ubuntu did not boot in new SATA hard drive

Bug #123692 reported by Rajesh on 2007-07-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

i installed Feisty in my new Seagate Barracuda SATA hard drive .
instalation worked like charm , but when i restarted the system ,
intel boot agent (intel 945 motherboard ) was not able to boot Ubuntu from hard disk(though it is very much configured in the bios).
i used "Boot from hard disk" in Ubuntu Live CD(Feisty) to boot from local hard drive.

i am very sorry i didnt copy the dmesg :(.

so i had to install WinXP and dual boot Feisty(i never wanted to do this).

as far as i know WinXP creates a boot partition and boot.ini file that could be used by the intel boot agent to locate the bootable OS.

doesnt Ubuntu do this ?

Sujee Maniyam (sujee) wrote :

not sure if this would help, but try this:

If you can, in your BIOS settings,
         set SATA mode from 'AHCI' (something similar) to 'compatible' , then try to boot.

Rajesh (rajesh243) wrote :

i tried all the possible changes in the bios settings with help of a hardware engineer , but nothing worked out
untill i installed WinXP :(

Henrik S. (henrik-hw0) wrote :

Marking this bug as related to grub for now.

Can I assume that you didn't even get the Grub menu displayed? That is where you select which kernel or OS to load.

Henrik S. (henrik-hw0) on 2008-06-02
Changed in grub:
status: New → Incomplete
Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in grub:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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