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Old 11-12-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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I have a very strange problem while installing mandrake 9.1 and i don't have a clue whats causing it.

the system I am trying to install on has 2 60 gig hard disc's and I thought I will spread it over both disc's easily done. It then proceeds to format the partions but when it gets to installing the packages I get the error "ID config failed".

confused by this I set out to find the cause I did a check on both the hard disc's and the turned out fine I also only installed to one of the disc's and wolla it installed and booted up if I only choose one of the hard disc's to install to. so to make sure again I installed linux on both hard disc's and sure enuff both would boot up so my only guess is that its something to do with spreading the one install over the two disc's.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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You don't use RAID, so your drives work as two different ones, right?
Which kind of partitiong do you use? You should run Custom/Advanced. What you need to do is to decide which directories to place on which disk. For example: averything without /usr can be on hda and /usr on hdb (but you probably prefer another configuration).
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:08 PM   #3
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The dirives are not raided I probaly should have said that i am using custom/advanced if you with like to know
hda has /, swap space, /usr, /home, and /temp on it
while I put /var on the second one
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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When do you have the error message? Only when installing using two disk or also when you use one?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:33 PM   #5
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Only with the 2 if I put all the partions on one of the discs it works fine
 
Old 11-12-2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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I don't know if this is any help but I just tried another text install and i got a different error just after formating the discs "HDlist not found"


(is perplexed)
thanks in advance
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:06 PM   #7
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Hmmm....HDlist not found is more serious error. It may mean that one of your cds is broken. Have you tried them with another machine?
 
  


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