Sorry, an error occured and it was not possible to install the bootloader at the specified location.

How would you like to proceed?

Choose a different device to install the bootloader on: /dev/sdb

Continue without bootloader.

Cancel installation.


Select the option "Continue without bootloader".After the successfull installation of Ubuntu, don't forget to run boot-repair.

Boot repair will reinstall the grub on your disk.

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  • Still applies in 2019, over 5 years later. – reducing activity Dec 15 '19 at 20:36
  • It doensn't work for me... :-( – Danny Hern May 4 at 17:11
  • I think the point here is to run boot-repair after installation, but BEFORE restarting. So best select 'continue testing' and then run the boot repair. – Grateful Jun 26 at 9:54

Run live Cd -----> open Terminal :

sudo mount /dev/sdax /mnt ( so you could read and write)

/dev/sdax is the partition where Ubuntu os is installed.

sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda 

/dev/sda represents the first disk.

When installation finish :

sudo umount /mnt

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