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February 22nd, 2009, 04:47 AM
Hi All,
I am a complete newbie to linux and just tried to install Ubuntu 8.10 onto an older computer the system has an ASUS P4P800 MB a Maxtor 160GB pata HDD 1 GB ram. The system works perfectly when I run it from the CD, but after I install it Ubuntu to the HDD i get some weird "timeout" error on the HDD then when the system reboots I see "Grub" then on the next line ERROR 18.
I installed to a blank HDD twice and same thing both times. And ideas what's going on?
JimGusat :(

February 22nd, 2009, 05:29 AM
The following link is a good source of info, and hopefully would provide a solution too.