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Old 06-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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Trying to install xubuntu... error messages during partitioning


I've been using ubuntu on my laptop for a while, but it's a bit slow and I've decided to switch to xubuntu. I want to just completely overwrite the drive, but whenever I start then installation, the file manager opens and I get the error message:

"The ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0)(sda)failed."

What does this mean and how do I fix it so that my hard drive is completely wiped and xubuntu is installed over it?
 
Old 06-06-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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OK I know this is a double post, but I've been trying to figure this out for over two hours. I haven't gotten anywhere and I have no idea what's going on. Why would the file manager open up during install anyway? Can anyone refer me to anywhere that could help? I'm just really confused right now.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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If you know what you're doing, try removing all the partitions you want to wipe, and create new ones from scratch, then format.

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Old 06-06-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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I could figure out how to get rid of the partitions maybe. As far as manually creating my own, I wouldn't know where to start.

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OK I've tried creating my own partitions:

-ext3 mount point /media/sda1
-swap

I've also tried just using what it gives me when I click on manual and all I get is an error saying "No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu." How do I set a root file system?

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Old 06-06-2007, 05:35 PM   #5
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Instead of using "/media/sda1" as the mount point, use "/" only. This is your root file system.

Sam
 
Old 06-06-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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It worked! Thanks and now I learned something.
 
  


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