Linux Installation Do Not Boot
UBUNTU 8.04 GRUB INSTALLATION ERROR NOTE
Can anyone confirm that this bug has been solved in final release: Grub installation fails in Ubuntu 8.04 workaround
The install seems to go fine - I've done both guided and manual. After finishing the install - I cannot boot the IDE/Ubuntu drive - even when it is the primary master (and the WinXP ide is removed). I can boot the Ubuntu CD and look at the partitions and see they are correctly formated as ext3, swap, etc.
OPTION 1: Reinstall with manual partitioning
If you do not have Windows one manual partitioning that should work is the following one:
- /boot - 300mb - ext3 - primary - beginning
- / - 20gb - ext3 - primary - beginning
- /home - 20gb - ext3 - primary - beginning
- /swap - 5gb - swap - logical - beginning
OPTION 2: Recreate your partition table
OPTION 3: Run fsck on your system
OPTION 4: Check LBA ON or OFF in the bios
OPTION 5: Check if the hard disk can be seen by the bios
OPTION 6: SGD restores GRUB to the first hard disk
Sometimes the menu.lst file is generated ok but whatever the reason, grub is installed in the wrong MBR.
You can use Fix Boot of Linux to install the boot part of GRUB to the correct hard disk' mbr.