Just attempted to install Ubuntu server 10.04 32 bit version onto a nice little HP Proliant ML110 with some new hard drives set to RAID 5.
However, on first install it just went to grub rescue screen. So tried installing again and it just went to grub command prompt. It is grub 1.94
When trying to load a linux kernel or restart it said “out of disk”. When trying to boot it said no linux kernel loaded.
Might be possible to play with grub loads but was really hoping that the install would be simply. The hard drives where brand new so not partitioned but I assumed that Ubuntu would be able to handle that?
The Ubuntu documentation says that if you get just a grub mark and no command prompt then you should reinstall grub an there are instruction on how to do this below
However, on attempting option 1 it said “GPT (GUID Partition table) dectected.. The util fdisk does not support GPT. Use GNU parted.”
Is this why I am in this scenario the way that Ubuntu chose to partition the disks fdisk doesn’t support and Ubuntu tries to use fdisk? This doesn’t instill confidence. Hopefully something I did wrong.
Any suggestions? I assume they include reinstalling which is fine but what else do I need to ensure the same problem doesn’t recur?