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Old 05-28-2009, 07:20 AM   #1
wolle00
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problem with the creation of file system on acer aspire one (debian)


Hello. I'm trying to install debian lenny on my acer aspire one. My problem is that when I try to partition the harddrive and a separate partition for my /home, but it doesn't work when I try to install without the /home on a separate partition either. The installation trying to install ext3 file system on the harddrive and then the following message arises:

[!!] Partition disks
Failed to create a file system
The ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed.

Why am I getting this and how can I do anything about it?
Thx.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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You have to choose properly the mount point for /home partition.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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Odd I had no troubles during that portion of the install..

Does you aspire One have an actual SATA Hard drive (120 or 160GB) or does it have a Solid State Hard Drive ?


Are you using the USB Thumb Drive install method from the Debian Aspire One wiki ? or are you attempting to install from a USB CDROM drive ? (I couldn't get installing from CDROM to work, but it wen't flawlessly from the thumb drive)

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne
http://wiki.debian.org/nblythe
 
Old 05-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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Have you space left on the drive? Might be a silly question, but windows usually gobbles the lot. Why not post the output of 'fdisk -l'
 
Old 08-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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same problem here

Hello there,

I have the same problem with an acer aspire one with 160 GB Hard drive
when installing from usb stick made bootable by syslinux the boot.img
needs to scan for an installer ISO image. while doing so it mounts the
hard disk sda1 over the directory /hd-media and next it mounts the usb
stick /dev/sdb1 over the same directory where it finds its iso image.
when partitioning there exists a problem because you cannot partition
a mounted volume.
I tried to unmount the harddisk /dev/sda1 but didn't succeed because it says device busy.
I do not know if there is a workaround for this but i certainly hope there is because I am stuck here to..
hope Anyone can help

greetings from Sietze
 
Old 08-05-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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Are you using hte Directions in the Debian Acer One Wiki that I linked to above ?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #7
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yes I used these directions only difference is that my syslinux didn't appear to have the -d option to point to a directory so everything is put on the root dir of my usb stick but booting goes well.
I forgot to mention that I have to run the search for an iso twice the first time it finds nothing the second time around it finds the iso image,
but with the device /sda1 harddisk still attached. see my last post
I am thinking about filing a bug report....
thanks for your reply

Sietze
 
Old 08-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #8
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bug report filed

I have filed a bug report to bugs.debian.org
the problem I had is now listed as bug 591923
I hope they can fix things because I can't
this approach of installing seems to have worked in the past
but nowadays it doesn't.

sietze
 
Old 08-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #9
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last thing about this,

I have successfully installed debian on my laptop using netboot and another debian workstation.

greetings

Sietze
 
  


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