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RZM
Hello,

I am new to Kubuntu. I just got a new computer (specs below) which had a formatted HD (no pre-existing OS). I imaged Gutsy Gibbon and ran the live CD. Everything worked fine. I tried 3-4 applications, connected to internet, all worked great and super fast.

I ran install and everything went smoothly. I rebooted and then it started to run GRUB, got to level 1.5, then simply: "Error 2". And there the computer sat.

I re-installed, same error, although it continues to run fine from the live CD.

Any thoughts or assistance would be much appreciated. I've tried working with my BIOS, but I'm not finding much success.

Here is my set-up:

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AMD X2 6000 AM2 CPU RETAIL
2 160GB SATA-II 3GB/S 8MB 7200RPM HD (2 HDS - run side-by-side)
1G DDR2 PC6400 MEMORY
CM HYPER TX2 GAMING CPU COOLING FAN
BLACK LG 20X DVDRW
BLACK SONY 16X DVD
12-IN-ONE INTERNAL CARD READER
RAID-0 STRIPING
ASUS M2N-E SLI AM2 NFORCE 500
COOLERMASTER 600WATT EXTREME POWER
CREATIVE LABS AUDIGY SE BULK
GEFORCE 8600GT 512MB PCI-E


I ran fdisk and got the following:

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Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x432e17ee

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 18705 150247881 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 18706 19457 6040440 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 18706 19457 6040408+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
michaelk
It appears that grub can not find the disk. Probably something wrong with the device map.
http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/errors.html#stage2

Check this out:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=151682
RZM
Problem solved! It was my RAID that was messing everything up. Once I disabled, it booted right up.

Thanks for suggestions.
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