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Old 07-08-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question grub loading error 16 after installing ubuntu 6

Short story: getting grub loading error 16 after installing
ubuntu 6 on PII 400 mhz, 500 meg ram, 15 gig HD
Live cd seems to work fine.

Long story:
Installed ubuntu first time and installation crashed at 98%.
Tried to boot anyway and got grub loading errror 18.
Tried installing again and this time it went all the way to 100% - no crash so I re-booted optimistically and got got grub loading errror 16.

Not much of an advert for LINUX. I've had W2K and winxp
working fine on this machine - microsoft and apple would have gone bust a long time ago if installing was this much bother.
Anyone got any solutions ?
Old 07-08-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ..

If this is your first foray into Linux then I am sorry you are having so much trouble. I can't be sure why the installation does not proceed smoothly for you, but I can tell that the Grub error (16) is this:

16 : Inconsistent filesystem structure
This error is returned by the filesystem code to denote an internal error caused by the sanity checks of the filesystem structure on disk not matching what it expects. This is usually caused by a corrupt filesystem or bugs in the code handling it in GRUB.
This would suggest that either your install did not completely work or the grub files themselves are corrupt. If you are trying to install from the live CD, you may find it easier to use the standard installation CDs. If the live CD works, then it probably is not a hardware issue.

This, of course, is just a starting point to try and figure out the problem.

Hope this helps



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