Installed 8.10 from CD on a clean system (no other OS). Will not boot without CD in tray although iwhat looks like GRUB comes up with of recovery choices, it will not show this withour CD. All we get is a list of action and a blinking prompt.

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This is a clean system, clean HD with plenty of memory and processing power. Installed Ubuntu 8.10 several times and cannot boot from the hard drive not matter what bootorder I use.

I have dual booted ubuntu and XP many times in the past (not on this machine) but this machine is ubuntu only ....and it won't boot without the CD in in the ROM drive.

What appears to be GRUB shows up with lots of options including booting 8.10 and a few recovery options which I'v tried to no avail.

Question is, is GRUB failing, or not completely installed or something else.

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92mr2 (rdrutsk) said :
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System runs fine on ubuntu after it's running and I pull out the CD. Does not need CD in to run any program or to achieve Internet access. Ubuntu is on the HD, just won't boot up without CD in the drive bay.

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92mr2 (rdrutsk) said :
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It's a nice Saturday afternoon here and I must leave to work on a 1930 Cadillac, but I'll be back.

It's about 4Pm CST. Please if you have any ideas, post them...............
Thank You

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David Alvarez (letitbe2007) said :
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Did you try to Reset your bios to its default settings?

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92mr2 (rdrutsk) said :
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Yes.................floppy, CD drive, HD.....everything in between...thank you

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92mr2 (rdrutsk) said :
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It will boot up every time with the CD no matter what the doot sequence is.........

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Open the pc please unplug the cd flat cable form the rear of cd-driver and retry...

Hope this helps

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David Alvarez (letitbe2007) said :
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Have you tried using a updated/different CD?

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