I'm trying to install OpenSUSE 15.3 from a multiboot USB key on a
HP Proliant DL385 G7. I'm not experienced with OpenSUSE, but I need it (or CentOS, or Debian) in order to be able to install HP Management Agents to quiet down those deafening fans (But I'm also getting troubles with CentOS and Debian).
The boot disk is already partitioned (from the previous Debian install tentative on another boot disk) with
- a 128GB
- a 1MB
Bios Boot partition,
swap partition, and
Linux RAID partition
(I have 5 disks installed with the same structure).
- When I manually configure my partitions, the installer does not allow me to specify a mount for my
Bios boot partition. This might be normal, since I see no such mount on another machine booting from a
Bios boot partition(however, I couldn't make it work).
- If I try to reformat it, it doesn't offer the option to format it as a
Bios Boot partition
- If I try to format it as
EFI Boot partition, it formats it a FAT (and mounts it as
But whatever I do, the installer tell me:
The system might not be able to boot:
⏺ A partition of type BIOS Boot Partition is needed to install the bootloader.
⏺ Such a setup is not supported and may cause problems with the bootloader now or in the future.
Do you want to continue?
Is there a way to work around this problem ?