Fedora Installation :: Error - No Usable Disks Have Been Found
Feb 25, 2011
I'm in the process of trying to install FC14 64 bit to my Window 7 64 bit system. This new system has a 6.0 Gb/s internal hard drive.When I reboot with the F14 install disk I have made it past the disk verification (is Verified) and then picking a language but then I get the message "No usable disks have been found". In Win 7, the Disk Management window shows that 184 GB of space are free. Is there some disk preparation that I should do to make this space available?
I got a new computer (core i7, 6gb ram, 500gb hdd).I first installed Windows 7, because I remembered how Fedora 9 created a dual-boot screen nicely, while if I installed XP on a system with Fedora 9 it would just take over the boot and boot to XP.Anyway, so Windows 7 is installed, and I got the Fedora 11 DVD install.I partitioned the hdd as thus (on win7 installation): 93gb windows system, 300gb media partition, 90gb unformatted.When I boot the installation and select the "use free space" I get an error that there isn't enough free space on the disks to create the layout.I also tried to create a custom layout, but after a few errors I gave up on that what should I do to get Fedora 11 installed?
the hard disc has two partitions, one is 156gb ntfs, currently with windows xp prof sp2, and I am trying to install linux to the second partition, also currently ntfs.I am not a total newbie (i used fedora 10 last semester and ubuntu the semester before that). I have tried installing ubuntu9.04, fedora 10, fedora 11, and opensuse11.1 to this computer, and every time the installation probes for hard disks it comes up with zip, unless I have my external disks connected. Otherwise "No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!"with OK button.
I also tried with gparted to see if I could find the hard disk, and still had no luck. I googled my problem and found others with similar problem but no satisfactory solution.does anybody have any idea what could be wrong and how to fix it??
I'm trying to install Fedora 13 on my HP dv6 laptop and when I try to use the Use Free Space installation type, I receive a Partitioning Error: Could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks. Before I started the install, I used the Disk Management utility in Windows 7 to shrink the volume of the C: drive down to 242 GB and leaving 210 GB Unallocated. Here is what the screen looks like when I select Create Custom Layout (also receive the not enough free space error):
I previously used 11.1 with KDE 3.5. Since I have /home on a separate partition I decided to install 11.2 from scratch to avoid any conflicts with KDE 4 installing. No problems on first reboot and some updates were installed. Now at each boot I'm dropped into text login. If I try <startx> I get <no screens found> and /var/log/Xorg.0.log gives <screens found but none have usable configuration>. However if I add vga=952 at the boot screen (for a 1280x800 laptop) I get into graphical login and everything works well (yes even KDE 4). Below is an snip from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
I've been trying to install Fedora 13 and have been running into an issue where the installer cannot find the single hard drive on the system.
I've been running Fedora 11 successfully since it came out, however, I've tried installing Fedora 12, Fedora 13 (i386 and x86_64), Red Hat 6 Beta, and all cannot see the disk.
Fdisk -l shows no devices
modinfo mptsas on the working (Fedora 11) install shows the following:
On Fedora 13 it shows a version of 3.04.13, not sure if that matters. Also, looking at the console messages I noticed some errors like:
WARNING - Issuing Reset from mpt_config!
Also, there is only ONE HD installed, and even though there's a raid controller in the system, raid is not configured. I've also tried every combination of raid setup in the bios setup and none have made a difference.
I'm totally new to linux and a more experienced friend advised me to install slackware if I want to get the best possible understanding of how linux works. I've installed slackware but having logged in as root, when I type the command "startx" to load the GUI I get this error message:
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 24 14:40:24 2010 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (EE) intel(0): Given depth (4) is not supported by I830 driver (EE) intel(1): [drm] failed to set drm interface version. (EE) intel(1): Failed to become DRM master.
Created abt 16.4 gb free space using Disk Management in vista. I read the sticky on installing from the live cd and did accordingly. Whatever Partition i create first (boot or /), it gets done. However, when tryin to create the 2nd partition, i get "Could not allocate requested partitions:Not enough free space on disks." Cant proceed any further.
I have downloaded fedora 10, i386 and right to DVD/UD using 4x write speed. I have one machine have installed win xp, now i want to over right here, when i select installation , its asking common questions like language, drivers, when i select from Local CD/DVD i got 'No Driver Found' Error.
I am getting a message at my first re-boot after install of "Error 15: File Not Found", and that's as far as it goes. I just installed Fedora 11 on a Drive that I had recently ran Ubuntu 9.04. I did re-partition and format the drive. I am also running Win XP Pro on another drive, and can boot from either. The computer is older, but all the hardware seemed to work fine with Ubuntu and altough I had to format the install drive a couple times the installation seemed to go ok.
After preupgrading without problems, I did not reboot the computer inmediatly. I was surprised that, although preupgrade had finished, the terminal window was yet active and I closed it. On reboot, in the Grub window, one of the options is "Actualizar a (upgrade to) Fedora 14". If I select it I get: "Booting 'Actualizar a Fedora 14 (Laughlin)'
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=hd:UUID=02f7302b-aa56-4c33-b533- fa1549aa0860:/upgrade/ks.cfg stage2=hd:UUID=02f7302b-aa56-4c33-b533-fa1549aa0860:/upgrade/install.img initrd /upgrade/initrd.img Error 15: File not found Press any key to continue....."
and pressing a key it returns to the Grub window. The /upgrade directory doesn't exist, but it does the /boot/upgrade where the vmlinuz is. uninstall and reinstall the preupgrade, rebooting inmediatly, but I don't know how to uninstall and if this is the solution. How can I uninstall the preupgrade?
I am trying to install kcachegrind and during the ./configure phase I got the following error: Checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
Now I guess I have QT installed and I tried to do the following: ./configure --with-qt-includes=/usr/lib64/qt4/include but that did not work either.. actually checking further I found that the folder include is missing in usr/lib64/qt4/ !!!!
My system is a Lenovo B500 All-In-One, with an Nvidia GTS 250M video card. nv seems to work okay, but I cannot get the desktop to load with the nvidia driver (nvidia-current, from the repository). I've been hacking away at this for a week and a half with no results. Every time I try to boot with the nvidia driver, the splash screen comes up for a second, the screen flashes a couple times between a "static" screen and tty2, then the screen seems to go to a test mode, where it flashes a series of solid colors indefinitely. Looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, I see the following:
(II) May 08 19:06:53 NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is (II) May 08 19:06:53 NVIDIA(0): enabled. (WW) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Failed to enable display hotplug notification
just installed a fresh copy of fedora 12 and getting this error when trying to update the system.
Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'> Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in <module> main()
Running System>Adminstration>Software Udates, I get the following errors
Similarly, if I click on System>Add/Remove Software>Package Collections, I get No groups could be found. A cache refresh should fix this. I don't see how to do a cache refresh. I tried rpm --rebuilddb, which didn't do any good and um clean all which also did no good. I did manage to do the updates with yum updates But I don't want to have to use yum at the command line all the time to do updates.
Trying to launch Second Life gives the following error message:
You are running the Second Life Viewer on a x86_64 platform. The most common problems when launching the Viewer (particularly 'bin/do-not-directly-run-secondlife-bin: not found' and 'error while loading shared libraries') may be solved by installing your Linux
This problem was easily found using search with solutions for Fedora 11.
The following information has been found for adding the 32 bit support to Fedora 11 but it does not work in Fedora 12.
The file created in the instructions below is a list of the 32 bit libraries. It is then called as input to yum to simply install them.
"Add the Libraries Next, add the 32-bit libraries by copying the following list, and pasting it into a text file. Save it as �Fedora-ia32.txt�."
Another post says that was all unnecessary as the following commands would do the same thing.
Could have simply been achieved by calling:$ yum install SDL.i586...(Or by selecting SDL.i586 in add/remove programs.)
The problem I have with Fedora 12 are neither of these will install anything in Fedora 12. Looking at add/remove programs does not yield anthing that looks like it is 32 bit support when searching with the argument "SDL".
Does anyone know how to install 32 bit support into Fedora 12 64 bit version ? I like the simple yum expression rather than long lists like the first example uses, but I'll try anything if it works.
A side question to this entire experiment is what chance would you give to Second Life being able to be run remotely using VNC? I would think if it runes on the Linux machine, using a remote terminal would have little impact. Using VNC isn't the usual way this will be run, I just wonder if it would work at all.
I'm fairly new to Ubuntu/Linux. Here's the problem I'm encountering after I tried to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.10. I was installing from a CD, as I tried to install alongside Windows XP, (The setup detected 2 hard drives, the first one was 40 GB, with all my windows stuff on it, the other was a 160 GB one), I got the message "error informing kernel about changes made to .....", which would not disappear no matter what I clicked. So, choosing the seemingly only option, I force powered down the computer. As I powered it back on.
Windows did not boot, instead I just got a black screen of nothing but a flashing _. I tried booting from the LiveCD again, which worked well enough, EXCEPT, the 40 GB hardrive full of my Windows stuff and files was not detected, and the 160 GB drive was detected only in the drives tool, but not accessible. I have no clue as to how to: 1. retrieve important files from my 40 GB drive. 2. Restore Windows XP professional.
I have/had a PC with several hard drives, and a mix of ubuntu and windows on multi boot.The old boot drive died screaming, and I need to start again. (But my data is safe! yay!)
Is there anything special about which drive can be the main drive to start booting from? Or to put it another way, can I install to any of the other 3 and expect it to work, or do I need to switch them around so a different drive is on the connections for the recently dead one?
I must say, the RPMfusion version of the Nvdia driver package work better with FC10 than they did under FC9 for me, which is to say: they work at all. Still get corrupted output after a few hours of work, but I imagine that's just the underlying weakness of the Nvidia driver bubbling up. Either way, now I have other problems:
First off, the Intel driver for my onboard video setup has stopped working entirely. The attempt to bring up X on the Intel setup gets me to the KDE login screen and locks the machine up hard (poweroff required). A look at the xorg.0.log shows that the server seems to be stuck in a loop trying to determine the valid video properties for the session.
Here's my xorg.conf, BTW. I have it setup to perform different configurations depending on which DefaultServerLayout line gets uncommented (lines 4 - 6). If anybody has a better way of doing this, I'm all ears. While we're on my xorg.conf, pleas view lines 64-67 and/or 75-77. This is my quickie way of changing drivers (again, all ears) which brings us to the next problem, neither the nv or nouveau drivers work with my system. Interestingly enough, both drivers tend to fail in the same relative spot in the process, I think. Please refer to line 207 of this xorg.0.log with the nv driver or line 140 of this xorg.0.log from the nouveau setup. Either way, both sessions die with the same message: (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found Gotta go, x session getting corrupt,,,
I have downloaded NETINSTALL disk from debian.org burned it and during installation it says that error and inst will not continued. This disk havent error replace disks and reburned them. On this computer debian 6 has been installed two weeks ago. "Running post-installation trigger fontconfig" on this stage i have fail.
I'm on slackware64-current. When I start xfig, it issues a warning "Unable to load any usable fontset". Then, it exits/aborts as soon as I try to browse the library (Shift-l, select a library, bang).Couldn't find much via google about the message. Does it work on your slack current?
$ xfig Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion Warning: Cannot convert string "-URW-Nimbus Roman No9 L-medium-r-normal--34-*-*-*-*-*-*-
I have a laptop HP Pavilion, on which I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I erased the whole disk and used the option manually define the partitions.
Here is my partition table given by gparted: Partition File system Mount point unallocated 1 MB /dev/sda1 vfat /windows /dev/sda2 ext4 / /dev/sda3 extended extended /dev/sda5 linux-swap /dev/sda4 ext4 /home
I installed Ubuntu and everything went fine. But now I want to install WinXP from an original Microsoft CD-rom and I get the follow error: Unable to install windows, no hard disks found, contact your dealer (or something like that, it is translated from Dutch). I tried everything, formatting my hard disk with gparted NTFS, formatting mkfs.vfat, with no luck.
Today I installed Fedora12 from the DVD, so this is my first contact with all of you. The last years I ran very well with gentoo, but the time for system maintenance got to big the last few times I updated the system, so I decided to change and here am I. The Problem: My system is newly installed from the DVD and I was trying to run the first update, but got the following errormassage by KPackageKit:
Code: Error Type: Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in main() File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3122, in main backend.dispatcher(sys.argv[1:]) File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 710, in dispatcher self.dispatch_command(args, args[1:])
It occured after informing me about the amount of packages that need to be updated and a message about some dependencies that have to be newly installed. At the moment I'm a bit lost about what to do. Also I realy don't know which system-information would be useful - let me know and I will answer.
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)Linux rpmL 18.104.22.168-170.2.68.fc10.86_64 #1 SMP Wed May 20 22:47:23 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linuxere my predicamenti got a HP pavilion laptop running that Nvidia graphics card, on that build. So it was a fresh FC10 install, but it would hang up, and only load if i hit the keypad/mouse, which it still does. Eventually it gets to the shell login screen. root login and i then did a yum update, which got me to the current build. that didnt work. NO x window still.
tried startx again, got me an error. found something that said add "vga=ask" to the grub loader, which still loads into shell, but when i do startx, it made me a xorg.conf.new, which i copied into /etc/X11 rebooted and tried again. still have to move the mouse or keypad for the load to start (no idea y) but it loads to shell, and startx works.
I installed fedora 15 last night, everything installed ok, but i noticed that when i shut down and before i log on, even just running from the cd, a brief message saying something along the lines of "Register 0x00004030 not found in PLL" comes up.
Is this normal? ive installed ok and every update so far has worked so i dont think its a corrupt install. Ive gone back to ubuntu for the time being but I wish to go back to fedora, though I just want to know what this error is
I`m having a problem with upgrading my Fedora 11 to either Fedora 12 or Fedora 13. When i start preupgrade, it lists all packages that need to be upgraded, but then it ends with the message that none of the mirrors can be found. I`m seeing the messages in the console, and indeed all the mirrors return "HTTP Error 404: Not Found". Any idea how to change this and eventually do an upgrade?. I also downloaded the Fedora 13 DVD, and tried to upgrade that way, but it never showed me the window which must give me the option to upgrade instead of doing a fresh install. The explanation in the official website clearly shows that this window exist, but after several tries with the DVD I did not get it.