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Re: [opensuse] Installation of 11.4 fails: Error 22 for GRUB --- now also Windows disappeared!
On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 02:03:53PM +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:
Felix Miata wrote:
On 2011/07/06 11:54 (GMT+0100) Oliver Kullmann composed:

On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 11:44:31AM +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:

Oliver Kullmann wrote:

> the Suse installation process can't repartition anything (so it
> says).

Perhaps there's a language issue here. The above is a general assertion
that opensuse installer can't do something. What you meant (it appears -
see below) is that it told you that it can't partition your particular disk.


((Just a remark regarding the language: I think it's a general rule
on the use of natural languages, that assertions are situation-specific,
especially those *within* a specific context (like here),
and are not universally quantified over all possible situations.
Thus the "anything" is related (only) to the situation at hand, and then it's
correct.))

OK, so it's likely the disk has a GPT instead of MSDOS partitions, and
opensuse installer uses parted that can't handle it. So you need to run
a system from DVD and then use gparted or something that can deal with GPT.

There may be something useful in these links:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jonathan.deboynepollard/FGA/efi-boot-process.html
http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html
http://docstore.mik.ua/manuals/hp-ux/en/5991-1247B/ch05s21.html

Given that \efi\SuSE\elilo.efi exists, I'm surprised the installer
apparently doesn't handle this case.
--

Thanks for the input! But now that laptop goes back, and that's it for now.

Oliver

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