I have this problem:
I want to install Lubuntu as a single operative system (no dual boot with Windows), and the grub installation fails at the end of the Lubuntu installation process. I have checked many workarounds regarding this problem, but I think that there is something different in my scenario.
For the first time, I specified the device /dev/sda/ (which contained '/', '/home' and swap area partitions) as the place to install grub and it failed.
Then, I changed my MBR partition table to GPT (I'm not sure if it was actually needed, or if this action created other problems) and created a bios_grub partition (on the first section of the HDD) since I have old hardware (Dell Inspiron 1501) working with bios. I specified this bios_grub partition to install grub and failed another time.
I ended with this GPT partition table:
- 1mb ext4 with the bios_grub flag
- 12.11gb ext4 for /
- 3.73gb ext4 for /home
- 1.63gb as linux-swap
- 38.64gb ntfs
The last ntfs partition has files which I want to preserve; it doesn't have any Windows installation on it.
Since all the installation process seems to work fine, can I skip the grub installation? I want a single Lubuntu installation and this is the only part that is failing. I don't see any option to avoid installing grub in the Lubuntu install process.
If the only option is to install grub, could you help me to find what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks a lot for your help!!
Sorry for the huge delay. As you suggested me, I formatted all the hdd and tried installing Lubuntu letting the installer do the partitioning, but the same problem appeared. However, I installed successfully Tiny Core Linux and then I formatted everything again to install Zorin, which is now running really good on this old notebook.
I think that in this case, the problem is related only to Lubuntu. Zorin is based on Ubuntu as well, and had no errors during install.
By the way, you should try Zorin if you didn't already, it's awesome.
I marked jones0610 post as the answer but I'm not too sure what actually happened.
Thanks a lot for your help!