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January 31st, 2013, 07:06 PM
I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and it seemed to be ok - it gave me a message that it's ready and I should restart the computer and so did I. But because I left the USB there, it instalation began again. I canceled it and restarted again removing the USB - and there was BIOS only, as if a have never installed OS. :( I reinstalled Ubuntu and this time I removed the USB when restarting but again no result - there was only BIOS. I assume that the installation is fine, because when I try to install it again it says that there already is Ubuntu installed, but I can't escape from this problem - when there is no USB - no OS is detected, when the USB is there - a new installation starts. :(

January 31st, 2013, 07:31 PM
Welcome to the forums.

From your installer use live mode to boot into the version on the live flash drive. Then install Boot-Repair and post link to BootInfo report

Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)

January 31st, 2013, 08:34 PM
Thank you very much! :) That solved the problem. Looks like Ubuntu has a great community.