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October 3rd, 2009, 08:00 AM
Hi @ all,

I was just trying to install Kubuntu 9.04 64-bit on my new machine as a second OS (I need Vista for video-editing). I have a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 board with an Intel Core i7 CPU and two SATA-HDs connected to the Gigabyte SATA-ports.

The installation stops when it tries to install grub (and before installing the kernel..) with the message

could not find device for /boot

I've looked through the Forum and googled a lot too, but could not find something helpfull.:(
In the Gentoo Dokumentation I found the hint to

# grep -v rootfs /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab

In fact my /etc/mtab was empty, but starting grub-install after that did not help either.

Any ideas?


October 3rd, 2009, 02:36 PM
I had that problem. it turned out to be migration assistant crashing ubiquity before grub was installed. It seems to be a particular problem for people with multiple OSs installed (I have 5) who use manual partitioning which for some reason leaves no way to decline migration assistance.

What I did was run the live cd and open a terminal and type

ubiquity --no-migration-assistant

The installation then ran fine.

October 3rd, 2009, 04:33 PM
Thank You for Your help. I was thinking of something like that, but since I was in a hurry I have installed sidux in the meantime and will try Kubuntu later.


November 4th, 2009, 03:49 PM

Yesterday I trid to install 9.10 on a new partition while still having 9.04 on another.

I end like you...the install seems to work all the way but towards the end it bails out and go back to the live.

if I do df -k I can see that the partition / and /home are mounted as /target

which I assume is part of the migration process.

I will try with your tip