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Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Im trying to install Ubuntu for the first time, but i keep getting the same error "it was not possible to install the bootloader at the specified location. Can anybody help me please

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Im trying to install Ubuntu for the first time but keep getting the same error
"it was not possible to install the bootloader at the specified location" PLEASE HELP.:confused:

vivek.pandey
February 28th, 2011, 12:07 PM
can you provide a bit extra info like where are you installing it? dual boot? live cd? etc

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Its a new install, i just want Ubuntu on my pc nothing else, what do you need to know?

vivek.pandey
February 28th, 2011, 12:18 PM
hope these links will help you
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
http://seogadget.co.uk/the-ubuntu-installation-guide/

Blutkoete
February 28th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Hello!

We'll need more information to help you.

1) Which media are you using for installation (CD/DVD/USB stick/...)?

2) Are you trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows? Are there any other operating systems installed?

3) What drive are you trying to install Ubuntu on (first harddisk, second harddisk, external harddisk, ...)?

Best regards,

Blutkoete

Dutch70
February 28th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Im trying to install Ubuntu for the first time, but i keep getting the same error "it was not possible to install the bootloader at the specified location. Can anybody help me please

Start Here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1422475)

howefield
February 28th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Duplicate threads merged.

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Im installing from CD onto my only internal hard drive, not alongside windows and with no partitions.:)

vivek.pandey
February 28th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Im installing from CD onto my only internal hard drive, not alongside windows and with no partitions.:)

did you try the link i gave?

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Yes I looked at the link but it only showed how to install, not what to do if you get my error:confused:

vivek.pandey
February 28th, 2011, 01:28 PM
why then you dont go for a fresh install?

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM
I told it to overwrite and use the hole disk

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Somone please help

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 01:53 PM
I'm formating my c: drive, then i'll try the install again.
Fingers crossed :)

vivek.pandey
February 28th, 2011, 01:57 PM
follow the guidlines and you wont have any problem

Terry C
February 28th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Ok looks like microsoft wins

Terry C
March 1st, 2011, 01:58 PM
UPDATE.

after formating i tried installing 10 10 again but it crashed, so i downloaded 10.04.5 and that had unrecoverable errors. How does anyone ever use an OS that wont install.
Any real help will be greatly apprecieated.:confused: