Having trouble installing 'Squeeze' 6.0.1a-amd64-netinst on a new AMD64 system.The installer boots and runs fine until it gets to hard disk detection. Then it hangs for about 20 minutes showing a blue screen, during which time the HDD-activity light flickers every 5 seconds. Eventually it says it can't detect a hard disk, and displays a (longish) list of possible drivers; no idea which, if any, would suit.Anyone else installed (successfully or otherwise) on this combo?
Wanting to dual boot XP with UBUNTU. Live CD verified good.
ran df in terminal:
Ran sudo fdisk -lu in terminal:
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Originally I had two partitions for Windows xp of 100 gig each. I cleared / backed up the second partition and created two 50 gig partitions, splitting the second into two linux (using Gparted) partitions labelled root and swap.
Disk Utility sees this hdd as a RAID component. It is connected through a RAID controller.
The installer (in allocate drive space step) doesn't see them for some reason.
Hardware: AMD Athlon 64+clawhammer processor Asus A8N-SLI mobo hdd as above 2 Gig RAM DVD / CD Burner
I have 4 virtual disk on AX4-5i. RHEL for some reason shows 16 partitions in /proc/partitions. I got lot-lot of IO errors in dmesg. Some of those 16 partitions "work", others just give (on using fdisk for example): Unable to read /dev/sdb. On EMC I have 4 ports, so it might be somehow releated to this.
[root@db ~]# /etc/init.d/iscsi restart Logging out of session [sid: 1, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a0, portal: 192.168.10.101,3260] Logging out of session [sid: 2, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b0, portal: 192.168.10.103,3260] Logging out of session [sid: 3, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a1, portal: 192.168.10.102,3260] Logging out of session [sid: 4, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b1, portal: 192.168.10.104,3260] Logout of [sid: 1, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a0, portal: 192.168.10.101,3260]: successful Logout of [sid: 2, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b0, portal: 192.168.10.103,3260]: successful Logout of [sid: 3, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a1, portal: 192.168.10.102,3260]: successful Logout of [sid: 4, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b1, portal: 192.168.10.104,3260]: successful Stopping iSCSI daemon: iscsid dead but pid file exists [OK] Starting iSCSI daemon: [OK] [OK] Setting up iSCSI targets: Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a0, portal: 192.168.10.101,3260] Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b0, portal: 192.168.10.103,3260] Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a1, portal: 192.168.10.102,3260] Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b1, portal: 192.168.10.104,3260] Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a0, portal: 192.168.10.101,3260]: successful Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b0, portal: 192.168.10.103,3260]: successful Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.a1, portal: 192.168.10.102,3260]: successful Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.sl7e2101800014.b1, portal: 192.168.10.104,3260]: successful [OK] [root@db ~]#
I've googled and read docs but got no idea what to do. Any experiences with EMC/RHEL/iSCSI - I just don't understand where those 16 (and half of them not working/giving lotof errors) come from? For example Citrix Xen on similar network conf can see/use same EMC thoughr iSCSI nicely. SO there should'nt be network/auth issues (not using CHAP btw). I got feeling that problem is on RHEL iscsi conf side.
I have a ssd cosair harddisk with both usb and sata connecters. If I connect it with sata anything is working fine, and I managed to install Fedora core 13.
But I also want to be able to use the harddisk when it is connected with usb and that causes problems.
When I boot the Fedora Core 13 dvd It can't detect my usb harddisk.
When booting in install mode it just don't detect the harddisk.
When booting the dvd in rescue mode it don't detect the harddisk, and it don't create any entries in /dev/ for the harddisk. It is like there is no disk at all.
I have tested this on 3 different computers, so it is not a problem with my specific motherboard. So either it is a problem between my harddisk and Fedora Core 13, or there is some problems with the usb drivers in the boot image used by the Fedora core 13 dvd.
The disk is working fine if I connect it via usb to an existing Windows install, so the usb connection is working.
I installed Fedora core 13 with the harddisk connected to sata and then re-connected the harddisk to usb. It then boot up, but complain about missing root filesystem. Most likely caused by missing usb driver in my kernel.
But anyway, what I really want is the ability to boot from both sata and usb, so I can take the harddisk with me and boot it on other computers with usb.
So is there a command which allows me to build an kernel image which can boot from usb or am I trying to do something which is not really supported?
I did update my fstab to use LABEL=myroot
There is 1 Windows partition(NTFS) and 1 linux partition on the disk. (No seperate /boot partition and no swap)
I try to install Ubuntu on my new HTPC. I start Ubuntu with the Live CD and it boots fine. Then I want to start installing Ubuntu on my hard disk.Unfortunately the installer does not see my hard disk which has 1 empty ext4 partition. However, it can be seen and managed in GParted.
I have about 170 Gigabyte free at the last of my hard. I have windows 7 and suse linux installed on the machine. When I try to install ubunto. I start to create the partitions manually because I want to add it as a third operating system on my PC. Anyway I create the 4 partitions /boot - / - /var - /home. Automatically it choose to install the boot on sda not sda 9 as the /boot was sda9. I click install.
It gives me this message "The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error
This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment." I burn another cd and do the same ... the same problem.
I try to create the partitions at the end of the hard disk not the beginning although I am sure that there is no error in the hardware but the same message. Lastly I change the boot to be created in sda 9. The same problem, when I do everything. I download Linux mint another operating system and do the same points. The same error message appeared by the way the boot is being damaged after restarting and I have to fix it from suse linux cd.
I'm using Meerkat in my Inspiron 1525... 160gb hard disk... But nautilus is showing that the disk capacity is 120gb... So should I update my BIOS? If yes, how do I do it? I tried searching the net and my brain's dead... Kindly help me fellow ubuntuans...
Ubuntu 10.10 is dual booted but it is my primary OS.
Unfortunately it's on the outer edges of the disk in an extended partition.
This has always bugged me, with regards to read/write performance.
Do my concerns of reduced performance have any foundation? Should i bite the bullet and format the drive installing ubuntu first?
I ran the disk read benchmark and my read speeds were 100MB/Sec at the beginning of the test to just 55MB/Sec at the end. I have no idea if the position of the test has any bearing on the position of the disk or whether the speed recorded is affected by other factors such as the tests function or simulation.
I want to make the transition from windows (sick of it). Im using Lenovo G530 Laptop and was wondering which would be the best Linux Os (meaning Ubuntu, fedora or something else). Keep in mind that I mostly use my laptop for college work and a lot of video and audio editing. I also want to be able to run Dual operating system (meaning that I wanna run both Linux and Windows) from the same computer as it might be easier for me to make the transition a little bit more easier. That being said I need someone to give me tutorials (video preferred) on how to make the partitions on the hard disk and step by step instruction on how to install both the two OS in my laptop.
i have installed ubuntu version 9 and i cant seem to find where hard disk partitions are,what do i do?also what do i do to install the webcam and to change from gnome to Kde enviroment!!i also installed virtualbox but i seem not to find the icon
Especially /var because I am running a MYSQL server on this box. I want to know if there is a safe procedure to follow to move these partitions from the current sda2 and sda3 that they are now to sdb2 and sbd3 because this is a much bigger disk. I don't want to break MYSQL and I don't want to be down for a long period. I have heard of some people suggesting a sym link to a /newvar and /newuser on sdb but I have also read this will not work when moving to a different physical drive.
"The installer encountered an eror copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 30] Read-only file system
This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. ..."
Before I try changing CD drives, re-formatting the hard drive (again), or cleaning the CD drive, I must add that Xubuntu did open. I got rid of all traces of the previous operating system (WinME), and Xubuntu seems to work pretty well. The installation stopped at 41% of copying files. Should I aim for a finished installation or is this fine?
Each time, different methods, I get this about 3/4 of the way through:
The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:
[Errno 5] Input/output error
This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment.
The only possibility of those is the CD being bad. But I've used it before, recently, and it was fine. I will burn another one from my other computer and try, but it shouldn't be doing this.
Question: If I plan to only use Ubuntu on this computer (no dual boot) should I make the /,swap and /home partitions all Primary or some logical, or does it even matter?
Currently, I have a dual boot set up with Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. I have a separate / and /home partition for both (ext4). When I run the installer, it claims the whole disc is empty. I tried the expert option and loaded every module that seemed to have to do with partitioning, but that made no change. Is there some simple option I am missing that might help it recognize that there are existing partitions? This was the "testing" installer if that makes any difference.
I am currently running an Asus EEe PC 1000H with Windows 7 installed on it. I am trying to set up a dual boot with Debian. My problem is: I boot the netbook via an SD card with the netinstaller image. When it comes to create partitions, the installer tells me, that my HDD is completely empty, which is not true. I have 3 partitions, one with w7, one with stuff (fat32) and one empty, where debian should go. Because it doesn't recognize my partitions, it only wants to create a new partition on the supposedly empty HDD, which is not what I want. Why does it not recognize my HDD? It always worked with Ubuntu, LinuxMint etc.
I got a new hard drive yesterday, a Seagate Baracuda XT 2000GB SATA3. I'm running it on the SATA3 jmicron chip in AHCI mode, and Opensuse 11.2 is having issues with using this hard drive properly.
The hard drive seems to take a while to detect, for one thing. After it is detected however, I am told I have no hard disk that can be used for installation. The exact message is:
"No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!"
After that, I'm told the partitioner can't read the partitions on my hard drive properly:
"The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.
You can use the partitions on disk /dev/sda as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or rename partitions from that disk with this tool."
I partitioned the new hard drive under Windows, with a partitioning tool called Partition Wizard (free / home version). I'm not sure if hard drives partitioned with this tool are not recognized by OpenSuse's partitioner, or if it's something else.
I already installed Windows on this hard drive, so I can't delete all the partitions I have so far and start all over again (I'm keeping my system a dual-boot between Windows 7 and openSuse 11.2). What can I do so OpenSuse will see and modify my partitions? If it is the partitioning not being understood, is there some sort of tool that can make the partition table of the hard disk linux-readable? (a free Windows program that could do such).
I have what seems to be a hard disk Write speed problems with my first hard drive. Timing the cp command of a 700 Meg file takes about 8 secs from disk 2 to 3 but takes 25 minutes from disk 2 to disk 1.
Here are the details: Kubuntu 9.04 (Kernel 2.6.28-15-generic) Hard Disk 1 : /dev/sda (WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0) Partitioned /dev/sda1 ext3 / 10 Gigs /dev/sda2 extended 222 Gigs /dev/sda5 linux-swap 2 Gigs /dev/sda6 ext /home 220 Gigs
Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdb (WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0) Partitioned : /dev/sdb1 ntfs 16 gigs /dev/sdb2 xfs /home/eric/data_drive 216 Gigs Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdc (ST3500320AS) Partitioned: /dev/sdc1 xfs /home/eric/data_drive2 465 Gigs
By doing 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdc1' takes about 8 seconds and same vice-versa. the command 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdb1/test1.avi takes about 11 seconds and the same holds true if sdc1 is used But copy sdb1 or sdc1/test.avi to either sda1 or sda6 and it takes 25 minutes. Same problem if I copy from the same drive partition (sda). I have booted a livecd Knoppix 6.2 and the same problems happens.. So safe to say it's not Kubuntu. The only thing that is left to do is backup and reformat the partitions as XFS and try again. I also did a full smartcontrol Extended test and no errors. Checked all the various logs and nothing found.
I just bought a new 2 TB hard disk to replace my old 175 gig one. I currently am dual-booting Lucid Lynx and Windows 7, and rather than go through the process of reinstalling both, then reinstalling all my programs, settings, and everything, I was wondering if there's a way I can just copy the partitions on my 175 GB disk to the new one, grow them to fill up the rest of the free space on the new 2 TB disk, and then plug that HD into the primary master plug on my motherboard... will that work?
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on my laptop HP pavilion 3046ee . When I reach the partition part , it doesn't detect the Windows 7 os , and doesn't detect any hard disk partitions ( it sees the whole hard disk as one unallocated partition ). I faced the same problem when I tried Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
I've a faulty hard disk I'm trying to read data from before I send it to the professionals. The disk makes some "good" mechanical noise when plugged into an IDE-USB header into my machine, so I think it's spinning up OK.
Under Windows, the disk is seen in admin tools but I can't do anything to it; it's unreadable and unalterable.
Under Linux (Ubuntu), I see the sdb appear in /dev. No partitions though (no sdb0 etc). At first, I thought this implied that my MBR was bad and the partitions could not be found. But, using dd suggests it's a little worse that:
To use squid i want to install linux in my 200 GB hard disk. I need guidance regarding to installation phase.A server which will be dedicated for squid proxy what things should I keep while installing my red hat linux operating system.I mean the partition sizes for swap ,root ,boot and any partion for squid cache should I need during making partitions ?
We have a server with RAID 0 with 4 hard disks on it each 250 GB. Linux kernel must find one hard disk named: /dev/sda with 1TB capacity. right? And also we have 2 partitions on sda: sda1 and sda2. We want to add another partition but we don't have enough space.
Now the problem: If we add another hard disk and run Code: fdisk -l Will the /dev/sda space incremented automatically so we can add new partitions or we must do something?
I tried to install ubuntu 10.10 today through livecd. but the partitions in my 60gb samsung harddisk are not detected. My entire harddisk is shown as unallocated free space. Also gparted is not detecting the partitions as well. I am currently not facing any problems with my partitions in windows xp. I tried the solution given here (to no avail): [URL]. I have had no such problems with previous versions of ubuntu.
I had ubuntu studio installed ( for the record I hated it and every ubuntu flavor I have ever used. ) After backing off all the stuff from my home dir I started to install testing from a dvd. ( Is there a net install for testing? I couldn't find it) Don't ask me how it happened but some times I would have two grub graphical boot menus. One would chain to the other. I suspect that happened from one of the very friendly updates ubuntu did. Well when I tried to install testing I got a red screen telling me that grub wouldn't install so I tried lilo. Well it wouldn't install either. Back in the old days when I was a slackware guy installing from a stack of floppies I had a trick to wipe out any boot loaders or other stuff that gave me a problem. I would dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<drive info such as hda with no partition number> .
This would write zeros over the drive and it would look like a new drive. So I did this trick. But still no joy ( this is a clue, dd was also thinking that the beginning of the drive was after the boot sector.). I suspected that the installer wasn't doing it's job right. So I got a PCLinuxOs disk and started that installer. The PCLinuOS installer has a cutesy visual bar that shows the partitions. Well sure enough the boot sector showed as blank. This was what the Debian installer had done. It left the boot sector blank and tried to install the boot loader right after it. This won't work. Now I consider when some version of Linux falls on it's face and another version does it right that the version that fell on it's face has a problem.
One might even call it a bug. But I don't know what to do about it. I don't think the problem is with grub or the installer itself. I think how the drive was looked at was faulty. That's why dd didn't blankout the boot sector. So what do I do to help get the Deb people to fix this? The more I think about it the more I think the problem is with udev ( what a surprise) I think this because I suspect dd looks to the info set out by udev to find the beginning of the drive.