Boot Loader problems?

Hey Guys,

I have been trying to install OpenSuse on my ThinkPad T61 for a while now, at first I was having troubles with my partitions (it set them up weird) I got that all sorted out and it installed fine until it got to the installation of the bootloader. It keeps trying to install but I get a message saying “An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration?” I’ve clicked yes and it takes me to the options page, I’ve fiddled around with it but nothing seems to work, sometimes it will ask me to put in a floopy so it can install it to that (!?) I have no floopies so that’s not an option. What’s going on?

P.S. I read the thing about the thinkpads and making sure it isn’t installed to the MBR and whatever, and I think I got that set up right.

If this machine has Vista on, set grub to boot from root partition. And use this: Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

I managed to have my R61e work fine with Vista, even had Grub on the MBR. But I later deleted Vista - right load of ****.,

Oh, I should’ve mentioned that, I have a unique Thinkpad in that it’s the Wake Forest issued one so it has XP Pro on it. This isn’t really relevant anymore anyways because for some unknown reason it works now!? It kept failing and giving me that error message, I gave up because I just wanted to go to XP and then it rebooted and worked! Now I just need to figure out how to work linux! Namely how the hell you install flashplayer…

Go to YAST / Software Management and search for “flash”. Check the flash player box and it will be downloaded and installed. Insert your install disc if you’re not connected to the internet and YAST will find the program there.

Can you tell me how “flash” helps with the bootloader?


Nothing sorry it was a dumb question! For some reason the problem with bootloader decided to work itself out I guess. I’m new to Linux and I was just trying to figure out how to install something, I got flashplayer to work finally! Is there any simple how to on how to install programs and stuff I feel dumb, but I can’t figure out how to work the directory.

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