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Thread: Installation problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    Installation problems

    [I'm a complete newbie, not sure where to ask for help. I also posted this question here:]


    I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10 onto my laptop EeePC Seashell series. Previously the computer had Windows Starter.

    Procedures so far:

    - The laptop doesn't have a CD drive, so I loaded an iso image onto a thumbdrive.
    - I managed to install Ubuntu on the computer, but unfortunately I then found that the system was dependent on the thumb drive (whenever I removed it the system crashed).
    - I tried to follow the instructions on, which are to try: sudo grub-install /dev/sda in the terminal. I couldn't get this to work.
    - So I tried to install Ubuntu a second time. This time I started by making a new iso image using the Unetbootin programme.
    - Installation this second time (and several subsequent tries) were unsuccessful. After chosing the option to erase the previous Ubuntu and reinstall the system, installation stalls on "Installing the 'grub2' package"
    - After several tries, the computer now refuses to accept the thumbdrive as a bootable device.

    Any ideas how I can move forward? (I'm using a MacBook Pro and Unetbootin to make the iso image.)

    Many thanks for any help you can offer!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Installation problems


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