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Old 07-11-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Manjaro setup problem?


I am typing this on a tablet so sorry for any typing mistakes
I have downloaded and flashed manjaro then booted it from a USB flash drive and started the graphical installer, it gave me manjaro installer - error, base filesystem does not exist!vcritical error (exiting)
It is really confusing, can I get help
 
Old 07-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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What are you installing this on?

Do you have free disk space, not allocated to another partition?

If you created a partition to install to, have you formatted it?
 
Old 07-11-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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I am typing this on a tablet so sorry for any typing mistakes
I have downloaded and flashed manjaro then booted it from a USB flash drive and started the graphical installer, it gave me manjaro installer - error, base filesystem does not exist!vcritical error (exiting)
It is really confusing, can I get help
 
Old 07-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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What tablet is it? Most tablets cpu's will not work with most distros kernels.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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What tablet is it? Most tablets cpu's will not work with most distros kernels.
Oh god, I am very sorry, It seems the stupid ipad posted the OP two times -_-

Anyway, Ignore the last reply, I am installing this on a lenovo Z510, I have a terabyte of free space as i erased my entire hard drive, It is all unallocated and i just use the automatic paratitioning method, Also in the command line installer it just spits an angry " Installation Failed! "
Sorry for any typing mistake and the little derp the ipad made.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #6
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I tried formatting my hard drive and retrying, I even re-downloaded and reflashed then tried again, Still the same errors described above, This does not make any sense O.o.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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With I (think) with 2 TB drives or 3TB you have to do a special kind of 'GPT Partitioning'

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...artition_Table

Is this your machine?
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad.../dp/B00FR73KGW
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #8
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With I (think) with 2 TB drives or 3TB you have to do a special kind of 'GPT Partitioning'

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...artition_Table

Is this your machine?
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad.../dp/B00FR73KGW
I have only 1 TB of hard drive capacity, And it IS my laptop but mine has I5 and 6 Gbs of ram, Other than that, They're identical.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:26 PM   #9
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I have only 1 TB of hard drive capacity, And it IS my laptop but mine has I5 and 6 Gbs of ram, Other than that, They're identical.
Got it:-

I'm not sure if the GPT partitioning would apply to the 1 TB that you have or not.
Best to see what camorri advises.

In the meantime I'll try to find out.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:28 PM   #10
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Got it:-

I'm not sure if the GPT partitioning would apply to the 1 TB that you have or not.
Best to see what camorri advises.

In the meantime I'll try to find out.
I do believe my partitions are GPT, I installed and removed Windows 8 a few times, Should i change the " GPT " ?
Edit: I installed windows 8 on the PC in the mean time as i cannot install the distro, It makes life a bit easier.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #11
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I do believe my partitions are GPT, I installed and removed Windows 8 a few times, Should i change the " GPT " ?
Edit: I installed windows 8 on the PC in the mean time as i cannot install the distro, It makes life a bit easier.
I wouldn't change the GPT Partitioning unless camorri tells you to do so.:-

After reading this article I just found out that you have to have Grub 2 along with GPT partitioning.
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...e-ancient-mbr-

The other thought that I have had is the UEFI and Windows 8.
Many folks have not been able to install Linux because "secure boot was enabled" Look in your BIOS and see what it is set to:-
Change it to disable the secure boot
http://www.top-password.com/blog/wp-...ecure-boot.jpg

http://www.maketecheasier.com/disabl...-in-windows-8/
 
Old 07-11-2014, 10:54 PM   #12
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I wouldn't change the GPT Partitioning unless camorri tells you to do so.:-

After reading this article I just found out that you have to have Grub 2 along with GPT partitioning.
http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...e-ancient-mbr-

The other thought that I have had is the UEFI and Windows 8.
Many folks have not been able to install Linux because "secure boot was enabled" Look in your BIOS and see what it is set to:-
Change it to disable the secure boot
http://www.top-password.com/blog/wp-...ecure-boot.jpg

http://www.maketecheasier.com/disabl...-in-windows-8/
I disabled that along with UEFI in general, I think that most installers install GRUB by themselves?
 
Old 07-11-2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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I disabled that along with UEFI in general, I think that most installers install GRUB by themselves?
Now that that is disabled you (might) be able to install Linux.
But you would have to shrink the Windows 8 Partition "if you want to dual boot".

Yup, most installer come with Grub as the bootloader.

-:Slackware uses LILO:-
 
Old 07-11-2014, 11:18 PM   #14
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Now that that is disabled you (might) be able to install Linux.
But you would have to shrink the Windows 8 Partition "if you want to dual boot".

Yup, most installer come with Grub as the bootloader.

-:Slackware uses LILO:-
I tried to dual boot Windows 8 and Linux before but that does not quite work, Pressing the start button swiftly ignores linux's existence and boots into windows 8, Yeah... That never worked quite well, It did with windows 7 though.
 
Old 07-11-2014, 11:31 PM   #15
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I tried to dual boot Windows 8 and Linux before but that does not quite work, Pressing the start button swiftly ignores linux's existence and boots into windows 8, Yeah... That never worked quite well, It did with windows 7 though.
I too have had success with Fedora and Windows 7 in a dual boot.

Now when you install Manjaro with the secure boot disabled it should install.
Manjaro should erase the Windows partitions and take over the whole TB drive.

If not you'll have to wait for camorri as he has more experience and has been a Senior Member longer.
 
  


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