Installed Ubuntu don't boot i get grub error 22

Asked by Barrie Hawkyard on 2009-10-22

Installed from downloaded CD burn. I think I've made a mess of windows but that's another story. The system will not boot. error 22 is showing on the boot up screen.The system then freezes. I have had to re enter the cd and use the uninstalled version to get on line to you. HELP!!!

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Barrie Hawkyard
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2009-10-25
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2009-10-25
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2009-10-22

Could you provide information on the system you are using? Or trying to use I should say. Any info is helpful.

Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #2

What system hardware do you have? Do you have 2 HDDs or one hard disk with more than one partition?

I have a Windows Vista Home Basic and am trying to use ubuntu 9.4 (i thnik) The latest downlaod today. The installation disc said it would partition the hard drive (I have 3 drives but only the C drive was used for the installation of ubantu (Windows is also on this drive) When the installation of ubantu was finished, I re-booted as instructed and as the system was re-booting, GRUB 1.5 came up then Error 22 and the system froze. I have put the cd in and used the Try without installing option to get online.

Did you MD5 check the ISO you downloaded?
Did you run the CD self-verifier?

Found the problem. I have 3 hard drives, 2 sata and 1 ide. One of the sata drives was my C drive. The installer had re designated the F drive to C, C to D and left E alone!

I reformatted my C drive only to discover afterwards that it was my F drive!! Fortunately only my backup drive! I then disconnected the IDE drive (originally F), got my C drive back and then had the system working. However, as ubantu does not have all the drivers I need I decided to get rid, reformatted my c drive and re-installed windows. 2 days later I'm still installing my software...Thanks a lot !!!