Hey guys I am trying to install Opensuse 11.0 and it seems to be getting stuck at the installation (installing boot manager). The message box reads:
Error occurred while installing GRUB
<All of the usual grub stuff about minimal BASH-like editing>
grub> setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,2) (hd0,2)
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
There are three main partitions I have (in order):
60GB C:/ drive with windows vista on it
~350GB D:/ drive with all of my data
25GB (unsure of drive letter) drive labelled “linux”. i made this partition in windows for opensuse.
And a 25GB hidden partition with my image of vista.
the “linux” partition is hda3 and i formatted it in the opensuse installer to ext3 with ‘/’ as the thingo.
When I try to exit the setup and load windows, it will never load it. it will always load the opensuse installer. the way i started the install was in windows by running the installer application which then rebooted my pc and commenced with opensuse install. When I get to boot screen (windows) it has two options:
If i try to launch vista from there, it will go straight to installer.
I tried going ahead with installation – without any bootloader (grub or lilo) and it finished. Went well, got into opensuse fine. When I shut it down and tried to reboot, the windows boot manager came up with two options again:
Microsoft Windows Vista
Opensuse 11.0 installer (LOCAL)
if i try and select vista, it goes straight to the opensuse installation again.
I am getting very worried now because vista will not boot. What I want it to do now is to get rid of the opensuse installer from the bootmenu.
the vista disk where you can fix the boot sector comes back with results: “startup repair could not detect a problem”
I have been searching endlessly around the internet about this error 17 and the grub bootloader. I have gone through the details of the opensuse installation and under booting this is what it says:
* Boot loader type: GRUB * Location: /dev/sda3("/boot")
is there a way maybe that i could overwrite the windows one with grub because it seems grub is not overwriting the mbr.
I tried downloading super grub disk and trying to install grub to the mbr, but that wouldn’t work either!
Any help I recieve at all will be immensely appreciated.