I did not want it anymore.
After install it did not boot properly i.e. I had to force the boot manually on the hard drive i.e. even after changing the boot sequence
on the bios menu.

Any clues ?
Old 11-07-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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Since you didn't show the output of 'fdisk -l', or the content of grub.conf (menu.lst on some distros), or the content of /etc/fstab (the partitions and their mount points), I can only make a general suggestion.

When you deleted the xp partition to make free space, you changed the sequence of partition numbers. Now grub config points to the wrong partition looking for the root of the filesystem, and a kernel image to boot. Also, /etc/fstab may now point to the wrong partitions and mount points.


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