I'm trying to install Linux Mint 8 on a PC of a friend of me.
I have a problem with the installation, in step 4 "disk preparation", the list is empty. There is no device to select.
If I go to the terminal I can see the disk.
Disk /dev/sda: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x21ba21b9
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 4867 39094146 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4868 4998 1052257+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
The result of the partioning was done with the Mint live CD and Gparted without doing the full installation.
I also did:
sudo smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda
which resulted in:
smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error
# 1 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 992 -
# 2 Short offline Completed without error 00% 992 -
# 3 Short offline Completed without error 00% 991 -
So I guess it's not a hardware problem?
Many thanks for any advice.