I’m new to opensuse, this is the first time i’m trying it. before this i’ve used ubuntu, fedora. I’m stuck in a prb, please help me out.
Well, i have a laptop lenovo G560 that came preinstalled with windows 7 home basic x64, with 2gb RAM and 600 gigs of harddrive and it’s got a C2D processor 2.13 ghz. The factory default settings, had c: drive of around 550 gb, 100 mb windows reserve for boot i guess, n 29 bg was for lenovo drivers n applications, n the last partition that was of 15 gb had OEM image.
Initially, the problem was i was not able to find the primary partition, so i deleted the lenovo partition, n shrinked c: drive to 350 gb, n i had an allocated partition of 224 gb i guess. I did the installation of Opensuse on that partition.
It showed me the error “The bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entierly below 128 gb. The system might not boot if BIOS support only lba24(result is error 18 during install grub MBR)”. I simply ignored and carried on with the installation. It installed and it worked too. The moment i shutdown the machine and tried to restart it, i codn’t even move beyond the boot screen, i tried to press F2 to go to the setup page, F12 to change the boot order, computer froze none worked.
Now, my machine is gone, i’m gonna remove the disk n try to format it.
Well, what i want to know what does that error mean, does it mean my opensuse boot partition should be less than 128 gb, what i’m reading is kind of very confusing, such as in these links,
what i did not understand in this link was,
**If you have room for a small /boot partition that is still under 128GB from the beginning of the disk (not under 128GB in size), then make that during the install. **
In here they say for new BIOS you can ignore this problem, but mine is a new one, and it still did not function.
These were some of the links, so can someone help me out what does this mean, boot partition should be less than 128 gb, does this mean that my c: drive and my linux boot partition, in total should be less than 128 gb, will i be able to install opensuse on 220 gb, honestly speaking i jus go with the default configuration during linux installation, if somethin needs to be changed at that time, please help me with it, and do i have to shrink my c: drive further help me with that too… thanking advance… :’(