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PlaneCharlie 12-01-2007 10:53 PM

fatal error - grub cant be written to hd0
I am trying to install ubuntu on my wifes computer. I plan a dual boot system with 2 sata drives. Windows is installed on the first drive. I plan to install linux on the second. The grub installer tries to write to the mbr on hd0, which doesn't exist. I can change the default location in advanced settings, but I don't know where he mbr lives (sd0, sd1, ...) Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank You

syg00 12-01-2007 11:14 PM

Oh, hd0 exists all right. Grub doesn't know, or care, about the difference between P-ATA and S-ATA drives. The first one is hd0, the next hd1 ...

Find out why the write is failing; BIOS virus protection maybe, or ...

You can install to the (root) partition and chain-load from Windoze - works best from Vista.

PlaneCharlie 12-02-2007 12:04 AM

I just rechecked the bios, I don't see any antivirus or boot sector protection. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
Thank You

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