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Old 10-30-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
red ranga
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Wink Trying to re install linux after a power failure aborted the prevous up grade to 10.1


I am trying to re-insatll Linux on my laptop after a power failure aborted an upgrade to 10.10.
I am stuck it seems at creating ext4 file system for / in partition #1of scsi (0,0,0,)
progress bar shows 5% and hard disc light is on but nothing seems to be happening

message ends up being "file system creation failed"

I have reverted to trying to install 9.4 this gave me the options to check disc for errors and there were none and to test the memory - both seemed to be OK

I am using a cd for the install

can someone help please.

Ok I have three times run the dd shell overnight and then tried the 9.04 setup because I have not been able to create a DVD to hold the super Ubuntu OS.

I get the same problems when trying to install, it gets to setting up ext4 filesystem and stops.

Any more suggestions please

Last edited by red ranga; 11-02-2010 at 04:57 AM. Reason: Update on progress
 
Old 10-30-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemrescuecd/files/
Choose 1.3.5. Burn it to CD at no more than 8X. Boot to it.
Hit defaults a couple times and at the green & white colored prompt on the page that asks you to choose either "wizard" or "startx" to type in, type in < dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 conv=notrunc,sync > instead and wait for it to wipe your hard drive clean, writing zeros. When it's done, type in startx at the prompt, then gparted at the yellow-colored terminal to partition.

Then go to http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS#DVD-ISO_download
and save yourself a lot of hassles by installing SuperOS (really a refined ubuntu) instead.

Best wishes!

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Old 10-30-2010, 04:51 AM   #3
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I'm not the original poster but don't the new partioning and installation disks start the partitioning schemes with hd0,1 hda1 sda1?
 
Old 10-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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I'm not the original poster but don't the new partioning and installation disks start the partitioning schemes with hd0,1 hda1 sda1?
Yes they do, but after wiping with zeros, why change CDs? The partitions will be recognized by the installation to come. The most to be done is to choose "Change" or "Edit" after Manual Install, then keep the partitions as you created them with sysresccd and gparted (Hint: write the partitions down). {I find this a surer, easier and more consistent way of preparing a hard disk for a truly clean install, especially after any ntfs has been on it, than simply using the install CD/DVD} When partitioning is done, just type < init 6 > at the prompt in the terminal, and a reboot follows.

Cheers! Go Ducks!

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Old 11-05-2010, 05:52 AM   #5
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Cool

Thank you to my helpers
I eventually worked out that the disk was broken - could not mount a file system, I have bought a new disk and now have at least loaded 10.10 and am struggling with the setup of the network
Many thanks again for your help Hilyard and Eddy

Last edited by red ranga; 11-05-2010 at 05:53 AM. Reason: SPELLING
 
Old 12-31-2010, 05:48 AM   #6
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Hello Steven, Thanks for your email today so I have still been unable to access your link.


Then go to http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS#DVD-ISO_download
and save yourself a lot of hassles by installing SuperOS (really a refined ubuntu) instead.

said:- Page not found

How do I know if I am downloading the correct SuperOS for my Dell Dimension2400.

I have now installed a DVD writer and have Brasero Disk Burner.

Richard14
 
Old 12-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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Hello Steven, Thanks for your email today so I have still been unable to access your link.


Then go to http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS#DVD-ISO_download
and save yourself a lot of hassles by installing SuperOS (really a refined ubuntu) instead.

said:- Page not found

How do I know if I am downloading the correct SuperOS for my Dell Dimension2400.

I have now installed a DVD writer and have Brasero Disk Burner.

Richard14
The link in your post worked just fine for me. For the Dell Dimension 2400 you need the 32-bit version.

Cheers
 
Old 01-01-2011, 06:41 AM   #8
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Thanks Bill (DragonSlayer48DX) I am not sure what to do when I have downloaded Super OS10.10.iso

I have started to download from the torrent site and seams to be download at 146Kb/s

I did do this 2/3 weeks ago but could not get it to install.

I had save it to desktop but could not find how to check the Hash with md5sum.

I was able to burn it to a DVD but not to install it. The DVD seamed to be trying to install a "Windows Version" via .exe install.

Please can you advise me what I must do the get this the work, as I have been trying to do this for over year since I first installed Ubuntu 9.04 in 2009

Richard

Last edited by Richard14; 01-02-2011 at 06:48 AM.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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I seam to be going round in circles, when I go to http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS_repository and click on apt://super-os.(On the right hand side of list of SuperOS)

Launch Application window appears..saying...This link needs to be opened with an application.

Software-center …. Choose an Application ….

I do NOT understand what application I should use?

Please Help

All I wish to do is to install SuperOS 10.10 on to Ubuntu10.10

How is this done?

Last edited by Richard14; 01-02-2011 at 06:52 AM.
 
  


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