I haven’t tried installing because when I review the installation, this is what it says. I have Vista Business occupying my hard drive and a recovery partition for Vista. I want to install openSUSE as a dual boot. I’ve done dual boots on this comp before with ubuntu, but I like openSUSE more
What does this error mean? All of my hard drive is occupied by Vista, but would shrinking that partition and creating unallocated space on my hard drive work better? That’s what I used to do for ubuntu, but I couldn’t find an option in the openSUSE installer to use the largest continuous free space.
same Problem here (HP Pavilion dv9695eg, German, Opensuse 11 64 Bit). I stopped the installation, because I don’t want to kill Vista or HP Recovery. It would be nice if someone familiar with Grub could give us a hint. Of course: Because I stopped installing OpenSuse, there is no fstab at all. Gparted shows the following:
I don’t use gparted or anything; I just use Vista’s disk management.
Right click on Computer, then click on manage. then Disk Management in the sidebar.
Then I right click the C volume and shrink it so I have unallocated space.
That’s how I know.
I’m going to try now with this unallocated space. It turns out that I’m not allowed to shrink C: more than 32.43GB or the pagefile won’t fit or something. I think that’s the problem I had because I kept trying to do 35 in OS 11’s installer.
The image shows nothing, I want to know which partitions do you have currently?
I want to see something like this:
Primary parition 1: 30 go for vista
Logical partition1 : 30 go free
Based on what you have currently.
But I have just guessed the problem:
The problem, from what I seen in your image, is that you have creat new paritions, but you didn’t set mount point.
Grub installs is normally in 2 sections:
The first part is grub stage 1, installed in the master boot record.
The second part is grub stage 2, installed under /boot/grub
If no linux (ext3, reiser…)partition is set as / or /boot, then stage 2 cannot be installed.