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Old 03-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #16
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I had Error 18 on Grub.
Changing the HD from Single to CS mode did the trick for me.
My configuration : PIII 750, DD 40GB, Ubuntu 7.10.
Old 11-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #17
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I've been reading some of the answers to the same problems I'm having.
Grub loading, please wait...
Error 18

I tried a few different suggestions that seamed logical to me.
But it didn't work.

I originally installed UBUNTU on a primary HD with a secondary HD that had Windows XP installed on that.

It booted up but,
I couldn't do anything with it...

It said that I couldn't copy over to any folders cause I had no rights to do that.

So I took off the secondary HD and I can't stop getting these problems.
To me this program sucks.
I'm going to look elsewhere.
Good luck to you all...
Old 03-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #18
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Instead of placing grub into the MBR (which is the default for Debian 5 Lenny, and has been suggested above as a work-around to the error 18 message) I had to create a small (200 MB) /boot partition at the beginning of the disk and place grub into the partition's boot sector - in my case into (hd0). Interestingly, the motherboard was brand new - a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H, and yet grub couldn't handle the 360 GB disk.
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Originally Posted by wicke View Post
I installed Ubuntu 6.10 on my computer, and got the Error 18 message.
The PC I installed it onto:
Intel NX440LX Mobo
Pentium II 266MHz
20GB IDE master with XP Pro
60GB IDE slave with multiple partitions (music, Ubuntu, etc.)

I set a 10GB partition on the 60GB for Ubuntu. It installed fine, but after rebooting, I got that darned error message. Any help would be appreciated, especially quick responses! I've got a lot of important work on the XP drive.
Dude you didn't REALLY.... never work on a machine you have critical work to do on... That's always a disaster waiting to happen.
Spare box or old beater maybe.. but never on a critical box.
I had a buddy that had a recording set up on his main box and decided to install a distro and boot loader, didn't know what he was doing and blew three days recordings up.... BUMMER!
Or at least if your gonna hack around on a machine remove the good drives first and install on spares to test drive.. I don't care how good a distro you use, first time you do something new always be safe.

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