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?
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 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)
"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?
As I have no blank cds handy right now, I had to go the way descirbed here:URL...But when I seect my partition and / (no sub dirs, an empty ext3 formated 6.8GB partition, exclusivly for that usage) it tells me there ws no installation media found and the search path got automagically adjusted to /imges/image.img.And ideas howto fix that? Or how to install fedora from harddisk (without big fuss)?
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 am trying to upgrade RH9 to F10. I have downloaded dvd iso image i386. The SHA1 integrity check passes. The installer fails media check due to "errors". I did an independent verification of the DVD and zero errors found. Download was from Fedora's own torrent, so files should be verified anyway. If I bypass the media check I get the message : Running anaconda 188.8.131.52 the Fedora system installer - please wait.....
Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 9.10 x64 from a Live CD the installer freezes or quits when trying to partition the drive. I tried booting into the Live environment and using GParted but that would only let me make a ReiserFS partition without crashing. With the Reiser partition I tried the installation program again but this time the installer froze when trying to install the files.
My system specs are: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3.0GHz) 4GB RAM 500GB SATA2 HDD ATI Radeon HD 4770
Currently it also has a second SATA2 HDD with Windows 7 installed but I disconnect this during installations
I tried to install 64bit 10.04 Release Candidate but it fails every time. I have been using 64bit 9.10 Karmic on this computer so it's suitable for installation.
I tried to install from USB stick and from CD but same error at the same point! It fails just befere it starts to ask your locations etc...
There must be something totally wrong on installer. Checksums are ok etc...
Errors seen with CD and USB stick installation: Pop up: "Istalltion failed The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again."
On command line I can see following error message on CD:
I am trying to install Ubuntu as a secondary operating system on my Windows 7 PC.
System specs as follows: AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor 2.6 Ghz 4.00 GB RAM ATI Radeon 4600 series video card
I downloaded the 32-bit ISO image from ubuntu.com and burned it to a CD. When I try to boot, I get a purple splash screen with a couple of icons on the bottom. Shortly thereafter, I get another screen that says Ubuntu and has 5 dots on it that change color from red to white in sequence. During this time, my CD drive is active. After a very long time, the drive goes quiet and I get an error that the installer can't find the username or password. I don't remember the exact text of the error message. The system was hung and required a hard boot to recover.
Reading these forums, I rebooted the computer and this time pressed the escape key once the display had changed to the Ubuntu with the dots. The username/password error came up quickly and was followed by several "Bus error" messages. I ejected the CD and restarted the computer in order to come here for enlightenment. I'm reasonably good with Windows but a total neophyte when it comes to Linux. I'm going to try it again and this time record the exact error message (which is what I should've done initially).
When using the manual partitioner on the fedora 11 installer on the live cd, both for 64 bit and 32 bit, it will not allow me to create a new partition. I understand that I have four primary partitions and it cannot have more than that, so I tried deleting one of the partitions, then creating the new ext4 partition for F11. It still fails and gives me the same bugsee attachment)
how to read this, especially since there is so much there. I see at the top it says that there are 4 primary partitions, could it possibly still be seeing 4 primary partitions when trying to create the new one, even though I am deleting one of them? Other than this, I truly have no idea what else I can do.
EDIT: Attachment wont load up for some reason, here is some of the error file: anaconda 184.108.40.206-1.fc11 exception report Traceback (most recent call first): File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", line 183, in addPartition constraint.getPedConstraint())
So I decided to reinstall my 10.10 to undo the 'encrypted home folder feature.' I know are other ways to undo the encryption, but for various reasons I'd rather just do a quick reinstall and start fresh.Currently, I dual boot linux and windows, each with their respective partitions. There is also a storage partition that is fat32 to swap files between the two OSes. So the partitions are:
This laptop has been in the mainstream news as the cheapest Windows laptop available. Unfortunately it has a 64-bit CPU with 32-bit UEFI that dumps to the grub shell before installation. In addition, the built-in keyboard does not work.
As far as the dump to shell problem, this seems like something is not setup correctly in the grub UEFI configuration. This "hybrid" notebook should be using the multi-arch as I understand the situation. I noticed there is no grub configuration file in the multi-arch netinst ISO when I mounted it and looked around. I also noticed the standard netinst ISO is not easily mountable: there are errors when I try to mount the individual partitions to inspect the grub configuration. Additionally, Kubuntu boots perfectly aside from the keyboard issue. Devuan also boots when I modify the netinst to bypass gummiboot and use grub directly. Finally, the multi-arch grub shell freezes up when autocompleting and searching through the drives for the grub config, leading to a forced reboot. As an extra note, I tried 2 different flash drives and CD install media with the same results.
I tried many, many grub kernel combinations to fix the keyboard issue. It works in grub, but not in Linux. I was ultimately going to try a newer kernel to fix it.I was in a hurry to get something set up so back to the store it goes.
I am trying to clean install Jessie 8.3.0 onto an old PC, where I already have wheezy 7.7 working. I am using the 3 DVD- i386, which passed the integrity check.
Installation goes on smoothly till completing the "Select and Install SW" stage from 1st and 2nd DVD. At this point I get the warning that "Installation step failed, ..", giving the choice to repeat.
When repeated, the process gets completed (without asking for 2nd DVD), the new installation boots normally, but the KDE desktop opens irregularly, with some basic applications missing, and some flaws during certain operations.
The APT does not show any missing/broken link. I tried and repeat the installation with different choices as for kernels and/or desktops, but got the same result. I cannot guess where the problem originates, nor whether it is a known bug of the installer.
I installed 10.04 or 10.10 on my laptop, which also has a 200 GB USB drive attached. Now, I am trying to go back and use the installer to repartition the disk. I noted that the scan of the external drive took about an hour, because I was on a webinar while it was happening. It would be nice if Installer noticed and asked if I really intended to sit by for an hour while an external drive was scanned.
When I went into the partitioner, there was another scan of several minutes, and then when I downsized a partition on the internal drive from 76G to 46G, there was yet another lengthy scan on the external drive. So, I know about this, and it's user error that I forgot to disconnect the drive, but it would still be nice if Ubuntu with some clue about what's most likely my intention, i.e. to NOT install on an external drive.
I am attempting to install on a HP ML110 box. It has 2 SATA drives installed. From the live cd I can do fdisk -l and see both drives, I can see both from GPated but during the actual install it doesn't see any drives in which to install.
I've just put together a new machine and as I expected, there are some issues with hardware. I've just tried to set up the installation of ubuntu, got to the partitioning section and only my external hard drive is being picked up. The internal hard drive is a 1TB SATA drive plugged into a 6GB/s DATA port on my m/b (Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 running Intel i5 760 processor). I'm probably going to try the alternate CD to see if that works, but does anyone know if this is a common problem for any of my hardware? (I did a google but couldn't find anything).
I have a Dell Poweredge 2970 2x3.0 GHz AMD 64bit dual core, Perc 5/i controller, and 2 brand new Fujitso SAS 15K 146GB drives.
Trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 Server 64 bit from USB. At the point of detecting disks, the installer only recognizes the USB. The installation was created using Pendriveinstaller ver220.127.116.11 per Ubuntu Server web site instructions. I have the drives configured as 2 separate raid 0 arrays using the bios raid configurator. The drives have been initialized. (Tried before with a single Raid 1 array, but had same issue and since have read Ubuntu support for hardware raid is not great, so was going to bypass hardware raid for now).
I've seen some chatter on here about opening a terminal at this point and removing dmraid but don't see an option for terminal only shell.
I'm trying to install jessie on a new computer, but the installer does not see the hard drives. I copied the DVD-1 iso to a usb stick with dd (also tried the netinstall) and it boots, but when I get to partitioning, it only sees the usb drive. If I go to another virtual console and run dmesg or fdisk -l, all drives are seen correctly.
Back up a little - at first I tried the on-board raid, but when the installer couldn't see the drives, I went back into the bios and reset the sata mode to ahci. I've got it set to use bios/legacy OS, or whatever it's called, fast boot is disabled. Even if only one drive is connected, the debian installer does not see it. Then I read up on the fake raid I was trying to use and decided to go with software raid. Can't do that if there's no hard drives listed in the partitioner.
My own installer (refractainstaller) does work, and I've installed jessie with it a couple of times onto one drive, but I really wanted to use raid and lvm, and my installer doesn't do either of those things. No optical drive, but if that's the only way to install, I'll pull the one from my current box and use it for the install. I think I still have a blank CD or DVD lying around.
Hardware: ASUS H97-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel core i3 (the cheapest one at newegg) WD Black 1TB drives (2) GSkill cheap memory, which already passed a memtest.
I'm running into a weird problem when trying to install from the live CD I'm running. Basically, I have two hard drives: sda, a 160GB HDD which has Windows 7 on it, and is the one I would like to put kubuntu on; and sdb, which is a plain 500GB NTFS file system I keep all my personal stuff on.When I get to 'disk setup' and choose 'install side-by-side', it defaults to sdb instead of sda and I can't change it. I've created a 20GB partition on sda, which is where I want to put kubuntu, but it still defaults to sdb. I also can't figure out how to install to where I want using the advanced partitioning menu.
I am currently trying to install Debian Wheezy 7.6 x86_64 on an Intel Server System R2224GZ4GC4, but the Installer doesn’t recognise any of the devices attached to the onboard SATA controller.
Debian Version Debian Wheezy 7.6 x86_64
Hardware used Server: Intel Server System R2224GZ4GC4 Motherboard: Intel S2600GZ4 Onboard SATA Controller: Intel Patsburg 4-Port SATA Storage Control Unit (rev 06) Device on Port 0: Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD Device on Port 1: Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD Device on Port 2: Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD Device on Port 3: Intel 510 Series SSD
While the onboard SATA controller does support so-called “fake RAID,” this ‘feature’ has been disabled (i.e., the BIOS setting “SAS/SATA Capable Controller” is set to “INTEL(R) RSTe”). This is confirmed by the controller during the boot-up URL...Weirdly enough, the Intel 510 Series SSD contains an old system (Debian Squeeze 6.0, Kernel 2.6.35-5-amd64), which can boot and which does recognise all SSDs.
Remedies tried * I’ve compiled the list of SCSI, SAS and block device related modules that the Squeeze-System, which recognises the SSDs, used and manually loaded these modules during the install process.* I’ve tried to rescan the SCSI bus by:
Code: Select allfor host in /sys/class/scsi_host/*; do echo "- - -" > $host/scan; done* I’ve tried to remove all disks, save for the Intel 510 Serives SSD.* I’ve tried all of the above combined.
Just bought a new computer that I will use as server: Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H motherboard AMD Phenon II 1090T 16 Gb RAM 4 x Seagate 2Tb hard disks
I tried to install Ubuntu server 10.04 and 10.10, both 64 bit, having similar results. Also I have tried enabling and disabling the RAID card. On 10.04 installer hangs preparing disk partitioning phase at 43%, on 10.10 hangs at the same stage 45%. Must I download something and apply before that phase?
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