I have a computer with the following disks:
/dev/sda: SSD disk where I want to install Ubuntu 12.10
/dev/sdb: SSD disk with Windows 7
/dev/sdc: "normal" disk with data
I created a usb boot disk with the ubuntu iso, and installed ubuntu to /dev/sda. Grub was also installed to /dev/sda. Now when I reboot after the installation, I only get the message "Loading Operating System ... Read Error", white letters on black background, right after the bios info. No sign of grub. I guess it's a bios error. With the help of the dutch Ubuntu forums, I tried several things yet:
- when I leave the usb stick inserted while booting from harddisk, it works.
- that brought me to this topic: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1903015. The solution there was to upgrade the bios, so I tried that, but it didn't help
- I recreated the installation stick in different ways (different tools, from within windows or ubuntu): no succes
- I tried to re-install grub with rescatux or from within ubuntu: no luck
- In the bios I changed from AHCI to IDE mode: grub works now, but I can't boot windows anymore because that was installed in ahci mode
- I tried boot-repair (http://paste.ubuntu.com/5601888/) which gave me a slightly different error: "error: no such device: 71eeb5f0-bcc6-49a8-b9a4-1fee266b58ec" followed by a "grub rescue" prompt
- boot-repair says "The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 12.10] are far from the start of the disk". So I tried reinstalling ubuntu: first a /boot partition and then a root and swap partition. That gave me the original error again.
I'm running out of ideas now An option would be to leave the stick inserted at all times, but I would prefer a "real" solution. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
PS: If I forgot any important details, just let me know.. I've been messing around with this for a week now, so I could have forgotten something
PPS: I'm' not using a UEFI bios. This is the url for my motherboard drivers: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=4015#bios. I'm using bios version "FD".