Grub installation on external USB hard drive
Dear forum users,
I'm troubled with installation of grub on an external USB hard drive (Iomega Prestige SuperSpeed series). This drive has sectors of 4096 bytes instead of 512 (and this generates size issues with the latest Ubuntu installer). Just to make sure, I removed from the hard drive the virtual CD Rom and I reformatted the entire hard drive.
Installation of OpenSuse 11.4 works fine unti it fails on grub installation.
The system has no other hard drives.
This is the partition table (from fsck):
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 256 32255 128000 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 32256 1076479 4176896 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 1076480 122096639 484080640 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1076736 14185471 52434944 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 14185728 122077951 431568896 83 Linux
During system setup, grub fails with "error 17: cannot mount selected partition".
YaST bootloader configuration shows error message: "Because of partitioning, the boot loader cannot be installed properly".
Do you have any idea of my mistakes here?