GRUB error 18 will not boot ubuntu or windows

Bug #386369 reported by jj76541 on 2009-06-12
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

attempted to install ubuntu off internet disk, worked good but would not install. So I ordered 9/04 disk from ubuntu, installed it, now I get the above error message and neither ubuntu or windows will load, only can access ubuntu from cd rom disc

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
MediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" - Release i386 (20090420.1)
Package: nautilus 1:2.26.2-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

jj76541 (jj76541) wrote :
am_public (am-public) wrote :

I guess this is not a bug. Please read the follow link and try to create a /boot partition within the lba limit.
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/GRUB#Error_18_on_Dual_Boot_Systems_Using_a_Single_Hard_Drive

am_public (am-public) wrote :

Maybe grub error 18 is not a bug itself, but I think ubiquity should avoid install /boot beyond the lba limit.

affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Virtually all machines made within the last 10-15 years do not have this limitation, and due to the fragility of the msdos partition scheme, we don't want to create a /boot partition by default.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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