How to install 18.04 in Legacy mode?

Asked by mindaugasd on 2018-08-08

After installation I get this error:
“The ‘grub-efi-amd64-signed’ package failed to install into /target/ . Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.

My computer is old, my bios is very simple and has no option to choose anything mentioning UEFI, secure boot, or any other fancy things.

Disk partition table is MBR, partitions are custom made, multiple hdds are connected.

Following these instructions does not help https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
The booting screen shows neither black screen with options (UEFI), nor purple screen (Legacy). It shows totally black screen, and then Ubuntu loading logo appears.

I had no such problem then installing Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04, 16.04 on the same computer.

I tried maybe already 10 times to install in all kinds of ways, no way it works.

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Ubuntu grub-installer Edit question
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mindaugasd
Solved:
2018-08-15
Last query:
2018-08-15
Last reply:
2018-08-15

This question was originally filed as bug #1786003.

mindaugasd (mindaugasdi) said : #2

Problem was solved by using a workaround: moving HDD to another computer to install Ubuntu, and then moving the drive back to original computer to use Ubuntu.