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    ljdennis73 NNTP User

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    System did not boot after install. Reloaded the kernel, selected Yast and then boot loader. Ran the dialog box and received error "because of the partitioning, the boot loader cannot be installed properly." Looks like my error occurred when I accepted the default partitioning on installation. But I did not understand how to either create or edit the partitioning. What can I do now?

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    Default Re: boot loader problem

    I googled that error and there are several possibilities. Try putting the Grub code in the master Boot Record MBR, it comes up a couple of times.

    In Yast's bootloader module do this more extensive configuration:
    ........go to Yast --> System --> Boot Loader. The Grub configuration screen comes up with the Tab "Section Management" activated. In the lower right is a drop-down selector labelled "Other". Select from "Other" the option "Propose New Configuration" and then wait for Grub to analyse your partitions and display a new configuration. This may take a while. Important: When that finishes, activate the tab labelled "Boot Loader Installation" and select to "Boot from the Master Boot Record". [Yast will often default to booting from the root or boot partition rather than from the MBR but that's for experts only -- always choose the MBR.] Then click Finish to save the changes and install the reconfigured Grub into the hard drive's MBR. If you get a message that "The bootloader boot sector will be written to a floppy disk ......... don't bother with the floppy -- just click OK to proceed and install to the MBR............
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    ljdennis73 NNTP User

    Default Re: boot loader problem

    thank you. I'll give your suggestion a try and let you know.

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