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Old 06-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Installer fails when writing partition table


Hello, I hope someone can help.

I'm trying to install Mint 9 (64bit) but it fails when trying to set up my partitions.
here are the settings I want to use:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5818/firstn.png

and here is the error message:

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6500/second.png

I have tried using different partition settings (no /home partition, using ReiserFS instead of EXT4, ect) but the result is the same. Currently the hard drives have one partition for / and 4 gigs for swap. I am doing a new install over my Mint 8 32bit install.

Also, the /dev/mapper/pdc_fj.... whatever is just two 80 gig hard drives that Mint keeps putting together as a Raid 1. I'd rather it not do that but mint 8 did the same thing and I didn't know how to get around it so I figured I would keep it for the benefit of surviving a hard drive failure.

If someone could help me install mint 9 I would really appreciate it! Let me know if I need to post more information.

Here is the output of lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 2
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIR (ICH10R) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller #2
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)
02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
and the output of lsusb:
Code:
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp. Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 Stick (4GB) / PNY Attache 4GB Stick
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Thanks!
 
Old 06-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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Boot off a slax (or Knoppix) live CD, set up the partitions, save and restart from your Mint CD
 
Old 06-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help friend! That seems to fix it, the installer is running right now.

Could you point me in the right direction to learn how to keep mint from putting my two hard drives together as RAID automatically?
 
Old 06-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help friend! That seems to fix it, the installer is running right now.

Could you point me in the right direction to learn how to keep mint from putting my two hard drives together as RAID automatically?
Unfortunately not. It seems to buried deep inside the kernel.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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I imagine its recognising the partition type for LVM (x'8e') and the metadata for the RAID1.
When you create the partitions, make sure they are Linux (x'83').
 
  


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