I'm trying to install grub but I'm getting the error:
Warning This GPT partition label contains no BIOS boot partition: embedding won't be possible
I'm using GPT to partition, and the file system is ext3. When I ran
gdisk -l it shows the first partitions start sector on the SSD (which is /sda) is 2040.
Am I getting this error because the disk doesn't start on the first 512 bytes?
If not, what else could be causing this error?
I'm trying to get this to work to complete Arch installation.
parted -l :
Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GTP table. However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should. Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GTP partition tables. Or prehaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table? Yes/No: yes Error: The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk, as it should be. This might mean that another operating system believes the disk is smaller. Fix, by moving the backup to the end (and removing the old backup)? Fix/Ignore/Cancel? Fix Warning: Not all of the space available to /dev/sda appears to be used, you can fix the GPT to use all of the sapce (an extra 6576128 blocks) or continue with the current setting? Fix/Ignore/Cancel? Fix Error: Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition. Model: Verbatim (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 3932MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: unknown Disk Flags: Model: ATA TOSHIBA THNSNH12 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 120GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: loop Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Flags 1 0.00B 120GB 120GB ext3
My drive is now
/dev/sdb. I've just had to wipe it all and start the install again.