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Old 11-24-2002, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question problems with installation suse 8.1


hello
i have a problem with suse 8.1, when i'm going install it i get the partition suggestion and normally there must written that linux makes three partition.
but when i come there suse says i make a root partition and a swap partition.
and he doesn't make a boot partition, what is the problem??
 
Old 11-24-2002, 10:50 AM   #2
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That is just the way most likely Suse installs by default. If you want your own /boot partition, then you might want to consider doing a custom install and creating your /boot partition that way.
But its just recommended to have /boot on its own partition but its not necessary. I always recommend also a /tmp and /var partition as well.. but that's just my opinion.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:47 AM   #3
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suse 8.1 doesn't wan't to install.
i get a error " could not set up partition /dev/hda2"
second error is " could not format partition /dev/hda1:
hda1 is my root.
is my hardware the problem or is it something else???

please help me

 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:52 AM   #4
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Possibly. How did you setup the partitions ? Did you create them manually or did you allow Suse to create them during the install process ?

What kind of hardware are you using ?
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:46 AM   #5
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at first a let suse make the partitions.
and then i get the same errors as written in the earlyer messsage from me.
so i tryed the second time to manually partition and the same errors.

what do you want to now about my hardware???
i don't think it is my hardware because a year ago i had installed redhat 7.2.
and then it was not a problem.
but now even redhat has the same problem.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:59 AM   #6
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Well it sounds to me it could be hardware related since Redhat won't install either. I would see if you can't format and check for bad blocks/cylinders, it could be that or maybe even just a bad controller cable ?? What was the last OS you had installed on this machine before trying to install either OS ??
 
Old 11-26-2002, 06:38 PM   #7
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my last os was win xp
 
Old 11-28-2002, 11:59 AM   #8
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could it be my motherboard??????
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:26 PM   #9
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am i not interesting with my problem???
i'd like to now
 
Old 12-01-2002, 06:34 AM   #10
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Is your hd formatted in ntfs?, or resized anything with linux
partitions on it.

Try to erase it completely for all partitions.
Reinstall the bootblock and make new partitions then try again
 
Old 08-23-2006, 10:06 PM   #11
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Your issue sounds very much like a problem with the HDD.

I suggest that you perform the following:

1. Replace the IDE cable connecting the HDD to the mother board and make sure that you are connected to IDE channel 1, on newer boards it is the blue plug. Make sure that the jumpers on the HDD are either CSL or Master.

2. If your BIOS has the ability to do SMART checking, please enable it.

3. Go to your drive vendor's website and download the CD bootable tools. Check the drive for errors and zero every secotor of the drive. Avoid any software that claims to do a low level format as you can not low level format an ATA (IDE) drive like you could the MFM (Modified Frequency Modulation) drives. Zero Fill is what you want.

4. If your drive passes the error check and zero fill, then the drive is not your problem.

If your drive is in good repair, make sure that all RAM modules and PCI boards are securely in place, while you are there you might as well blow out the dust too.

YaST does a fair job in partitioning your drive. The default values in the partition set-up are fine and do not cause any noticible difference in performance. SuSE 10.1 sets up 3 partitions (Swap, Root, and Home) as SuSE 10 just set Swap and Root.

Is there any reason why you are using the versions of Linux that you are? You might benefit from newer distros with newer Kernels. If performance is an issue, did you try Gentoo, Slackware or Ubuntu? Just a thought.

Anyway good luck!

EDIT----> I just saw the date! I am four years too late! LOL. I'll leave this post as it might help someone!

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