View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu 11.04 on Dell Inspiron 5000

July 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM

I have recently inherited a Dell Inspiron 5000. It is currently running Windows XP (barely) and I want to remove XP and install Ubuntu on the machine.

The computer will not boot from the Ubuntu CD (CD works on other computers). I tried "help me boot from CD" and Ubuntu was installed alongside of XP. When I boot from that version of Ubuntu, I get these messages:

Try (hd0,0) : NTFS5: error: "prefix" is not set
error : no such device: /ubuntu/disks/root.disk.
error : no such device: /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/grub.cfg.


I've tried installing from CD or Memory Stick but the machine won't boot from either of those sources. The computer has EFI rather than BIOS.

Any suggestions on how to install Ubuntu on this machine.


Stephen Simon (a.k.a. Anxious Bulldog)