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I've been trying to install Lubuntu on my desktop pc, which previously had Windows XP. The installation seems to go fine and gives me the "All Done" screen and I restart my pc. But when it boots, it brings me to the intel boot manager as if my disk is empty! While in the live OS I typed this "$ sudo parted -l" into the terminal command line it gives me this information.

Model: ATA Maxtor 6V300F0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 300GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  294GB  294GB   primary  ext4
 2      294GB   300GB  6292MB  primary  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Multiple Card Reader (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3974MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  3974MB  3973MB  primary  fat32        boot, lba


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram1: 527MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  527MB  527MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram0: 527MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  527MB  527MB  linux-swap(v1)

I'm not really sure what to make of this info (me being not very experienced with Linux systems) but I figured you guys can see something that I can't.

Thank you in advance!

Edit: I have tried to do this with three different Ubuntu flavors (Lunbuntu, Xubuntu, and Ubuntu) and they all had roughly the same result.

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    During your installation there should be something asking for where GRUB is supposed to be installed. Are you selecting /dev/sda for the installation? Or are you selecting like /dev/sdb or something else that shows where the OS is getting installed to? – Terrance Jan 27 at 3:55
  • There was nothing telling me about GRUB, and I installed it on /dev/sda. – Sebastian Nunes Jan 27 at 4:59
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    You haven't told us which Lubuntu you installed, but regardless all versions ask where to install GRUB that causes it to boot (different versions just ask it differently). The drive you install grub to must be the one selected in your BIOS as boot drive, and refers to a device (disk), not a partition. It's writing the MBR which is the first 512 bytes of a disk. I'm guessing you either skipped (unchecked box) this step or selected the wrong device (if the wrong device a config change in bios to what you chose will correct, but if you skipped, you just need to install it). – guiverc Jan 27 at 5:06
  • I believe I must have installed in the /dev/sda. the same drive I used to install onto from the USB. And I'm running the latest version 18.10. – Sebastian Nunes Jan 27 at 5:12
  • Should I have installed it somewhere else? – Sebastian Nunes Jan 27 at 5:19

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