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Old 09-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2011 PowerPack on lenovo ThinkPad E530


Hi,
I am trying to install Mandriva PowerPack 2011 on Lenovo ThinkPad E530 i7, it has windows 7 installed on it.

I successfully downloaded and wrote the iso on a DVD, but when I try to install it , the partition stage fails, I have a lenovo backup of 17GB disk, a 446GB hard disk, from which only 42 is used by windows, I already ran "chkdsk c: /f /r" successfully.

any ideas are appreciated ...

Thanks,

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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You are not describing your problem clearly.
What is the error? What appeared? If possible, please give me the output of "dmesg"...

Also, next time, don't get people to ask you to help you.
 
Old 09-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Hi,
Here is the error I receive...

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Partition failed : FAT resizing failed : ntfsresize failed: ntfsresize v2011.4.12 (libntfs-3g)
Device name : /dev/sda3
NTFS volume version : 3.1
Cluster size : 4096bytes
current volume size : 18874364416 bytes (18875 MB)
current device size : 18874368000 bytes (18875MB)
New volume size : 12424204800 bytes (12425 MB)
checking file system consistency ...
0.00 percent completed
39.22 percent completed
78.43 percent completed
100.00 percent completed
Accounting clusters ...
space in use 12936 MB (68.5 %)
correcting resizing constraints...
ERROR : New size can't be less than the space already occupied by data.
You either need to delete unused files or see the -i option.
this message appears after choosing the : use the free space on a Microsoft windows partition. option.
and yes i choose the correct device to partition.

shall try the 2012 version of mandriva ..?

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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You can either try the 2012 version or delete all partitions including the MBR in the HDD and try again.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #5
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Hi,
What do you mean by delete all partitions, I don't want to delete the windows?
What is MBR,HDD??

can you be more informative !

Thanks,
 
Old 09-16-2012, 06:38 AM   #6
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Oh... uh... Then, I think you should probably tell Mandriva Team about this and wait for the 2012 version.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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Is the 2012 tech preview is good ?
What do you think about it ?

can you be more informative ?...please!

Thanks

---------- Post added 09-16-12 at 06:36 AM ----------

Is the 2012 tech preview is good ?
What do you think about it ?

can you be more informative ?...please!

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Sorry, I can't try. I am on a plain CLI and it would be a problem running a virtual machine here.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Anyway, The point of telling Mandriva Team about this, so that they can either:
1. Help you with the problem on 2011 if it is not a bug.
or...
2. Fix the bug in 2012.
 
Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 PM   #10
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Hi,
I figured out what was the problem...
in the hard disk there were a small partition of 18 GiB of backup created by lenovo, when I was trying to partition the hard disk ,it was trying to partition this part...
so i choose custom partition and deleted it , as a result the 18 GiB where merged with the rest of the Hard Disk, after that I choose the option of using the free space of windows partition and every thing went smooth .

BUT ...
I am now facing new problems, the sound under KDE is damaged, when I use sakis3g to connect to the internet it connects but there is no internet ... also I choose to install Gnome but the starting screen does not show any option of starting any environment ,it starts KDE automatically, what shall I do ??
I have another question, how can I change the theme of emacs ?
 
Old 09-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #11
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Aww..... Now, i can't help you. Sorry. You should try other distributions or change the topic related to your issue. And, wait for someone to help.
 
  


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