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I'm having trouble while installing Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) (overwriting win7). Afterwards, I encountered (similar to this one -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/62051...o-install-grub):

'Unable to install GRUB in dev/sdb'
 Executing 'grub-install/dev/sdb'
 This is a fatal error!

The installation finished and the PC was required to reboot. Afterwards, I never got past the bios screen (where the screen indicates that it is loading something; booting a CDROM, a USB, or so on). Actually, just stuck to the bios. I was unable to boot from any device (CDROM, HDD)

*I am using a gigabyte motherboard(GA-EP31-DS3L). Thanks!

I have also just tried using another hard drive just in case I have hardware issues.. but it's working smoothly. Although, I haven't tried installing Ubuntu on the hard drive I was referring to.

P.S: I used a CD to install Ubuntu.

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After getting the installation error, check /var/log/syslog for more details and edit it into your question. –  psusi Sep 11 '13 at 22:27

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This might be solved by running boot-repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

It should either reinstall Grub correctly, or give you some helpful info you can add to this question so we can help you better.

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