Ubuntu Installation :: Error Message: The Grub Package Failed To Install Into /target
Oct 2, 2010
I was trying to install ubuntu 9.10 as a dual boot system with windows and I recieved this error message: The Grub package failed to install into /target/. Without the Grub boot loader, the installed system will not boot
This Error comes up after 94% of the install. I also cannot seem to get the side by side install option to work (sometimes this option appears sometimes it does not) I am not sure but I beleive seome of the install files have been placed on the hard drive because I only get the option now to install on the hard drive and totally wipe clean or the emptiest hard drive. So how would I get the possible Ubuntu install off the Hard drive. I have used this CD to Install before it has no scratches therefore should work. Also If I have Win Xp on a Raid 0 will the Ubuntu 9.10 install ?
10.04 new isnstall from cd goes for a minute then I get this error message: old p3 800 machine, will this distro work on an old machine like this:
BusyBox v1.13.3(Ubuntu 1:1.113.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell(ash) Enter "help for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: input/o-put error Cannot mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs (initramfs)
i tried my first linux installation with Fedora distro. using the live 64 usb boot version, everyhing looked fine. BUT i had issues with WINE so by recommendation, i went with Ubuntu and flushed Fedora. So, technicaly, the install works fine, during the process of installing from the live usb 64 bit 10.4 ubuntu. BUT at the end, when installing GRUB, it just simply failed! thats's a shame for me what i can tell you is the following. (thats what i think is my problem, but i need some expert help tho!)
my motherboard is a ASUS, im using 3 HDD 500GB sata2 drive, configured as a RAID in the bios, strip 0. so it presents to the OS one partition of 1.5 TB. Fedora detected it correctly, and was able to install grub on that now, during the Ubuntu install, i can chose to pick up a partition that was not used on my 1.5 TB ( i reduced my partition to 1TB and allowed 500GB to linux). Windows 7 reside on the first partition. on this disk, partition 1 is a 100MB windows bootmanager. partition 2 is windows 7 itself 1TB.
during the install of ubunto, i tell him to create a / partition, using 480GB as the third partition, and i created a 4th partition as a swap for linux. the install process the information, install the DATA on the third partition... BUT grub, can't !!! it failed... it keep looking for a /dev/sda disk... when installing GRUB, i can chose the drop down, for the 1.5TB disk, and when i press OK, he just simply try again to access /dev/sda disk... which is full of course and within a BIOS raid..........
I just tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my windows machine. Unfortunately there was an installation error and now the computer will not boot up in windows anymore (I get grub error 17). I had Ubuntu 7.04 before, but when installing 10.04, I deleted the 7.04 partitions. Is there a way to recover the ability to boot into windows?
Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: installing package xen-4.0.0_21091_06-0.1.1.x86_64 needs 27MB on the /boot filesystemI seem not to be able to change the size of the /boot, but 11.2 loads okay but not 11.3There only 19MB left from 66 and I can't make it bigger, I hope there is someone thathas seen this. I would like to see some of the update with XEN.
I installed lilo and it boots. How do I installed grub again. Do I just use synaptic manager to uninstall lilo and install grub?
I know grub2 does not work, giving me error: ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt. I did install grub-legacy and it worked, but I had to re-install squeeze due to other problems. So, now I want to replace lilo with grub legacy.
i was installing sm packages my package installer or smthing seems to be broken. I was warned with a Msgbox, to install this thede items must be removed. i clicked 'install anyway''. Anyway, now i cant use any of my package installers. Synaptic says' U hv one broken package' and refuses to work until it is fixed. But fixing also doesn't work. Here are screenshots of terminal commands (apt-get install -f) and other msgs.
I just having to do a fresh install and get the following message to close after setting up partitions and on clicking write to disk:
Failed to mount "524M Volume" Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesn't exist.
Only option under message is close button. I'm using Fedora 14 xfce 32bit live CD. The install seems to carry on normally until done but then when I check the partitions I've setup I seem to only have the origonal uneditted default partitions.
I have just installed Lucid Lynx as after a live run of it I thought it was about time to upgrade. Everything ran smoothly in the live version so I backed up my files and installed it. When I went to boot I get this - Grub loading, please wait ... Error 2
The strange thing is it seems to be specific to the computer. I have an older, lower spaced desktop, computer that I tried the hard drive in and it worked fine. Problem is its too low spaced for what I want so it seems the install went ok but its something with the computer? How I would be able to boot into the install?
I was installing wine but my computer suddenly shut off and now the installation is corrupted and when I try to install it again through ubuntu software center it tells me
"The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding software package or it was cancelled in an unfriendly way. You have to repair this before you can install or remove any further software." How could I fix this??
I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 but "whenever i try to download or install any software from 'Ubuntu software Center'it gives error: "Failed to download Package Files Check your internet Connection" Internet is working fine!I've also tried the command: "sudo apt-get update"
i got a dual-boot. both are debian. yesterday i upgraded one of them to debian-squeeze and to grub2.that installations boots just fine.but for the second i get the error message from the thread title:"render error detected"after the grub-menu.if i choose single user mode it boots and hangs waiting for the root file system.i found this results at google (which i am not allowed to post yet) but i don't understand them.
Greetings from Greece. I tried to install opensuse 11.3 in an empty disk . Unfortunately the installation progress stops in 88% and the message error says "error copy live image to the disk". I have burn two different cd but the result is always the same.Is it a hardware problem or the cd is not correct?I had the 11.2 version in the same pc without any problem for a long time.
I'm using Ubuntu jaunty and was using old version of pidgin until today. Today I had decided to install newer version of Pidgin 2.7 and uninstalled my old version from system. Because it had so many problem like not login to yahoo account.
I went to Pidgin website and downloaded Debian package for ubuntu. But got an error while installing. Finally I decided to install it from source package and downloaded it to install. While I try to make configure file by typing
Code: ./configure command, it gave me following error: Code: checking for update_panels in -lpanel... no
So I can not install Pidgin now. If I have to install it anyway I have to disable video and voice service for Pidgin. But I would like to use Pidgin with video and voice.
I'm a recently proud owner of a new Aspire AS3810T with Fedora 12 installed, when it boots up before entering the boot screen when it loads I see this error message:IOMMU: Mapping reserved region failedHow can i fix this error? It's quite frustrating
When I send mail via Evoultion it does seem to send ok but still the following error message comes up: Error while sending message. Failed to append to : Unknown error Appending to local 'Sent' folder instead. Not sure what's up with that but thought I would mention it.
I'm new to this system and trying to install plug-ins but I always seem to get some sort of rejection..
[root@localhost haley]# yum install vlc Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Couldn't resolve host" Trying other mirror. Could not retrieve mirrorlist...^... error was 14: curl#6 - "Couldn't resolve host" .....
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rpmfusion-nonfree. Please verify its path and try again [root@localhost haley]#
So then I checked to see if I had rpmfusion-nonfree, and I do. I really have no idea what to do, I have spent hours trying to get this work. I want to be able to open any media file, avi, wma, mp4, etc.'m using Fedora 15.
I am just now starting to go deeper than the surface of my computer so I am very much a beginner. I have downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and have tried to install it by mounting the image and installing "inside windows." Next, upon reboot and selecting Ubuntu from the windows loader it eventually went to a colorful screen but stayed there... the first time I let it sit there for 20 minutes or so then restarted, uninstalled/reinstalled tried again... then I let it sit there for 3 hours, nothing. Next I tried to mount image and install "demo and full installation." This time upon reboot I choose Ubuntu from the windows loader menu and an error message came up. I will type it out below exactly as I see it because this is the same message that came up when a friend suggested I boot from a USB drive.
I cannot boot into either OS. Grub failed on install. How to boot back in to windows. From live Ubuntu CD I can see that all files are there, however it shows the disk to be unrecognized and unallocated. There is an X by the root folder of my C; drive. Windows recovery console can't fix it, windows install can't fix it, and windows repair can't fix it. I guess I need to reconfigure my boot drive properties to recognize the ntfs; I don't know what to do. I would like to boot back in to windows partition the drive correctly and start over , is this possible?
I started the upgrade and the system is nearly completed but I there is a problem with GRUB.Most likely since I am dual boot with win7. So right now I have a pop-up message that says...GRUB failed to install to the following devices:/dev/sdbDo you want to continue anyway? ect ect ect...I have not rebooted and completed the installation yet as I figure its probably easier to fix this now while I have the full system up and running vs having to fix it via live cd.
I been running both OS's for a few months now with no major problems besides wireless internet issues. Today, however, as I go to boot my laptop up, the Dell logo loads with the F2 and F12 boot and setup options which both work. Directly after that though I get the message "GRUB loading. Symbol '?' not found. Aborted. Press any key to Exit." then it repeats when I push a key, and then it tells me to press F1 to retry, F2 to go to setup, or F5 to run diagnostics. It passes all the tests in diagnostics. I've tried booting off of the ubuntu cd I used to load it initially with no luck. So I'm stuck at either that error message or in setup but I can't go any further, and it does not change anything when I tried to boot from the cd.
I was trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my windows xp. dowloaded and installed wubi. All worked well and system asked me to restart. After restart ubuntu was showing on multi boot screen, selected it. Then the system asked me to ESC installation or not, i didn't Esc. The Ubuntu screen was showing, but all of a sudden an error message saying INSTALLATION FAILED occurred.
My system Processor: Intel pentium IV Ram 1 GB Harddisk:- 160 gb
i'v installed ubuntu 10.04 on 3 different desktops and 1 laptop. It has gone flawlessly on all 4. i a want to install it on my hp to dual boot(the others i just wiped the drives) but when i tell it to boot from the cd at first it looks like it might work, with the purple page, but after a few minutes, before i get to the install options i get an error message. my current operating systime is windows and i have an hp pavilion. with 2.5 gigs of ram and a descent graphics card.