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Old 08-05-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
swapnil5752
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Centos 6 Error while installation


When i try to install centos 6 on my machine Lenovo G510, while installation it gives error that there is no harddisk partition availale for installation.
help me out with solutions

thank you
 
Old 08-05-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Where you able to create partitions for you CentOS installation?

If Windows 8 is the other os on your Lenovo and you want to be in a dual boot you will have to partition (shrink Win's 8) accordingly.

When I installed Centos I created a partition (/EXT 4) for the filesystem and I created a linux-swap partition.
Than the instaler (Anaconda) installed CentOS to my hard disk.

Is this your machine?
http://www.pcworld.com/product/14258...-notebook.html

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Old 08-05-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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ya it is my machine.
the problem is , when I try for basic partition it throws an error saying there is no media hard disk available
 
Old 08-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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ya it is my machine.
the problem is , when I try for basic partition it throws an error saying there is no media hard disk available
Looking at the specifications of you Lenovo have a 500 GB hard drive.
Code:
"there is no media hard disk"
I could be mistaken but it sounds like the CentOS installer doesn't see your hard drive.

Is Windows 8 taking up the whole 500 GB hard drive?
If so run this command as 'root' using the CentOS CD/DVD in the terminal and post the output.
Code:
fdisk -l  (small letter L)
 
Old 08-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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CentOS and "notebooks" do not mix well

The redhat Enterprise Linux 6.5 code base that CentOS 6.5 uses
( or the CURRENT RHEL 7.0 and CentOS 7.0 )
was never intended for use on a "notebook"

it is primarily server operating system

Now while i use a variant of it everyday
ScientificLinux 6.5

I DO NOT USE IT AS MY EVERYDAY OPERATING SYSTEM !!!
it is a very poor choice for that

for everyday home use i use OpenSUSE
a operating system primarily FOR THE DESKTOP and one servers
 
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:28 PM   #6
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Here are some links to other distributions that you could try;swapnil5752-

http://www.opensuse.org/en/

I recently installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana for everyday use. You might like it.
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Debian is also a good distro and reliable in the department of stability.
https://www.debian.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZhcMBJDNZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA6dR_feBws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v7fnMfFdrI

Hope that helps:-
 
Old 08-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #7
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Quote:
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CentOS and "notebooks" do not mix well

The redhat Enterprise Linux 6.5 code base that CentOS 6.5 uses
( or the CURRENT RHEL 7.0 and CentOS 7.0 )
was never intended for use on a "notebook"

it is primarily server operating system
This is incorrect. RHEL builds an OS for desktops and laptops. They certify the hardware and work with vendors to make sure there is compatibility. Dell ships RHEL on laptops.
 
  


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