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Old 02-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Grub problems after format


Installed Ubuntu...... Did not like 10.04..... So I formatted the partition in order to install Ubuntu 10.10....... Now when I try to install Ubuntu it says it cannot install the boot loader ..... I've had this happen on 2 totally different computers.... Thanks in advance for helping!
 
Old 02-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Please read - http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

As far as your somewhat of a question, what is the actual error that you are getting?
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Ubuntu has it's own partition program so you don't necessarily have to prepartition.
If it's only Os just when it comes to installation select erase and use whole disk.
If dual boot select side by side. Ubuntu can resize partitions if there's an existing os.
 
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Ubuntu has it's own partition program so you don't necessarily have to prepartition.
If it's only Os just when it comes to installation select erase and use whole disk.
If dual boot select side by side. Ubuntu can resize partitions if there's an existing os.
+1 To that. I was going to say that next but EDDY1 beat me to it.
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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Thank you corp769.
I was trying to beat you to it.
It almost seems you have your answers preprogrammed.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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Umm so why am I getting the grub can't install error....... Is there an alternative to grub?
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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post output of fdisk -l
It's probably the way you've setup your partitions.
 
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Thank you corp769.
I was trying to beat you to it.
It almost seems you have your answers preprogrammed.
I'm just that good
And for the record, you are taking ericTRA's place; me and him normally battle it out.

As far as beating me to it, I wasn't going to say exactly what you said, but it was damn close. And let me get one or two in before you, ok? Thanks
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #9
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Umm so why am I getting the grub can't install error....... Is there an alternative to grub?
Yes there is, LILO. http://lilo.alioth.debian.org/

But let's try to fix grub for you. EDDY1 already posted, so we will take it from there.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:20 PM   #10
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Is it dual boot?
How many OS?
What type of machine?
If installing 10.04, why not go with 10.10 so you don't have to upgrade?
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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I'm just that good
And for the record, you are taking ericTRA's place; me and him normally battle it out.

As far as beating me to it, I wasn't going to say exactly what you said, but it was damn close. And let me get one or two in before you, ok? Thanks
You got me beat hands down.
No lo contendre!
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:30 PM   #12
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You got me beat hands down.
No lo contendre!
So I take it I win? Go me.... woo hoo! Ok ok, I'm done.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #13
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Like my comment from previous post, the information you provide is always good.

I'm taking notes though!

Last edited by EDDY1; 02-20-2011 at 08:36 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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Like my comment from previous post, the information you provide is always good.

I'm taking notes though!
So a senior member is taking notes from a (somewhat lower) member? Wow, thanks man . I completely taught myself about computers, programming, networking, electronics, list goes on... Been doing it ever since I was 5 years old, and I will be turning 25 in june... Some experience, huh?
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #15
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But on that note, let's stop thread jacking the poor OP's thread. If anything, send me a private message and/or e-mail, or vice versa.
 
  


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