View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot install ubuntu on my eee PC, grub error and other issues

November 24th, 2009, 04:45 PM
I have been trying to install various versions of ubuntu on my eee 701 8g for a day now.

My first issue was that when installing it failed to mount the partition and would not proceed with the install. I solved this by manually creating a partition with 256MB of unallocated space at the beginning. Not sure why this worked but it did.

It worked until the install gets to 94% when it installs grub. Now I get the error "executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed." This cancels the installation.

Would installing grub manually bypass this problem?

I also tried to install windows, and it worked once about half way, and started the install processed but then crashed with a generic error, when I tried to install again it said that 'setup cannot read this disk.'

Thanks for your help!