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I have a SATA with 320gb running Windows 8 I am trying to dual boot.

I tried Installing It through a USB but received this message. Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda2' failed. I tried using the original sda but I can't add to it. I have 82Gb ready for Ubuntu but every attempt to install it has failed. I have also tried installing it with the windows installer on the Ubuntu website but nothing works.Here is what the partitions look like, http://imgur.com/jd03X http://imgur.com/kSjA1

Any help would be appreciated if im being vague ask and I will try to answer.

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You should install grub to the MBR. So just let Ubuntu install grub automatically to /dev/sda. You do not want it installed to /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2. There is no need to add anything to the original /dev/sda, as you said you tried to do.

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MBR please explain? I am pretty noobish I did a USB install just automatically but that didn't work either. –  Alpha Dec 8 '12 at 8:37

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