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Old 03-28-2003, 09:50 AM   #1
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Linux halts at partition check before installation starts.


Hey all, i've tried installing numerous distro's on my secondary machine and they all halt at when checking the hda0 partition.
I've tried re-partitioning and formatting the drive several times but nothing seems to work. It's a fujitsu 20gb.

 
Old 03-28-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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it might be that you are partitioning ur hdd wrong...post info on how u partitioning it..but is this a new hdd? i am guessing no considering it's size, and were you able to install other os on this hdd like windows for instance??
 
Old 03-28-2003, 12:40 PM   #3
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There is a known fault with some batches fujitsu drives. I have a DOS utility that checks the integrity of the drive. Give me you e-mail address and I'll send it to you.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 06:52 AM   #4
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I use fdisk to partition my disk, i usually have 60% of my drive for a primary fat partition, and i leave the other 40% untouched and let red-hat do the rest.
Oh and yes, i've had numerous windows installs on it without a hitch.


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Old 03-29-2003, 07:01 AM   #5
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E-mail on it's way - you may want to remove your e-mail address now.

I don't know if your drive will be affected but I work for the NHS and we bought a large number of computers from Elonex with bad drives and this is the utility we were given to test them.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:05 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot david, i'll give it a try and let you know what happens.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:19 AM   #7
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Well it tells me that the drive is fine, so i guess i'm back to square 1
 
Old 03-29-2003, 10:37 AM   #8
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maybe instead of letting red hat for the parition for you, did you try using fdisk to actually set up the partition manually??
 
Old 03-29-2003, 11:26 AM   #9
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No, but i have used partition magic to set up a linux partition before, and that didn't work either. *Shrugs*
 
Old 03-29-2003, 11:29 AM   #10
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heh partition magic right now can't even detect any of my partition properly...it says i don't even have my linux partition and my xp partition is gone....i use parition manager that came with sys commander for resizing my parition, it's really good..anyways try using fdisk manually....make a linux boot disk with fdisk and use that....
 
Old 03-29-2003, 01:42 PM   #11
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Ok i'll give it a go.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 02:14 PM   #12
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you don't have a 20gig hard drive in an old machine
with a master boot record utility to make your machine
see the whole drive do you?
or a master boot record virus that moved the mbr?
 
Old 03-29-2003, 07:05 PM   #13
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Nope the machine isn't that old (P3 733, 256mbs DDR), and if it was a virus it would be gone now anyway as i wiped the drive the day before last
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:26 PM   #14
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i am having the same problem ... my parition's:
http://www.mgzhome.com/data/my_drives2.jpg

any solution ?

i have the hdd2 which hangs in parition check, its segate 40 GB ...
 
  


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