OpenSUSE Install :: Grub Fails On Install

May 21, 2010

Third attempt to install 11.2 live on my netbook with three different USB sticks.

Every time it fails message reads...

Error occured while installing grub.

The only exception to a normal install is that sda1 is formatted with ext2 (to avoid journaling). I have had 11.1 running on that drive for several months without problems so there is no reason to believe it's a hardware problem.

Can I abort at this point and perhaps fix it from a live boot?

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[CODE]
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[/CODE}

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