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Old 06-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hard Disk damaged?


I tried to install Debian 8 and 7 but I get error message at partitioning stage:

"Failed to create a file system
The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed."

After that I couldn't advance further.

I booted from a live Debian and the HardDisk actually shows there with some older files on it.

I tried to install even Windows but from the start it shows the computer doesn't have a Hard Disk Drive so the installation stops right at the start.

Any ideas what is wrong and is there any fix?
 
Old 06-03-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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I booted from a live Debian and the HardDisk actually shows there with some older files on it.
so i take it you did not reformat the drive ?
the debian installed on the dvd should do this


but if not
Gparted live CD
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
is one of the best tools
reformat it to ext4

then install Debian8
 
Old 06-03-2015, 07:43 PM   #3
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how to reformat the drive with the live debian?
 
Old 06-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks. I reformat with gparted live then installed lxde deb8 and it worked.
 
  


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