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Thread: Vaio grub/reinstall problem

  1. #1
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    Aug 2013

    Vaio grub/reinstall problem

    I've got really old Sony Vaio desktop, everything except the motherboard has been replaced in the last 2 years. So I get up the other day and go to start it up and it gets to the grub selection screen and I guess you could say it locked up. I mean it's totally unresponsive, the only option is to press the power button and turn it off. I have just pulled it out of the closet to set up a educational station for my 8 y/o. I also planned to install a video capture card to record off a DVR.

    I installed plain Lubuntu, then planned on adding just what I had to have for what I want to do. When this problem started I decided it was probably something to do with the install, so I grab the install disc I had just used 2 days earlier, and get an error message "Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM : No Emulation" . Is this a software or hardware problem? I've tried both DVD players, and a couple other OS install disc all with no luck.
    Last edited by wt-pm66; July 2nd, 2014 at 02:34 AM. Reason: details

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: Vaio grub/reinstall problem

    How old is it? If possible one should install from USB, not CD/DVD.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Re: Vaio grub/reinstall problem

    I don't know it it'll boot from usb, it originally had Vista, how it pulled vista with just 512k ram, and I think a 1.8 cpu.

    I will try that as soon as I can. Thanks
    Last edited by wt-pm66; July 3rd, 2014 at 12:46 AM. Reason: Don't know what I was thinking earlier

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