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Pinkhippochic 12-28-2007 11:03 AM

failed to create a file system..... ??
I have tried to install xubuntu onto an unbranded PC with 40GB hard drive, AMD 1.6 processor.
When installing it gets to 50% then brings up a window that says :

'the ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of IDE1 master (hda) failed'

What does this mean? What can I do to finish loading xubuntu onto the PC?

pljvaldez 12-28-2007 12:22 PM

Almost sounds like the hard drive is failing. You could try pre-partitioning the system. Boot a live CD and then use GParted to partition the disk. Then try installing Xubuntu.

Pinkhippochic 12-30-2007 04:02 AM

I have restarted the PC and taken out one of the hard drives and it seems to be running realy well.
Thank You for your post it was realy helpful :)

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