I'm having some trouble installing SliTaz 4.0 on an Optiplex 580. The problem is, whenever I try to install, SliTaz gives me the error above next to "Install Bootloader", which I have checked. I need to install SliTaz alongside Windows and have Grub installed.
Attached is a screenshot of GParted and the installer with the settings I want selected (CDROM is checked and I am trying to install to /dev/sda5, the small, dark blue ext4 partition).
Is there anything I can do?
Slitaz will not install: "Error: No disk selected, can't install any bootloader."(5 posts) (5 voices)
May be it's because you try to install on an extended partition.
Why don't you do two primary partition: one for SliTaz and another for the swap?
That looks strange.
i suggest you handle this differently.
Do not install grub, and instead, boot to windows, install grub4dos; this way the bootloader is untouched, which means, you still have the access to your recovery partition should you need it
when you install grub4dos in windows you can make it run from the windows bootloader, you will have an additional menu with the option to boot windows or grub4dos which in turn allows you to boot slitaz. I prefet that setup under some conditions, including what I see in your partitions.
from the grub4dos (windows) package
copy grldr to c:\
copy menu.lst to c:\
(I cannot remember if there are more files, have a quick look in the doc)
add the relevant line in the c:\menu.lst so that it finds your slitaz partition, and remove anything you do not want
modifiy c:\boot.ini (below is a copy of mine as an example), it has more things than required,but that will give you an idea
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn signature(6706eb19)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel" /fastdetect C:\grldr="Grub4DOS"
I have also added some lines in the menu.lst to boot a frugal slitaz with the relevant files in c:\boot
I found it gives me some more flexibility if i want/need to reinstall the slitaz partition, (which i tend to break once in a while), and it gives me the option to boot frugal when the slitaz partition is broken
What's the output of:
Personally I've used tazinst to install to HDD, SSD, SDHC card, & pendrive.
Maybe give that a try (?).
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