Linux Installation Do Not Boot

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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

EXAMPLE 1

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

TODO

OPTION 3: Run fsck on your system

TODO

OPTION 4: Check LBA ON or OFF in the bios

TODO

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.


OPTION 7: Fix the faulty menu.lst

TODO