OVM 3.0.94: GRUB boot loader cannot be installed

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    • OVM 3.0.94: GRUB boot loader cannot be installed

      Hi all,

      I'm trying to install Open Media Vault in version 3.0.94 from a CD on my Dell PowerEdge T30. First of all I unplugged all internal and external storage devices except my cd drive and my m.2/PCIe Samsung EVO 960 SSD. The SSD is completely new, no other / further installations. The latest OMV 4 version didn't start installing at all / was not recognized.

      The installation runs until I get the error message "An installation step failed [...] The failing step is: Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk."

      I already read here in the forum to unplug every storage except the target storage and the one containing the installation files. Others said, that OMV always tries to install on /dev/sda -> no clue how to check / ensure that my SSD is /dev/sdb and not /dev/sdb.

      I currently have no clue what I could try next. Would be very kind if you had some recommendations to me. I'd prefer to use OMV as my home server's OS instead of FreeNAS,..

      Thanks and kind regards,

    • Try the Debian 9 Netinst ISO and manually install OMV as described here or in the docs.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • Hi,

      thanks for your responses! I'll try again to install OMV 4 - probably it earlier didn't work because I had the wrong boot order (I had equal problems with OMV 3 until I changed the order).

      If this shouldn't work, I'll install Debian 9 and follow the instructions for installing OMV manually.

      I won't get to try it before Thursday...

      Thanks and kind regards,