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    Default Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    Hi all,

    I am trying a fresh install of Opensuse onto this setup:

    AMD 4400+
    4 GIG Ram
    SATA Optical DVD drive
    36Gig WD Raptor SATA HD
    ASUS Motherboard

    Anyways, I have tried Opensuse 11.064bit/10.364bit/11.032bit DVD's and I get the same error, about 3/4 of the way in, during boot manager install, I get a "Grub Error"

    What do I need to do to install?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    during the setup for install, when the install summary comes up but before the install starts, have you clicked thru to grub to double check the settings and location?
    Last edited by caf4926; 14-Jul-2008 at 21:42. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    No I haven't,

    I will go do that right away and see what it says.

    BRB

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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    This is what is says:

    Booting:
    Boot Loader: Grub
    Location: /dev/mapper/nvidia_ababifh(MBR)
    Selection: opensuse10.3(default); Failsafe opensuse10.3
    Added kernel Parameter: splash=silent


    I don't understand about the partitioning though, it mentions raid nvidia partitions, I don't need raid, it is a single drive, and my mobo is a ATIchipset (ASUS M2A-VM) with onboard ATI video (X1200)



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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    Did you try and change the location?
    Check what the partitioner section says about the ID/label of the HD
    ie: sda1
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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    Okay, BRB

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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    WHOA!!! Thanks a million,

    You told me to read the partition section.

    I went in there, I actually read the sizes of the nvidia raid partition sizes, then went into edit and deleted all the nvidia raid partitions, and I created new ones by myself,

    Never thought I could do this myself.

    I created:

    /boot 70Megs
    swap 2Gigs
    / 13Gigs
    /home 20Gigs


    Now when I check the checklist, grub says it is installing into /boot sda1

    Thanks a million,caf4926


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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    Happy it worked out for you
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    Default Re: Grub Error - Cannot install onto SATA drive

    I owe you a beer, dude.

    Thanks, It installed nicely now.


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