View Full Version : Problem with booting ubuntu

21-01-2013, 04:34 PM
This morning I woke up to this error - "Reboot and Select proper boot device" on my ubuntu installation.

I've checked to see that the BIOS detects the hard drive and it does, I also went through the installation process again and it detected the hard drive there, however when I use fdisk and having booted from a bootable disc, it can't find the drive.

Does anyone know how to resolve this?
Thanks in advance, Sposa03.

21-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Try setting boot device to cd rom then HD if you havent.

21-01-2013, 07:52 PM
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