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BACTRATE 06-07-2008 10:29 AM

Third hard drive prevents grub from installing
I dual booted ubuntu with 2 drives(win on the first) with no problems.
Then i reinstalled winxp and added a third drive.Ubuntu installs via the
option "help me boot from cd rom" but when I reboot, grub does not appear
to be installed .The grub to load from cd rom is still there so on boot up it still looks for the cd rom which has been removed.Ubuntu is installed but not grub.
The installer does not give the option of where to install grub so I assume it is being installed on the wrong drive.

Greatful for any help.

Larry Webb 06-07-2008 10:58 AM

You can install grub anywhere but before we can help we need some information on you hds. Boot your live cd and in terminal type 'fdisk -ls' as root without the quote marks and post the results.

BACTRATE 06-07-2008 01:01 PM

Thanks but how do I become root
Thanks Larry but how do I become root from the live cd
I dont apear to have a root password.



Larry Webb 06-07-2008 02:25 PM

I am not familiar with ubuntu but I believe you use 'sudo' before your first command such as

'sudo fdisk -ls' in terminal then hit enter without the quote marks.

BACTRATE 06-09-2008 06:52 AM

Delayed reply
Sorry Larry I cant even boot form the live cd any more just end up getting
a screen with "initramfs".
I changed my bios to boot from cd but now get this.I might start a
new thread.



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