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Visit our corporate site. nope, deej is right, windows "must" be on the first partition, it's sneaky that way Last edited by RabidWolf (2009-01-29 12:30:51) Offline #8 2009-01-29 13:13:08 Exitium Member From: Helsinki, Finland Registered: I recently installed a 200GB hard drive. as for entering the BIOS, I have tried near-every key/combination of keys on the keyboard and not a single one has worked! this contact form

Main Menu LQ Calendar LQ Rules LQ Sitemap Site FAQ View New Posts View Latest Posts Zero Reply Threads LQ Wiki Most Wanted Jeremy's Blog Report LQ Bug Syndicate Latest I'm not totally happy with it at the moment but i think it's getting there. It looks like sda4 is a little large but that's great because it allows for potential ram upgrades in the future. jt jt (jwtucker) said on 2009-08-25: #8 Thanks Tom, that solved my question. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/grub-loading-please-wait-error-18-a-343280/

Error 18 This occurs without fail no matter which physical drive I put Ubuntu on to, seemingly no matter how the drives are partitioned, and with a low level format between LxDe, OpenBox & IceWm seem to be the most commonly used & i would avoid the tiled ones except on hand-held machines although http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/03/improved-linux-screen-space-ma.html 2. Did having a fat32 part. However, after installation I could not boot neither Arch nor Windows.

I presume that I would have to be logged on as an administrator (as root), but I do not know how to do this. Probably means you need to edit the BIOS. If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey https://linuxjourney.com/ Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. if it is in the super block and there is still the remeins of somthing elce in the MBR (from an old distro or windows) that will try to boot giving

The installation ran to completion, and then the system would not boot. Chicks dig giant mechanized war machines $spacer_open $spacer_close 12-25-2005 #4 budman7 View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Linux Guru Join Date Oct 2004 Location Knee deep in Grand Join Date Dec 2005 Posts 3 First time trying Linux - Grub Error 18 Being a webdeveloper I decided I'd try setting up a dedicated home linux HTTP testing server. go to this web-site Hope this helps someone. 02-14-2007 #9 Woodsy View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Just Joined!

Installation was fine, booting to Kubuntu was fine (and upgrading to KDE4.2 was fine), but booting to Windows was not. Hopefully you haven't yet used Ubuntu on that drive yet so deleting sda5 after "umount"ing it should be safe, without losing data? You bet I will donate. For option 2 i would consider taking the machine to a shop, perhaps taking the hard-drive out and leaving that at home.

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Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd. http://fileupster.com/grub-loading/grub-loading-error-18-usb.html and nothing happens, it just stops. In other words, your BIOS - which initialises hardware - is unable to handle a hard drive this large. Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

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defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5 # defoptions=quiet splash ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options ## e.g. I even wnet to the chore of installing a new bios to fix the issue but it didnt help. I haven't investigated which or if both were needed, but it got me past my problem and Ubuntu ran!

Try each as a LiveCd before considering installing, hopefully the first one you try will be fine so you wont need to try the others ;) My favourite option is number

You may have had some kind of logical block manager on your HDD which was a low-level program which allowed the strange drive geometry (lots of heads - as your error altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options ## altoptions=(recovery) single # altoptions=(recovery mode) single ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst ## only counts the first occurence of This forced the BIOS to only see 6.4GB of my whopping 200GB drive. I had a 20 Gb working fine but tried to install a clean copy of Ubuntu onto a 40Gb hd.

Blogs Recent Entries Best Entries Best Blogs Blog List Search Blogs Home Forums HCL Reviews Tutorials Articles Register Search Search Forums Advanced Search Search Tags Search LQ Wiki Search Tutorials/Articles Search Note that "Swap Off" is the linux-swap's equivalent of "umount" and a partition can't be deleted if it's being used (hopefully). It gave me a following error:Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOSI googled a bit and found this: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/GRUB#Error_18 I reinstalled Kubuntu using /dev/sdb1 as /boot and /dev/sdb2 as his comment is here Xel'naga666: On your list of partitions, what happened to hda4?

The installation ran to completion and the system booted up just fine. (By the way, a K6-III/450 with 384MB of RAM makes a pretty nice Ubuntu system.) Possible solutions: * make