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.NET developer with interests in logging, NHibernate and JQuery


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comment Ubuntu not detecting hard drive
I've flagged it to move to Ubuntu so it may be migrated shortly
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comment I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
I can't see it - I suspect this one may go down to my old hardware, my inexperience and new versions! Thanks for all your help!
May
29
comment I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
I should add the trial is graphically bad, I've got missing parts of programs and the terminal occasionally reflects to the bottom of the screen... can't imagine this is related though.
May
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comment I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
/dev/sda gives the same as above (unable to seek), /dev/sdb gives "Device contains neither a valid DOS partiion table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF disklabel. Building a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x15228d1d. Changes will remain in memory only until you decide to write them. After that of course, the previous content won't be recoverable. Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite). Command (m for help):"
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comment I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
Thanks for your help so far! I've booted from the CD and clicked "Try Ubuntu", then when doing the fdisk I get "fdisk: unable to seek on /dev/sda: Invalid argument"
May
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comment I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
@harisibrahimkv "Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda' This is a fatal error - the same error as in askubuntu.com/questions/62051/unable-to-install-grub however mine is not a dual boot and I am using the detail partitions
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asked I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.
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accepted Ubuntu Software Center / Update Manager not working - Could not open file
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comment Ubuntu Software Center / Update Manager not working - Could not open file
I should add I've not reported this as a bug because I think it's much more likely I've updated something wrong as a linux noob than I've found a bug
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asked Ubuntu Software Center / Update Manager not working - Could not open file
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