Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition: while installing SUSE 10 sp2

I am trying to install SUSE 10 sp2 on a custom built server. The server has a 3ware 9650se serial ATA RAID Controller that has 7 hard drives configured in a Raid 10 + hot spare. The resulting array is 5.4 TB large.
I thought this might be important because I have SUSE 10 sp2 running just fine on a different computer.

While installing SUSE 10 sp 2 I get this error message while the system tries to install the boot manager:

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower/3072 upper memmory)
[minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB List possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device / filename]
grub>serup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hb0,0) (hb0,0)

grub>Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition[/INDENT]

My partitions are as follows:
/dev/sda 5.4TB
/dev/sda1 305.9MB EFI Boot /boot
/dev/sda2 3.2GB Linux Swap swap
/dev/sda3 5.4TB Linux LVM
/dev/system 5.4TB LVM2 System
/dev/system/home 4.9TB LV /home K
/dev/system/root 500GB LV / K

I googled around an found that some people that have this problem booted into the Rescue System mounted the boot partition and installed grub that way.

#mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
#grub-install /dev/sda --root-directory=/mnt --recheck --no-floppy --force-lba

However this resulted in:

The file /mnt/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.

I need to install this older version because we have some software that will only run on this version.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank you.

As this is the openSUSE forum and you talk about SUSE 10 sp2, which is either SLED or SLES, you are better of in the appropriate forum: NOVELL FORUMS

map256 wrote:
> I am trying to install SUSE 10 sp2 on a custom built server.

that is and enterprise level product from Novell…you are welcome to
hang out here and see if someone has the experience to help you, but
you will surely find that experience over at (this is
the openSUSE forum and over 99%+ of the folks here are on 11.x)…

CAVEAT: [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
I feel annoyed that I can’t put my wide range of languages on stupid
Facebook. For example, I speak Sarcasm, fluently spoken and written,
and Various Forms of Geek…

Googling for grub error messages yeld:

17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.

But you’ll also find different error descriptions for the same number, like this, so keep an open mind…