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|SOLVED| Installing OpenSuse 13.2 Error Message "An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration"

2,458 1,099 November 6, 2014 at 08:05 AM
I am installing OpenSuse 13.2 on my laptop.
I've formatted the HD so it's completely wiped of all prior content. Before hand I had installed OpenSuse 13.1 KDE. I am now trying out the Gnome interface.

During install towards the end I get the error message:
"An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration".

I am installing with motherboard uefi enabled.
I am installing using DVD which has been verified.
I am installing on a clean disk.
Did not have this issue when I installed 13.1.
I am using all default options for partitioning during install. It will be the only OS on the laptop.

Any ideas? I already checked around on google and people have had this issue with prior versions of suse when upgrading and what not. I am not upgrading though.

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Before hand I had installed OpenSuse 13.1 KDE. I am now trying out the Gnome interface.
No need to reinstall the O/S for that. All the config files are separate - you just tell your login manager (or .xinitrc if not using one) which environment to load

I would guess that it's the UEFI stuff messing up. IIRC, you *must* have a separate /boot partition in fat32 with an EFI label.
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No need to reinstall the O/S for that. All the config files are separate - you just tell your login manager (or .xinitrc if not using one) which environment to load

I would guess that it's the UEFI stuff messing up. IIRC, you *must* have a separate /boot partition in fat32 with an EFI label.
Got it. I re-checked the UEFI settings and in the boot loader Enable Secure boot was checked but in my bios it was disabled... Enabled that and it took.

Thanks a bunch.
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