[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #911: bootloader install failed on install to hard drive

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Mon Jun 25 04:09:45 PDT 2012

#911: bootloader install failed on install to hard drive
 Reporter:  mattjs   |       Owner:  live-demo@…                           
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                                   
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:                                        
Component:  LiveDVD  |    Keywords:  bootloader;install;grub;install dialog
 "Booloader install failed" cannot be resolved or overridden by either:
 * "Choosing a different device to install the bootloader on:" if it fails
 one cannot --force the grub-install which works from terminal under
 regular Ubuntu Desktop OS) or ignore and "Cancel the installation." which
 doesn't work and simply retuns to the dialog box to prompt again.

 Fortunately this appears to occur, as it should, after installing
 everything to disk so killing the processes/OS at this point leads to
 recovery (for me).  [In my case, although this doesnt effect any of the
 above, I dual-boot to phys disk install using NeoSmart EasyBCD autogrub
 (aka wingrub of old) and virtual boot in VMware using the phys disk
 install and a supergurb disk.  I intall in VMware using phys disk aloowing
 access to the swap and root partitions only and in line with the above
 always install grub? to the partition itself e.g. /dev/sda4 swap and
 /dev/sda5 or sda6 say (Ubuntu or OSGeoLive). Writes to partition table/mbr
 always fail and never trash my Windows install.  Writes to sda5 and sda6
 with grub-install --force work and AutoNeoGrub(wingrub) for phys boot and
 super_grub_disk for virtual boot then do the rest! :-)]

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/911>
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