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Master Geek


# 87143 20-Jul-2011 22:35
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Hi,
Just in the process of building my HTPC.

I have all the hardware together, and went to install Ubuntu on it tonight. I downloaded the ISO, and used the app to make a USB bootable installer.

I start the PC up, and it comes up with "Loading Grub 1.5" "Loading, please wait, Error 17" (Well something like that anyway). It doesn't even get to a boot menu or installer.

Hardware is Pentium 64bit, 4GB DDR, 1 x 200GB SATA, 2 x 2TB SATA (to be made into RAID)

Any ideas?

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  # 496032 20-Jul-2011 23:29
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Do you have Windows installed on that box already?

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  # 496034 20-Jul-2011 23:37
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I might make a guess the usb stick has a couple of partitions on it. If that is the case, find something low level to remove all the partitions and then give it another go.

 
 
 
 




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  # 496358 21-Jul-2011 18:28
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Windows is not installed, neither is any other OS, but the 200GB and one of the 2TB drives both have some data on them. Will the other partitions on the USB show in Windows disc manager if I plug it into a Windows 7 machine?

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  # 496422 21-Jul-2011 21:10
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cjmack: Will the other partitions on the USB show in Windows disc manager if I plug it into a Windows 7 machine?

No idea. I'd go straight for the GParted Live CD. Accept the default options when booting.

Examine the usb, then just blow it away and start again.

While you are there see how your other disks are arranged.

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  # 496543 22-Jul-2011 09:29
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Don't use a USB stick... they are completely hit and miss with Grub unfortunately (I speak from experience here) - you need to burn a CD of that .ISO and the install will go without a hitch I am sure.



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  # 498421 27-Jul-2011 11:44
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Thanks for that. I have all day tomorrow free, so will give a solid go at it then. I have just plugged the USB stick into my W7 machine, and it didn't even show up, so I think the stick may be dead anyway. Another quick question - The 64bit of Ubuntu is listed as being for "AMD64 machines" on the web-site - with the 64bit distro work with an Intel 64bit CPU?

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  # 498450 27-Jul-2011 12:10
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cjmack: Thanks for that. I have all day tomorrow free, so will give a solid go at it then. I have just plugged the USB stick into my W7 machine, and it didn't even show up, so I think the stick may be dead anyway. Another quick question - The 64bit of Ubuntu is listed as being for "AMD64 machines" on the web-site - with the 64bit distro work with an Intel 64bit CPU?


Yes it will most definitely work. I've actually had an issue recently where Ubuntu 11.04 wouldn't work with the AMD 6100 series Opteron server platform (using the aptly named AMD64 of course lol). Switched to 10.04 LTS and it worked a treat. May be worth trying for you. Citylink host an NZ mirror if you want the ISOs





 
 
 
 




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  # 498455 27-Jul-2011 12:18
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Ok will give it ago. Going to try the alternate installer to setup RAID during install.



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  # 502142 4-Aug-2011 20:23
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Thanks for the help guys. The CD worked fine, and used the disk manager program to configure RAID.

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