I’m trying to install 11.2 Gnome from the live cd on an HP n410c laptop. The install seems to go smoothly until I’m told I must reboot without the cd. I’ve tried three or four variations of the process and each time I see, “Error Loading Operating System.”
I’ve reloaded the live cd and examined /boot/grub/menu.lst. It appears to be correct. It seems like the initial GRub loader isn’t found in the MBR.
If I run grub-install, the graphical interface comes up then complains, “Because of partitioning, the boot loader cannot be installed properly.”
From a rescue-disk (GParted, etc.), or Live-CD, can you post the output of:
Have you checked the integrity of the CD?
Also what was used for partitioning, and can you post the output from
from a root terminal.
I’ll do that this evening. For now, I’ll observe that last night, I performed the installation a fifth time. This time I edited the bootloader configuration to explicitly tell it to install GRUB in the MBR. It worked like magic. So now the question is, should I have had to do that? I don’t remember ever doing it before, like with SUSE_11.1?