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"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"


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#1 Sianide93

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

The message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"   I Installed Lubuntu without a problem but after I reboot I get this message.  The HDD Can't be the problem because it read it and wrote to it while installing so it must have something to do with my bios right? I have an HP Pavillion 533w and it has a AwardBios.  The drive is a MAXTOR 200 GB.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

Hopefully this is simply a failure of the GRUB 2 bootloader. Try re-installing GRUB via live CD /USB. Here are links with instructions on how.

          http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd#.Uyb2ZYRp6rA

          

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lod8sRb_6I

In her demo she uses Unetbootin, but any USB creator will do. I prefer  Universal USB Installer / Yumi.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:03 PM

 

Hopefully this is simply a failure of the GRUB 2 bootloader. Try re-installing GRUB via live CD /USB. Here are links with instructions on how.

          http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd#.Uyb2ZYRp6rA

          

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lod8sRb_6I

In her demo she uses Unetbootin, but any USB creator will do. I prefer  Universal USB Installer / Yumi.

 

 

Acknoledged I'll try this and post my results.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

Tried booting into the live cd but it just loops the splash screen loading and after awhile of just dots moving across the screen it restarts.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem with Lubuntu. What version are you working with 12.04 - 13.10? And is this the same CD you previously used to get to a desktop environment?  Finally, what video card? 

I suspect video. So you can try this. At the intro screen where you can 'Try Ubuntu', 'Install Ubuntu', etc., hit F6 and choose the 'nomodset' option. If that fails try 'nomodset xforcevesa'   If still no try 'noapic'

Recent GNU-Linux kernels embed the video driver to make fancy splash screens, etc. Nomodset will shift the boot up video to the bios.  



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Nope.  Nothing Keeps rebooting after a couple minutes.  Even with video modes set.  I tried installing ubuntu a couple days ago.  It did the same thing when I would try to see if I could reinstall from live cd it would go into a kernel panic.  Any other linux such as slitaz and puppy linux did the same thing with ubuntu installed on the drive. I wiped it and any live cd i booted work work.  =/  Slitaz did go into a kernel panic after a couple minutes.  And it does sound like the CD drive stops while in the Lubuntu splash screen after a couple minutes and then it eventually just restarts.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

It could be that your CPU lacks PAE, a needed set of instructions for most modern Linux OS's (Ubuntu 12.04 & up) to run on. Your HP is a 2002 model & likely the CPU is at least a year older, if you haven't upgraded it yourself.

 

I have an older IBM Thinkpad T42 that's the same. Linux Mint 13 runs fine on it, though Ubuntu 12.04 & some of it's kin won't even boot from Live DVD. If you're techinical, here's a trick on installing on non-PAE enabled CPU's, though I haven't tried this myself.

 

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-1210-on-non-pae.html

 

Sorry for being the bearer of bad news, but someone had to be. It could be that someone else has a solution, but the days of running the latest versions of Linux on any hardware laying around are over. For the most part.

 

Good Luck & give Linux Mint 13 a try if what you're attempting doesn't work.

 

http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lts.php

 

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