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"insert system boot disc and press enter" error when starting Ubuntu 9.10

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  • Boot Failure
  • Boot
  • Ubuntu
Last response: in Open Source Software
April 28, 2011 6:33:32 PM

Hello,

I recently finished a complete overhaul on my Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) theme. However, when I turned the computer on, it says, "DISC BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER"

Has anyone else encountered this problem with Ubuntu?

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April 28, 2011 10:12:48 PM

Nope. But it means the system can't see a disk to boot from; most likely the HDD is toast or the boot sector is corrupt or you've reconfigured the BIOS so it's not booting from the hard drive.
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April 30, 2011 1:07:17 AM

Probably. I know that I unhooked the drive so I could try reinstalling Windows XP on my 2nd drive, but I pulled the power cable instead of the data cable....
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