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I have a small notebook that i was using a previous version of ubuntu on and it worked perfectly until i did a clean install with the latest 12.10. I install ubuntu by usb since the notebook has no cd drive. I am not duelbooting, only ubuntu is on this notebook.

Everything seems to be installing perfectly until i get an error when it tries to install the bootloader. I did a little google searching and saw it was common so i decided to proceed without the bootloader and install in manualy later. However when i tried to install it later from the codes that i found online using the terminal, i get no luck.

I am only a newbe to linux and the terminal even tho i have used ubuntu for a while, it has mostly been used for travel and leasure. ie:internet and films

If anyone can help it be most appreciated as i am not sure what i am doing wrong. What i have tried so far is installing the bootloader by booting into the live usb and using the terminal there, but to be honest i am unsure what i am doing.



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What is the error? What commands have you used? Be specific – Paul van Schayck Feb 5 '13 at 11:05

You can boot your netbook with SuperGrubDisk from a USB-Stick. When your Ubuntu is booted, open a terminal and type:

sudo update-grub
sudo grub-install /dev/sda

The first command updates the bootloader settings, the second one installs it to the first hard drive (or ssd or whatever).

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