i decided to install opensuse 11.0 on my dell inspiron 6000 (wiht intel celeron M, 40gb hd, which used to run windows XP) laptop from dvd. but the installation crashes while saving bootloader configuration. it sais error occured while installing GRUB, unable to install bootloader.
i have partitioned the whole hd, splited it into twho parts and formatted it with ext3 file system.
first i thought that the image was broken, but i downloaded it three times but i still get stuck at one and the same spot.
its the first time i’m installing linux and any ideas about how to fix it, would be so appreciated.
thank you guys for your answers,
yes i have partitioned the whole HD and i have no xp on laptop any more. now what i have is:
/dev/sda1 1gb linux swap
/dev/sda2 14.5gb root
/dev/sda3 20.25gb boot
i tried to check the MBR in the bootloader but unfortunately in vain.
as to mingus suggest:
when i reach the following seps
it sais: “no such file or directory”
Something not quite right here . . . sda3 is being mounted as /boot??? Are you sure that isn’t /home?
I realize it might be a pain to output the results of the fdisk command (if you have to write it down by hand), but it could be important. So please do that (again, it’s fdisk -l, must be as root; that’s the letter l not a 1).
Also, try again booting into Rescue System, be sure to login as root, and then do:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /mnt