error loading operating system Debian AMD64 (etch 4.3)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 27, 2008
i am getting this weird error message after installation and the first reboot attempt. i am trying to install Debian 4.3 (etch). i did do a md5sum on the ftp download and its fine.
"error loading operating system"
which i have learned means that the bootloader, grub is not loading. the following has been my plan of action with help from other experts on other forums but still no progress, hopefully someone here can guide me.
here are my drives, all SATA.
here is the info from the BIOS
primary IDE master - no drive
primary IDE slave - no drive
secondary IDE master - no drive
secondary IDE slave - drive 1
SATA third IDE master - drive 2 (debian)
SATA fourth IDE master - cd/dvd drive
SATA fifth IDE master - drive 3
SATA sixth IDE master - drive 4
i am pretty sure sda5 is where debian is installed, but i cant even check that because i dont have fdisk available to use on this dvd. is there another way to check? what would the other
"Error loading operating system"
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 3, 2010
I'm new to both Ubuntu and this forum, so please try to bear with me.
I have a 500GB HDD with these partitions Screenshot.png
I'm currently using the live CD to boot because when I try to boot to this HDD it simply comes up with the error "Error loading operating system". It was working fine until I started reformatting a different drive with XP on it; since then it has had the error.
As far as I know I need to reconfigure GRUB to boot to the correct partition, but I do not know how to do this.
I know that there are already threads about booting/GRUB problems. I have looked at a lot of them but because no one has exactly the same problem as me I do not know what to do.
I would really appreciate any help,
Thanks in advance,
[solved] Error loading operating system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 9, 2012
Hi, a client needs an IBM System x3100 M4 loaded with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.
I followed the simple installation steps from the installation CD with no hassle!, but when trying to boot the Server, I keep getting this awful message "Error loading operating system" and no more options are displayes!
Is there any guide to install Ubuntu Server in this entry level Server platform?
The server have onle 4GB RAM and one 1TB WD Green HDD.
Thanks a lot in advise!
Error Loading Operating System
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 25, 2009
This is my first post I have installed ubuntu server 8.10 on the following:
Dell poweredge server 4400
two xeon 1000mhz proccessors
8 x 36Gb 10k scsi Hard Drive Raid 5
I go through the installation and except the defaults guided the entire disk. then I select Openssh and Samba as services to install remove the disk from the drive the machine reboots and I'm left with a message on the screen "Error Loading Operating System."
Any help would greatly appreciative as I am Ubuntu noob wanting a change from windows.
Thanks in advance
"Error loading operating system" + partitioning
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 22, 2008
My PC has two 160g redundant hard drives. When trying to install Ubuntu, I tried the "Guided- use entire disk" option, but following the installation, on reboot I get the error message "Error loading operating system". I suspect this has something to do with partitioning my hard drive(s). If not, any help fixing this error would also be appreciated.
So, what is a good way to partition my drive(s) for a working copy of Ubuntu? The Ubuntu installer recognizes each drive seperately as /dev/sda and /dev/sdbAlso, being able to use both drives would be amazing, I'm running low on storage, even with a 100GB remote server. Thanks in advance.
error loading operating system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 10, 2013
my Acer Aspire One netbook has Kubuntu and Windows Xp on dual-boot. I intended to make another partition to install another O.S. But something went really wrong and can't boot the netbook anymore. I've tried a Ubuntu live CD, a Windows installtion Cd and UBS, and Hiren's Boot Cd, but keep getting the same message: "error loading operating system".
Does anybody have an idea? I don't realy care about the data in it, just want it back working.
Error loading operating system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 19, 2008
When I try to boot off of my 40GB Maxtor (IDE) Harddrive, it gives me the following error message; that is all it gives. This harddrive has Ubuntu installed on it.
I also have a 500GB Seagate Barracuda (SATA-II) Harddrive with Windows XP on it. I also have VMWare setup so that I can work with Ubuntu while I use Windows. A simple step by step, question-answer help would be very much appreciated. I sort of need to use Ubuntu right now, and I don't want to reinstall it and lose my configurations, settings and programs.
My Ubuntu 7.1 CD is in one of my DVD drives, so I am prepared to boot of the CD if needed.
Error loading operating system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 10, 2012
i have one hard disk and two operating systems Ubuntu and Lubuntu.
I wanted to install Windows XP also but i had only two partitions.
I used GPARTED to resize partition with Lubuntu to get more space for new partition. After that i rebooted and wanted to install XP on new partition. But I could not choose that new partition, also i tried to delete it and create again, i didn't touch partition with Ubuntu and Lubuntu. As this didn't work i couldn't choose this partition i decided to restart and see if i did mistake somewhere in GPARTED. But after restart i get this error.
Seems like i made mistakes in this process. Now if someone can help me solve this? I would be happy if is possible at last backup my data from Ubuntu and Lubuntu.
Error loading Operating System on boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 30, 2010
Yes! It's another newbie here messing things up playing with multiple OS in an external disk... and things got messed up...
I have ubuntu 10.04 installed on an external disk (my desktop pc runs winXP), but then I tried to make another installation of winXP in that HD's first primary partition, wich was empty... but installation couldn't finish. After so many trials finally I give up in my attempt to get a "portable" winXP and try to boot as usual from the external hd to run Ubuntu, but I get this message instead: error loading Operating System (translated).
I'm pretty sure it just needs a small fix but I'm completely lost at this point, so any help will be much appreciated.
That's the RESULTS from boot_info_script.sh:
(to clarify, sda is "C", for windows and programs, sdb is only for data, and sdc is the external disk. sdc1 is a primary partition meant to hold an XP os installed, and sdc2 is an extended that have 2 partitions for 2 linux, a data
SUCCESS STORY: "Error loading Operating System" at end of BIOS bootup
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 6, 2004
I just posted this to my company's internal knowledge base.. I thought I would pass it on to you folks in case you have this issue.
I had to google hard, high and low until my head hurt to find the answer, so I wanted to also make it easier for me to find the solution again by also submitting it to here
FYI this applies to all OS's, including WindowsXP *ducking*
"Error loading operating system" at BIOS bootup screen (WinXP, Linux, Unix)
I think I nuked the boot sector of the HD, or maybe the HD crashed... This applies to WinXP, Linux, Unix, all OS's.
Tim Smith, 10/5/04
I tried installing WinXP again, fixmbr, restore consolr, etc etc.. even installed Debian, FreeBSD, SuSE, made it all FAT32, nuked it, made NTFS, made it reiser,ext2, ext3 everything, NOTHING worked, I kept getting "error loading operating system" no matter what OS I "successf
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