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Thread: "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT" After 8.04 Install

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    "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT" After 8.04 Install

    I have a spare computer that I wanted to try out Ubuntu 8.04 with. There are two hard-drives, a 120GB drive and a 250GB drive.

    The Ubuntu install CD defaults to use the free space on the 250GB drive, but I told it to use the entire 120GB disk. After the installation, when I reboot I can't get past a black screen that says "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT" in white text.

    I definitely removed the install CD and even set the BIOS to only boot from the 120GB drive. Also, I've tried reinstalling onto the entire 120GB disk a couple more times (with no change).

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT" After 8.04 Install

    Change your BIOS to boot into the original drive and it should ask you which OS you want to boot. I am by no means an expert, but I tried it and it worked for me. Cheers!

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    Re: "PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT" After 8.04 Install

    I ended up using trial and error to properly modify the grub.conf file. Thanks anyways for the tip.

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