I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB boot loader every time, no matter how I choose to configure the system.
I ran installation leaving everything with it's default value:
Partitioning Method: Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM Disk: SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) - 2.1 GB ATA VBOX HARDDISK Amount of volume group to use for guided partitioning: 1.9 GB The partition tables of the following devices are changed: LVM VG dev-vg, LV root LVM VG dev-vg, LV swap_1 SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) The following partitions are going to be formatted: LVM VG dev-vg, LV root as ext4 LVM VG dev-vg, LV swap_1 as swap partition #1 of SCSI3 (0,0,0) (sda) as ext2 Write the changes to disk (y/N): y Automatic updates: [*] No automatic updates Additional packages to install: [*] LAMP server [*] PostgreSQL server
Everything runs smooth, till:
[!!] Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk Installation step failed An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk
After restarting, I'm left with a black screen without any possibilities to boot it manually.
I can't really make out the source of the error, so I'd be glad for any thoughts on this.
[General] Name: sdm Operating System: Ubuntu (64 bit) [System] Base Memory: 512 MB Boot Order: Floppy, CD/DVD, Hard Disk Acceleration: VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging [Display] Video Memory: 12 MB Remote Desktop Server: Disabled Video Capture: Disabled [Storage] Controller: IDE IDE Secondary Master: [CD/DVD] Empty Controller: SATA SATA Port 0: sdm.vmdk (Normal, 2.00 GB) [Audio] Host Driver: Core Audio Controller: ICH AC97 [Network] Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (NAT) [USB] Device Filter: 0 (0 active) [Shared Folder] None [Description] None