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Old 06-19-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy cant install no linux or windows


some one please help me like i cant install no operating system if i try to install Linux it says ext4 partition couldn't be made then it stops. and when i want to make a partition i cant make non except a 1.00 MB ext4 partition and test disk doesn't help at all cause i have no operating system i am currently using parted magic for a Os system if you know how fix this please help me.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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Q: Exactly what "Linux" do you have? The name and version would be helpful.

Q: You're trying to boot from a CD, correct?

Q: What kind of PC do you have? What kind of processor? How big is the disk? Is there/was there another OS previously installed?
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #3
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Q: Exactly what "Linux" do you have? The name and version would be helpful.

Q: You're trying to boot from a CD, correct?

Q: What kind of PC do you have? What kind of processor? How big is the disk? Is there/was there another OS previously installed?
i have Ubuntu 11.10 yes i can boot from the Cd. i have a Levono b575 my CPU is a amd e-450 and a amd 63201gb and 4gb of ram. the disk is 320 gbs yes there was a Os but it crashed and then there was no os or nothing and only corrupted partitions .
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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probably your disk was damaged.






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Old 06-19-2012, 03:10 AM   #5
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Boot the Ubuntu (don't try to install) and open a terminal and run these commands. Post all the output
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sudo fdisk -l
sudo parted -l
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:18 AM   #6
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Boot the Ubuntu (don't try to install) and open a terminal and run these commands. Post all the output
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sudo fdisk -l
sudo parted -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdb: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006adba






and no i didnt backup im such a dumbass for tht -___-




root@:~# sudo parted -l dev/sda
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BPVT-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags


Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
has been opened read-only.
Error: Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sr0.
Ignore/Cancel?
Ignore/Cancel?

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #7
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Well that doesn't make a lot of sense. Try this and post the output
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udevadm info --name=/dev/sdb --query=all | grep -i partition
 
Old 06-20-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
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i have Ubuntu 11.10 yes i can boot from the Cd. i have a Levono b575 my CPU is a amd e-450 and a amd 63201gb and 4gb of ram. the disk is 320 gbs yes there was a Os but it crashed and then there was no os or nothing and only corrupted partitions .
Sounds like your hard drive died.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
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Sounds like your hard drive died.
its not dead because i can see it in the bios nd i did a test disk i can see my hdd is fine but something is wrong.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 01:46 AM   #10
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If you are already hosed,.. why not just manually format and try installation again? Partitioning, new file system-ing, and fsck-ing will either work, or point out any faults.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #11
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What disk test did you use?
 
Old 06-21-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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L0L TY U ALL PROBLEM FIX MY HDD IS DEAD BUT I GOT A NEW 1 ITS A http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+...&skuId=9024147 I GOT LINUX MINT ON IT TY U ALL FOR YOUR HELP.
 
  


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