Ubuntu: Lenovo e520 won't start with new hard disk


I use my e520 Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu since several years.

I bought a new hard disk (SEAGATE 2 TB Firecuda) and inserted into my laptop.

I booted via usb stick with an Ubuntu 17.04 iso and installed Ubuntu on my new internal hard disk.

Until here everything worked fine. I shut down the laptop, removed the usb stick and tried to boot.

But I only see the splash screen of Lenovo, but it hangs there.

I enabled "diagnostic" view in the bios, but still no error message or other hint to what could be wrong here.

Is the bios unable to access such a big hard disk (2 TByte)?

root@ubuntu:~# gdisk -l /dev/sda  GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1    Partition table scan:    MBR: MBR only    BSD: not present    APM: not present    GPT: not present      ***************************************************************  Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format  in memory.   ***************************************************************    Disk /dev/sda: 3907029168 sectors, 1.8 TiB  Logical sector size: 512 bytes  Disk identifier (GUID): E118E296-B60A-4D65-8729-98F0508AC202  Partition table holds up to 128 entries  First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 3907029134  Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries  Total free space is 2157 sectors (1.1 MiB)    Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name     1            2048      3907028991   1.8 TiB     8300  Linux filesystem  


I found a solution to get the new disk work.

I booted with the Ubuntu 17.04 iso via usb stick.

sudo bash  mount /dev/sda1 /mnt  # sda1 is the new installation which did not boot   cd /mnt/  mount -t proc proc proc/  mount -t sysfs sys sys/  mount -o bind /dev dev/  chroot .  grub-install  update-grub  exit # exit chroot  reboot  

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