I am having a problem installing Mint13 on my laptop but I think it is not exactly specific of my laptop.
I have Windows and old Ubuntu 10 on other partitions and I already a bootloader on sda, so what I would like to do is to install Mint13 with this configuration:
sda8 ext2 /boot
sda10 ext4 /
bootloader on sda8
It all goes well and Mint13 copies all data on hard disk, except when it is time for installing bootloader. I always get error "Installazione del bootloader non riuscita" (it is in Italian, I think in English should sound something like "Failed installing bootloader"). I get 3 options:
1) Choose a new device where to install booloader (but I cannot choose a different one)
2) Continue without bootloader
3) Quit installation
This morning I tested this configuration on a Virtual Box machine:
sda1 ext2 /boot
sda2 ext4 /
bootloader on sda1
and again I get the same problem. That's why I think it is not something related with my laptop (it is a Dell Studio 1535 anyway)
Any hints ?
Thank you, bye
I tried on a Virtual Box Machine the same configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 (server) and again it can't install bootloader, then I tried with Ubuntu 10.04 (server) and it worked...
I suppose it has something to do with Ubuntu 12.04 then