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I have an old computer with an Abit VP6 motherboard. I attempted to install Xubuntu 8.10 on it, but it does not want to boot. It stops at “grub loading stage 1.5”.
I initially thought it had to do with the fact that I installed an SATA controller and started using an SATA drive as my OS drive (the only drive in the system because my IDE drive failed). I thought that maybe the BIOS did not support booting off the drive, but it is at least getting to grub. I don’t have grub installed on anything else that is bootable when the CD is not in the drive.
I have tried reinstalling Grub using these instructions, but that did not help.
Update: I installed Xubuntu 8.04 on the same machine, and installs and boots with no problem. (My wireless card doesn’t work and the video driver needs work.) So, I am pretty sure this isn’t a hardware issue.
Update: I posted a question to the forum here.