I cannot boot from my SSD with a fresh in stall of 12.04 LTS. I tried to boot from the flash drive and copy the grub file to the proper location on the SSD and reboot.. no luck.

There is another post out there that recommended running grub-install on the SSD once it has booted - some of the users in this thread could boot with the USB install disk. Since i cannot boot from the SSD, I cannot run grub-install. Is there any ways around this?


First, boot into your BIOS with F10, or whatever your key is. (In my case, it's F10)

Then, go into the 'Boot' option, and make sure your SSD is on the boot list.

If not, add it to the first boot option.

If it is in the Boot order, put it BEFORE the OS. If you put it after, you will only be able to read the SSD in the OS, not boot off it.

I hope this helps you!

  • Did this work?? – horIzoN Feb 21 '13 at 13:09
  • I looked at the BIOS and checked the boot order. I can set the boot order and location ie, USB, CD, SATA Cards, etc but I dont have finer control over the boot sequence; I'm using a Proliant server i guess that is the problem. So when the BIOS hits the SSD it just hangs, no purple screen, nothing. Any thoughts? – Erik Feb 21 '13 at 16:50
  • Check the ISO file in windMD5sum. Check these instructions – horIzoN Feb 22 '13 at 10:10
  • Did that. Im using a MAC so I verify the sha1 with openssl every time then follow the guide here....ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx – Erik Feb 22 '13 at 13:32
  • Hmm... try putting in a LiveCD. What does it do? – horIzoN Feb 22 '13 at 14:46

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