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Old 04-15-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
stylianouas
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how do i format a hard drive in order to install linux


how do i format a hard drive in order to install linux,
The following errors are displayed during installation:
"VolGroup01" not found followed by
could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Any Idea what is going wrong?

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Old 04-15-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hard drive formatting is usually part of the installation process.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by stylianouas View Post
how do i format a hard drive in order to install linux,
The following errors are displayed during installation:
"VolGroup01" not found followed by
could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Any Idea what is going wrong?
Who can tell, since you don't give any useful details?? What version/distro of Linux are you using? Installing via what media? To what kind of hardware? New install or upgrade??

As catkin said, formatting is usually part of the install process. Sometimes, some distros will give you the choice of formatting if it finds data, so if you don't select it, it'll try to use what's there. Look carefully at the choices on the screen during disk-layout time.
 
  


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