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I am trying to install Clearos 7.2 on two different systems and install keeps failing with the message: "boot loader install failed" on both of them. The message details read as shown below.
anaconda 21.48.22.56-1 exception report
Traceback (Most recent call first):
File"/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/bootloader.py", line 1600 in install
raise BootLoaderError(:boot loader install failed")
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/bootloader.py", line 1615, in write self.install()
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/bootloader.py", line 2368, in WriteBootLoaderFinal
storage.bootloader.write()
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/bootloader.py", line 2440, in writeBootloader
writeBootLoaderFinal(storage.payload, instClass, ksdata)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/bootloader.py", line 254, in doinstall

System 1: HP Envy 700-230qe with Core I7- 4770 CPU, 32 GB ram, 2 TB hard drive.
System 2: Compulab Fitlet RM-IA-10 with AMD A10 micro 6700T quad core processor, 8 GB ram, Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB MSATA SSD

I tried turning off UEFI boot in the BIOS. I tried allowing only UEFI boot in the bios.

I tried automatic partitioning for UEFI boot or legacy boot installs.

For the legacy boot I tried manual partitioning with
BIOSBOOT - 1 MiB or 2 MiB
/boot - 500 MiB
/ - 100 GiB
/home 360 GiB
SWAP - 8 GiB

For UEFI boot I tried manual partitioning with
/boot/efi - 200 MiB
/boot - 500 MiB
/ - 100 GiB
/home 360 GiB
SWAP - 8 GiB

I tried the ISO that supposedly has fixed up code in it that was linked in another message.

I always get the same message.

PFsense 2.3.2 will install on either system without any difficulty, but I want to install Clearos 7.2.

Any idea how to fix?
Tuesday, August 09 2016, 03:38 AM
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    Joe1
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    Wednesday, August 10 2016, 01:27 PM - #Permalink
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    I tried to install grub2 from the command line as follows
    grub2-install --recheck --no-floppy --root-directory=/ /dev/sda
    i got a message
    grub2-install error hostdisk/sda appears to contain a ufs filesystem which isn't known to reserve space for dos-style boot

    I found the following solution at http://askubuntu.com/questions/126146/i-cant-install-grub2
    **********************************************************************************************************************************
    It appears that you somehow got an iso9660 filesystem header written into your hard disk's boot track. Since your first partition starts at sector 2048, and you are using the conventional msdos partition table, you can eliminate it by writing zeros to sectors 1-2047 with the following command:

    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 seek=1 count=2047

    **********************************************************************************************************************************
    I ran this command. After that then Clearos 7.2 installed!
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    Wednesday, August 10 2016, 06:21 PM - #Permalink
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    Thanks for posting this. I'm sure I've seen something like this somewhere else but I can't remember where.
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