For the past two days, I have been attempting to install Linux Mint 14 64-bit edition.
Each time, the ubiquity installer has failed with this error:
Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed.
This is a fatal error
At this point, a dialog box pops up asking me if I want to install the bootloader on a different drive or partition, continue without installing a bootloader or cancel the installation. I have three HDDs installed in my box--one SSD disk with Windows 7 on it, and two for storage and this Linux installation--and I have tried to install the bootloader on each one with resulting in the same error.
The rest of the installation is intact and I can see that the filesystem and structure is correctly installed. So, I googled a bit and turned up some people suggesting chroot into the installation and run grub-install from there. I did this and it returned an error message:
Path to `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting.
Help me solve this, please!