View Full Version : All of a sudden GRUB won't install with a new installation

February 1st, 2015, 01:10 AM
This is the strangest thing. Usually I install Ubuntu Server with no problems. Today I went to reonstall it on my personal dev server and every time it won't install GRUB. It just says it can"t.

I've looked into solutions, but I want to know why this is happening. My hardware is the same. Im using the same version of Ubuntu. So why all of a sudden does it have an issue with installing GRUB.

Im way behind on a project over this.. Why is this hapening all of a sudden? What changed?

February 1st, 2015, 03:11 AM
Are you still installing on an Ext4 file system? Or are you installing on another files system? With btrfs we do get an unable to install Grub error unless we have about 1Mib of unallocated space at the beginning of the hard disk.

We can only guess what has changed.