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    14.04LTS installation problem

    The installation goes through fully, all the way until it says I have to reset the computer then I get a black screen that says it is requesting that everything shuts down and the loading dots show through in the middle of the screen. I hit enter and the computer resets and says "Disk boot failure insert system disc and hit enter"

    I have done this 3 times now and since being bull-headed didn't work as well as id' hoped, i'm asking for any help anyone can give.

    I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32 bit on an old compaq SR5223WM with some upgrades, and I made sure i did download the 32 bit version. I burned the ISO onto a DVD-R the way it says to on the "Help" section of the ubuntu site, using the windows disc image burner on a Windows 7 computer


    it has an ASUS motherboard and the chipset is NVIDIA GeForce 6150 nForce 430
    2 Gb Ram ( it had 2X 512s and I added 2X 1GB sticks)
    a Sempron 3600+ processor, 2Ghz

    I added:
    3 TB 7200 RPM HDD (I am going to get a 400W PSU from the 250W and take the optical drive cords and then use them for hooking up the second 3 TB HDD)
    Networking card (works fine, and I can connect to download updates)
    Radeon HD 6450 graphics card w/ 2 GB DDR3 RAM (I am running the monitor through it just fine and it works fine)
    2 GB RAM (works fine)

    The computer worked fine (considering the fact that it was running Vista) for about 2 months after I added the RAM and wireless card, the HDD and the video card are new.

    If anyone has a different distrib. i should try, or wants to point out something blatantly obvious i'm doing wrong, throw it out there.

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    cody11; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    This:
    "Disk boot failure insert system disc and hit enter""Disk boot failure insert system disc and hit enter"
    Indicates to me that bios is not finding the boot code.
    1. Did you reset the boot priority in bios to boot the hard drive that ubuntu is installed onto ?
    2. Maybe grub (GRand Unified Bootloader) did not install the boot code where bios expects it to be ?

    Show us the hard disk(s) partitioning:
    Boot the liveDVD -> try ubuntu -> key combo ctl+alt+t for a Command Line Interface (terminal);
    Post back the outputs - between code tags - of terminal commands:
    Code:
    sudo parted -l
    sudo fdisk -lu
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    And we will see about installing grub properly.

    one step at a time
    gets us there
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    Well I feel like an idiot not because it was, indeed the simplest and lest checked thing. Boot load order. Apparently I disabled the HDD boot somewhere along the line and had it on CD-only >__> oops

    But I ended up with a new error

    error: attempt to read or write outside of disc hdD0'.
    Entering Rescue mode. . .
    gurb rescue>


    the only thing i can think of is that is might be the HDD and I am hoping it isn't because I just bought it, but I am going to poke around and see if / or /root are there.

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    Post the commands Bashing-om suggested.
    It may be a partition table issue and we may be able to see something from that.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    this is everything i punched in and everyhting it spit out.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted-l
    sudo: parted-l: command not found
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


    Disk /dev/sda: 3000.6 GB, 3000592982016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 364801 cylinders, total 5860533168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 4294967295 2147483647+ ee GPT
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. (im pretty sure this here is the problem because that doesn't sound good.)
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted-l
    sudo: parted-l: command not found
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted-1
    sudo: parted-1: command not found
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ^C
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    cody11; hey

    in 'parted -l' a space between the command 'parted' and the option "-l"; that is a lower case 'L'.

    And yeah, look'n more and more like "partition table issue".

    get'n to the bottom
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    i get this:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ parted -l
    Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
    has been opened read-only.
    Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    cody11; Umph, UnGooD.

    OK, try - I do mean try
    Code:
    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    lsblk -f
    and how about a screenshot of what ubuntu's partition editor sees.
    Open 'GParted' from the dash (top icon in 'launcher') - left side of screen.
    click the dash -> search box; enter the term 'gparted' - no quotes- -> icon below.
    Click on the icon to activate GParted.

    maybe yes
    maybe not so yes
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    this is what i get from the code
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: gpt

    Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
    1 2048s 4095s 2048s bios_grub
    2 4096s 5856344063s 5856339968s ext4
    3 5856344064s 5860532223s 4188160s linux-swap(v1)

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL MOUNTPOINT
    sda
    ├─sda1
    ├─sda2
    └─sda3 [SWAP]
    sr0 iso9660 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 /cdrom
    loop0 /rofs
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: 14.04LTS installation problem

    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    Model: ATA ST3000DM001-1CH1 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: gpt
    
    Number  Start        End          Size         File system     Name  Flags
     1      2048s        4095s        2048s                              bios_grub
     2      4096s        5856344063s  5856339968s  ext4
     3      5856344064s  5860532223s  4188160s     linux-swap(v1)
    
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsblk -f
    NAME   FSTYPE  LABEL                 MOUNTPOINT
    sda                                  
    ├─sda1                               
    ├─sda2                               
    └─sda3                               [SWAP]
    sr0    iso9660 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 /cdrom
    loop0                                /rofs
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ^C
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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