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Old 11-09-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Am i really so stupid or else ? Install Problems


I have an MSI mother board, a AMD processor and no luck matching the two...
I have two sata hard drives. When i try to install fedora-9 it does not seem to recognize sata drives. I keep getting volGroup failures. What is mapper and volGroyup?? is also says i need a kernel before installing a initrd-what ever......my mind has gone out to lunch trying to install---please--please some one help me before i am carried off to A rubber room..........
 
Old 11-09-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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Fedora 9 does recognize SATA drives so something else is causing your problems. Can you be more specific about exactly what errors you're getting?
 
Old 11-09-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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The mapper maps the LVM logical volumes to devices in /dev/mapper/ as their volume names. So if you had a volume named root-volume, it would be accessible at /dev/mapper/root-volume .

As for the message about initrd, sounds like your root volume/partition isn't be mounted, so your kernel can't be run. More specific error message would help.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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Do a fresh install. Something obviously went completely wrong. Do a default installation without much ado - you can add packages later when the system is running. SATA drives are no problem for Fedora 9.

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:19 PM   #5
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Unhappy am i really si stupid or else

I really want to thank you guys for replying. I thought this was a waste of time, but you guys really answered...GOD BLESS YOU GUYS.. I believe i have a bad mother board. This board or Linux will not give me the choice of either sata hard drives I have two maxtor HD...
During installation When asked to choose which drive to use in have only mapper. When i try raid the computer does not stop and go to raid set up , instead it by passes raid button (f10) and go to the install window...
i suppose this is a bio problem thats not fixable
It keep saying FAILURE-PARTITION CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON VOLGROUP ..

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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?? it the WHOLE drive set up as the default LVM if so then use gparted to blank the disk ( on file system on to and reinstall
 
Old 11-11-2008, 12:06 PM   #7
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am ireally so stupid---yes.

I am new to this. I read to find things to do with Linux. The book do not tell me how to install a kernel or How to force it to partition the HD..
every thing i try i get "an error occurred trying to format vo|group01/ logvo|00. this is serious, and the install cannot continue press <enter> to exit the installer" and it disappears and start over.. It just will not install fedora-9 or any other fedora...

I DO NOT KNOW what causes this or what part to replace. I admit i am at a total loss..........

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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during the fedora install it asks you to use a dropdown menu to selest HOW you want to install fedora
use existing partitions
overwrite all linux partitions
and a few others that i can not remember

use the overwrite option
this will reformat the whole hard drive


and have a read through the fedora docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f9/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/F9Common

you might want to google " lvm fedora " and have a read about the LVM that is with fedora
a start
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical...Manager_(Linux)
 
  


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