OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 - Unable To Partition Disk (Error 1007)

Mar 13, 2011

HP 6930 laptop
It had Win7 64bit installed across the whole drive (100MB sys reserved and C: taking up the rest), I was successfully able to shrink the C: partition to 60GB. So I know have a working copy of Windows 7 on 60GB with 60GB or free space. I boot to 11.4, the installer works great so far and is real fast, I get to the spot where I choose my partitions for nix(tried both auto and manual) then I click OK at the warning to start writing to the disk and ....error 1007, the installer is unable to create the partitions.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Recevied Error 1007 When Preparing The Disk ?

Mar 12, 2011

I installed today opensuse 11.4 and during the installation i recevied error 1007 when preparing the disk. the partitions then couldn't be read, i had windows 7 installed on it. i tried to fix mbr but no luck. from the rescue i can see the partition by this command fdisk -l

How can get to restore my laptop to original,?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Suse 11.4 Partition Error 1007

Mar 28, 2011

Been happy with 10.3 and 11.3 almost ready to go over to Ubuntu due to partitioning bug in 11.4. Getting error 1007 on first partition written to disc. Abort, go to live CD keeps getting size of swap file wrong should be 2.00 GB, usually it is 2.01 GB. Deleted parts, tried to create using live CD 11.4. Same result. I create partitions first in 11.3 live CD then install 11.4 without formating. Will this work? Also issue with waening about Grub and disc size over 125 GB. New laptop Acer Aspire, will BIOS be ok. Dont want to lose win7 as OEM.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Unable To Print To A HP Laserjet P 1007 Network Printer

Jul 9, 2010

I have a Windows print server (Win XP SP2) and a 1 opensuse client. I have setup cups as per the following document:

Printer Sharing: Windows Print Server for Suse/openSUSE Linux Clients [Samba and LPD]

I am not using Samba. The setup went fine, but I am not able to print to it. There are other clients (all Windows) that are printing fine to this print server. The following is what I see in the /var/log/cups/error_log:

[Job 3] recoverable: Unable to connect to printer; will retry in 30 seconds...

I am using DHCP in this LAN. Ping is working fine (client's hosts file updated with the print server's ip address.). This looks like a networking issue.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Invalid Partition Table / Error Message Corrupt Partition?

May 20, 2010

I was installing opensuse 11.2 in parallel with windows xp.but during installation suddenly power has gone and after that opensuse is giving me the error message corrupt partition.i am also not able to login in xp. so I decide to reinstall windows, I got the error saying "invalid partition table" after the first restart of windows xp installation.

I tried to use windows system recovery console and committing fixmbr and fixboot commands, but didn't work.
i have 2 window partition(1 for windows and 1 for data).i do,nt want to format 2,nd partition.

How can I installed windows?My plan was first to install windows xp, then opensuse again.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installation Progress Stops In 88% / Message Error / Error Copy Live Image To Disk

Oct 12, 2010

Greetings from Greece. I tried to install opensuse 11.3 in an empty disk . Unfortunately the installation progress stops in 88% and the message error says "error copy live image to the disk". I have burn two different cd but the result is always the same.Is it a hardware problem or the cd is not correct?I had the 11.2 version in the same pc without any problem for a long time.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Altered Partition On An External Disk - Can Recover The Data

Aug 28, 2010

I have a 250 GB external disk, where there was store a hundred and something GB of data. Pictures, music, documents and TV-shows. It was FAT32. In an attemt to make an live USB drive with openSUSE, I did exactly what I shoulden't do: I mistook the external disk for the the USB drive. Now the external disk has a 700 mb linux partition, while 232.2 GB is unpartitioned. TestDisk from CGSecurity is looking to see if there is a lost partition table there, somewhere. Is there anything I can do? There was no formating, so the data is still there (except for those 650 mb that was overwritten). Is there any way to rebuild the old partition?

Output from "fdisk -l":

Disk /dev/sdc: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 238475 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes


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OpenSUSE Install :: Deleting SDA Partition On Multi OS Disk And Grub Booting?

Mar 17, 2011

That is my disk

fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 3724 29912998+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 29256 30401 9205245 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 3725 4271 4393777+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda4 * 4272 12104 62918572+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 3725 4271 4393746 82 Linux swap / Solaris

I want ot install a new opensuse 11.4 as yest another OS. Due to the fact that I already have 4 sda partitions, I have to make some changes. What I am thinking about is to copy the sda2 (windows recovery) data to some folder etc (nevermind), then delete the sda2. Then I want to create a new primary partition for the new suse 11.4 and install it. What is worying me is the grub boot menu. I was planning to edit the new one (the opensuse 11.4), with old data.

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.2 -
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080105BB0F00WDHE41DC-part4 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080105$
initrd /boot/initrd- .....

Now my question is will the settings of (hda0,n), change due to the fact that I have deleted the sda2? I have a lot of unused space at the end of my disk and want to create a new "sda2" there.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Install 12.1 M5 From Hard Disk - Error - No Repository Found

Sep 13, 2011

I would like to test 12.1 M5 on my real hardware, so I have special for this purpose two additional partitions (sda2 (to install milestone) and sda3 (to store installation ISO files)). I am running my stable 11.4 with Grub on sda1.

I do not like to burn DVDs just for short test of one milestone, so I was used to download DVD ISO, to unpack it to sda3 partition with all its files, then I changed Grub to boot install Linux from sda3. Installation complains there is no DVD or CD, then I chose to force installation from hard disk and select sda3 partition and select root directory "/". As I was used to from 11.4 this will start installation as it would be started from DVD.

But I think the problem has appeared since 12.1, where I get message: No repository found. (on sda3 / ), so the installation does not start.

I know this is not official way to install openSuse, but it worked before, and it was fast and easy for me, to install from hard disk.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Hard Disk Error -1013?

Mar 13, 2010

I have a qzd notebook with an rdc 1010 flash drive. I have downloaded the new 11.2 version of opensuse and it now recognises it, so thanks for that.Only trouble is I get an error message of:Failure occured during following action: Setting disk label of disk /dev/sda to msdos. System error code was: -1013A little history is required in orderI had windows xp installed to begin with (fool me ay!) and when I installed the adobe flash player 10, it always crashed my internet explorer, so i managed to find flash player 7, which I installed and it worked (kind of; it played videos, but stallingly; although this might be to do with the fact that i was also upgrading to IE 8 at the same time) but after a few seconds of it playing a video the computer reset and the message DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER appears. It seems that this flash player was some kind of virus and I worry that it may of damaged the flash drive, or is it that it's just messed up the MBR.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Disk Error Grub Stage 1.5 ?

May 2, 2011

Every time I start my computer, I get a message saying:

I press any key, and the start-up completes without further problems. The first line on the screen after I press any key is

I`ve looked on the web, and grub stage 1.5 seems to be where the size of the hard drive is identified. Problems often seem to be linked to partitioning. My hard drive has (since new) a 115GB and a 5GB partition.

When I try to access the 5GB partition, I get the following error message:

Linux 2.6.34-12-desktop i686
System: openSUSE 11.3 (i586)
KDE: 4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) "release 2"

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OpenSUSE Install :: Disk Read Error - Can't Boot Windows ?

Apr 8, 2011

I have multi-version Kernels on a Dual Boot WinXP / openSUSE 11,3 box. It's been a LONG time since I needed to boot to Win XP and now that I find that I can't get to it, I can not say for sure what I did to break it. Looking back, I suspect that the method I used for the recent removal of one of the Kernel versions may have been innappropiate. Rather than unchecking in versions/package groups I may have just removed the unwanted kernel in the package list. Not sure. I've tried dinking around with menu.lst and Yast Boot Loader to no success. I get errors depending on what I messed with. Didn't try to reinstall grub until I checked here for help with a fix.

Here's some info:


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OpenSUSE Install :: Error: Operand Expected /dve/disk/by-label//

Apr 28, 2011

I just installed OS 11.4 this morning. Was previously on CentOS. I chose to have it import the partition & raid setup during install. Now when it boots it hangs with

"Could not find /dev/disk/by-label //" "Want me to fall back to /dev/disk/by_id/ata-ST(lots of drive stuff) -part2 (Y/n)" If I just hit ENTER at that point the boot will go on and it runs fine, but it stalls every time with that same error on boot. I did quite a bit of searching with Google and here (the search here considers every word in the error message to be too short or too common).

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OpenSUSE Install :: Error 22: No Such Partition

Nov 27, 2009

my desktop has two hdd(sda+sdb recognized as (hd1)and (hd0)respectively..)sda has vista on it. sda is comprised of several simple volumes which vista calls dynamic ntfs..sdb has four primary partitions: sdb1; sdb5,sdb6, sdb7. sdb5,6,7 are extended partitions,together put as sdb2.

sdb5 for swap, sdb6 for (/)(does this mean root partition? but /root and /home are on the same level..), sdb7 for /home; this is suse 11.0.I delete the last simple volume of sda, and divided it into three partitions: sda8,9,10. sda8 for swap, 9 formatted as ext3 for /home, 10 formatted as ext4 for /.And I want to keep the current grub, so I chose the boot loader location to "Boot from Root Partition" in Boot Loader Settings. At the last minute of installtion, a dialog tells me:


grub> setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 --force-lba (hd1,9) (hd1,9)
Error 22: No such partition
(hd1,9) is surely sda10 which is mounted to '/'. why would grub not recognize this partition?

This error message always shows up whenever I boot to "rescue installed system" from dvd and try to reinstall grub to root partition, ie. (hd1,9). I tried to put one entry in the menu.lst of suse 11.0 :


title openSUSE 11.2
rootnoverify (hd1,9)
chainloader +1

But instead of boot into 11.2, it gives me a message "No such a partition"Until now the only successful boot into suse is through the dvd rescue mode-> boot into installed systems. later tries all failed.. with a message "modprobe: FATAL: Could not open.ko", the screen freezed, number led indicator and caps lock led both flashing on and off. I had to press the RESET on the box..

the good thing is suse 11.0 is still bootable, the current grub not crumbled..but the strange is grub cannot be installed. maybe it's due to ext4 format? In 11.0 if I try to mount /dev/sda10 to /mnt, it would say unknown file system 'ext4'.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Increase The Size Of Boot Partition?

Jul 31, 2010

I have setup my opensuse 11.3 machine w/ LVM support for everything but boot. I have the following disks:

/dev/sda1 - 70.57 MB /boot
/dev/sda2 - 5.81 GB back up for original windows
/dev/sda3 - 292.21 GB LVM group.

When I attempt to resize the 70.57 MB partition, it tells me that 70.57 mb is the max that this partition can be. This was true even during the install

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OpenSUSE Install :: Grub Error 17 On SDC2 Partition

Feb 16, 2010

I'm a Windows 7 user attempting to install openSUSE in a partition on a separate hard disk, and am receiving grub error 17 on install. My windows partition is sdb1, and my (hopeful) openSUSE partition is sdc2. When I attempt to redefine the grub config after receiving the error message, there are no mounted drives in my "/dev/" folder to point to, nor can I find the kernel image or RAM disk in my "/boot/" folder.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Invalid Partition Table Error?

May 8, 2010

I installed openSUSE on a XP runnng computer and every thing is OK.When I tried to Install a new XP, I got this error:Code:Invalid Partition Table I fixed it by reinstalling GRUB using Rescue System.I tried fix mbr on XP Repair System and I got that error again.Now I want to keep XP and remove openSUSE. But computer only boots by GRUB and XP's boot loader is unable to boot and shows that error

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OpenSUSE Install :: Error 17: Cannot Mount Selected Partition

Jul 9, 2010

I installed Mac OS X 10.6, Windows 7 Ultimate, and made 4 partitions.OSX and 7 installed fine, but when I tried to install SUSE, it stopped at 92%.I get this error:


grub>setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 --force-lba (hd0,3) (hd0,3)
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
grub> quit

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OpenSUSE Install :: Get An Error Message That Basically Says:kernel.desktop - Unable To Install, Exit Status 127.I?

Apr 28, 2010

I'm having an issue when I'm trying to install SuSE linux onto my desktop.I go through all the steps and everything looks okay, but when it starts to install the packages, I get an error message that basically says:kernel.desktop - unable to install, exit status 127.I have a ATI X1950 video card in the computer, as well as a AMD 64 FX CPU in the system.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Error -3033 When Installing 11.3 64 With An Encrypted Partition

Jan 30, 2011

I got this error when installing 11.3 64 with the home partition encrypted.

"Failure occurred during the following action: Setting up encrypted dm device on /dev/sda7 System error code was: -3033"

Can I encrypt /home after the install? Should I?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Error Re-installing Windows On Existing Partition

Feb 7, 2011

What just happened was that I was experiencing some serious blue screen errors in Windows all of a sudden, so I loaded up my recovery partition for windows, and ran the "Restore complete system function". At some point, it had to restart, and I got the BIOS error "Unable to detect operating system". Eventually I got openSUSE to work again by reinstalling it using my DVD. However, now, whenever I load my windows partition, I get a windows error that says it cannot configure Windows on my hardware! The furthest it gets is a blue Windows screen that says "Please wait while Windows continues to configure your hardware."

My windows version is Vista, and I use openSUSE 11.3 as my primary partition. My question is this: How can I re-install Windows onto my partition? I have a recovery partition setup still, but I'm afraid that the Restore Complete System function will mess with my linux partitions again!

All I want Windows for is to play WoW! Running WoW through Wine is fail on my laptop for some reason, its far too slow and problematic. Please help me... some Linux forums just trashed me for using Windows at all, but its my only option available for my particular spec of computer to play this game, so that type of advice doesn't help me much. Feasible alternatives to a Windows partition would be nice, but Wine clearly doesn't work for me like I desire.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Format - "Disk In Use, Cannot Add Partition"

Mar 31, 2010

I'm new to linux and this is my first post. I have two SATA hard disks of 160 GB each. I have windows 7 on one of the disks and the other one is left empty (Unused). When I tried to install open SUSE 11.2, I select the expert partioner. I could see the disks as,

and not as /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. Under the disks section, i could see sda and sdb. But when i tried to select sdb and try to add a new partition, I get a message, "Disk in use, cannot add partition" .I want to install SUSE on the unused disk.

motherboard: asus p5n e sli
grapics: nvidia quadro 540
cpu: intel core 2 duo
hard disks: Seagate 160GB x 2

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OpenSUSE Install :: Windows Disabled My Partition - Error 15 File Not Found

Sep 10, 2009

Getting back my OpenSuse OS/partition.

Background: I had a dual boot system, Win XP followed by OpenSuse 11.1 install. I tweaked it a lot to get my wireless card and Nividia card working. Finally got it to a stage where it was working great.

What happened: For some reasons windows XP had some issues and I had to reinstall the OS. Since I have the openSuse install DVD lying around I took the bold step of reinstalling windows knowing that it will blow away the Grub from MBR. However, during the windows setup, the setup said something about setting the Linux partition as inactive (I think so). Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact message.

After finishing the XP install, I booted in with the XP Cd and tried the repair option to repair the MBR. That really messed up the MBR. So much so that booting back with XP boot CD and running fixmbr didn't work. Finally reinstalled windows again.

Now I am not sure what should I do next.

I tried using the superGrubDisk but it gives the following error: Error 15 File not found.

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Feb 27, 2011

think my partition table is messed up but i am not really able to fix it with my little knowledge about testdisk and fdisk. This is what the command fdisk -l -u reports:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors


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Ubuntu :: Gparted Error: Can't Have A Partition Outside The Disk

Jun 29, 2011

I was upgrading Ubuntu to Natty last night, but it crashed just before completion. Then, I couldn't mount the drive so I'm now booting it from the live disc. I go into gparted, but it gives me an error saying:

Can't have a partition outside the disk!

I have /root and /home in separate partitions, so I must find a way so that /home can survive. I've run testdisk and this is what I get:

Disk /dev/sda - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19458 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* FAT16 >32M 0 1 1 14 254 63 240912 [DellUtility]
P FAT32 LBA 15 0 1 4192 254 63 67119570 [NO NAME]


There are only 2 Linux partitions, Linux and Swap, so it seems that my /home has disappeared! Is there a way to recover it? Also, how do I fix Gparted's complaint?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Boot Into The OS - Error 25 GRUB Stage 1.5 ?

Jul 31, 2009

A few days ago I decided to ditch Windows for good. I read for hours about a Linux distro and settled on OpenSUSE.

I just need to say one thing. Linux is not for the feint of heart, and everywhere I turn (forums), I see computers riddled with error messages, frustrated people, and the list goes on.

I'm willing to work through this though since I feel that the benefits will outweigh anything that Microsoft can offer, so here goes.

Upon installing the new build of OpenSUSE, I encountered an error message that was fixed by hitting retry (I forgot the name, but I remember it being something like Etk3 or something of the sort).

My issue now is not being able to boot into the OS. I'm getting Error 25 from GRUB on stage 1.5

I've installed 11.1 over my Windows XP partition. I want XP no more. Additionally, I read the sticky and followed all the instructions. I also selected the KDE desktop (I still don't know the difference between that and GNOME despite Googling it several times).

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Aug 1, 2010

I tried to install openSUSE 11.3 from the Gnome live CD. I have two disks in my system, one with a Windows Vista x64 install, and another with a Vista x86 install which I no longer need and quite a bit of free space. I want to install Linux on it. I switch OS's by switching the boot disk in BIOS, so I don't really need a boot manager, but openSUSE installs GRUB by default, so I used it.

The Vista x86 partition is a primary partition at the start of the disk, and after it there's an extended partition with quite a few logical partitions. At the end of this extended partition I added partitions for swap, / and /home (ext4 all), and a new primary partition at the end for /boot. (I actually created these for a failed Linux Mint install, but I used them and reformatted during the openSUSE install.)

I made the Vista x86 inactive and the /boot partition active, and this works. At least, I get as far as seeing a menu which I guess is GRUB. Before that I get "Error 22: No Such Partition". If I choose openSUSE from the GRUB menu I get:

Booting 'openSUSE 11.3'
root (hd1,2)
Error 22: No Such Partition

I booted from the live CD again and checked the /boot, / and /home partitions, and they contain data, so they must be formatted fine.

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Sep 8, 2010

Just ran into a problem involving mdadm, a disk which had been in a raid array, and an attempt to reformat. Basically, I went to reformat some partitions which had been in raid, and one of them threw the error andy@andy-desktop:~$ sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb5 mke2fs 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010) /dev/sdb5 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! An attempt to umount revealed it was not mounted. lvdisplay and fuser did not reveal anything to me, so I just started looking around. I was graphically navigating /dev and noticed a /dev/md_d0 which did not look like /dev/md_d1 etc (it was missing a little arrow). I had not seen this notation before (my raid was md0), but figured it couldn't hurt to try stopping it.

andy@andy-desktop:~$ sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md_d0
mdadm: md device /dev/md_d0 does not appear to be active.
andy@andy-desktop:~$ sudo mdadm --stop /dev/md_d0
mdadm: stopped /dev/md_d0

After this, the partition formatted fine! I saw a lot of instructions including zeroing the partition and removing a logical volume, but the above was the only thing which worked for me! Just posted it in case it helps someone else. I know I've not been terribly technical!

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Aug 16, 2010

Our Sled 10.1 server is running as a VM on VSpher 4. After a power outage we can not log into the server we get the Error in Module message. I can however disable the nic card for the server in the vm console and the system logs in with no problem.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Setups Not To Run In "GRUB Hard Disk Error"

Dec 18, 2009

In terms of hard disk failure when using raid 1 setup,how important is to use one of the following (example) partition setups not to run in "GRUB hard disk error" if one of the disks fails.Which method is prefered? To make "boot" partition or not?

* /boot 100 MB
* /swap 1GB
* / 10 GB
* /home (the rest of the hard disk)


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