EDIT: it would seem that this problem is due to a non-stardard bios and hardware restrictions on my work computer. I managed to install ubuntu at home with no issues. Don't know how to close a question as too localised / no real question? Many thanks to Mr Rooney for trying to help.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a work PC (32bit) to be dual-booting with Win XP.
My partition layout is:
- -- sda1 - 250gb ntfs WinXP
- -- sdb1 - 160gb ntfs
- -- sdc1 - 161gb ext4 (this is where ubuntu is
- -- sdc5 - 4 gb swap
I tried following the suggestion of the answer to this question, but get the following in the terminal as a response:
root@ubuntu:/# sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu
/usr/lib/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib: 38: cannot create /dev/null: Permission denied
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /boot/grub (is /dev mounted?).
Any advice/hints on where to go from here would be much appreciated. I'd really like to move away from Windows being my only development environment.