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Old 03-19-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Error Installing Ubuntu to a Dell Inspirion 3452


Anyone having issues loading Ubuntu to a Dell 3452 laptop. It's a Celeron with 2gb RAM and 15GB hdd. 1st time to Linux. Want to reuse old laptop laying around doing nothing. Very sick of Windows (esp. Win 10).

Error I got: Error 15: (http//grub4dos.chenall.net/e/15

Going to check the forum for possible fixes. Thanks everyone! Glad to finally taking the plunge (or Red Pill).
 
Old 03-19-2017, 09:04 PM   #2
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I've been lucky enough not to see that error, but this thread from the Ubuntu forums may help: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1746838
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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Perhaps you'd better explain - in detail - what you are trying to install.
Why grub4dos ?. That error message is from grub legacy (the old non-maintained grub), not the current grub. Help for that is getting harder to remember.
 
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:44 AM   #4
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I faintly recall that error. Something along the lines of grub in the MBR, but the partition where it was located no longer exists. Implied re-install grub, implied booted into the distro where it is "now" located. If you have a live distro you can chroot to the install and grub-install again. Otherwise a re-install should fix it. If you have multiple disks you might need to install grub to all the MBRs as that may have been previously done by a previous install. Or unplug the disks you're not using and maybe it'll work as expected.
 
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:12 AM   #5
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Error 15 is an error code in Grub Legacy; File not Found which is usually referring to the kernel or initrd file. Grub4Dos still basically uses terminology from Grub Legacy. Mount the partition from another Linux system if you have any installed or from a Live DVD/flash drive and see if the files are where they should be.

Is this the only OS on the Computer?
As asked above, why Grub4Dos? Grub2, which comes with Ubuntu is a much better bootloader.
Also, you make reference to windows 10. Do you or did you have windows 10 on this machine and if so, was it an EFI install?
You will probably need to post more information such as partition and boot files. Maybe download and run the bootinfoscript and post the output here. Or you can go to the site below and download boot repair and burn it to a CD and boot with it. If you select the option to CreateBootInfo Summary, it will give you a link you can post here which provides detailed information on your system.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

Last edited by yancek; 03-20-2017 at 07:20 AM.
 
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:47 PM   #6
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"http//grub4dos.chenall.net/e/15"

I was guessing the OP made a usb install by some grub4dos method???

Anyway, till we hear more I'll say hello and welcome to LQ.
 
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