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Old 01-28-2002, 11:31 PM   #1
sadirmata
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Exclamation installation Error mounting sda1: Invalid Argument


please help i'm having trouble installing redhat 6.2 on this particular pc with scsi hdd. it stops when it's already formatting the filesystems and the partitions and says "Error mounting sda1: Invalid Argument" and after that phyton errors appear.... what could be the problem? i downloaded the latest boot and updates disk images but it still won't work...
 
Old 01-30-2002, 03:04 PM   #2
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Why are you "mounting" a hard drive?
Mounting should be for CD-ROM drives from what I can tell....

Are you using dual drives?

Is the second drive set as "slave"?
 
Old 01-31-2002, 05:11 AM   #3
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Why are you "mounting" a hard drive?
Mounting should be for CD-ROM drives from what I can tell....

Are you using dual drives?

Is the second drive set as "slave"?
it's still in the installation process... it's installing and when it reach the part where it formats the filesystems and the partitions, "Error mounting sda1: Invalid Argument" appears...

i'm using only one scsci drive with lvd/se cable attached to a lvd/se scsi card. the second drive is a cdrom drive set as secondary slave.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 05:22 AM   #4
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Originally posted by bpestilence
Why are you "mounting" a hard drive?
Mounting should be for CD-ROM drives from what I can tell....

Are you using dual drives?

Is the second drive set as "slave"?
no, on boot you mount your hard drives, how do you think they get into the file system? you also mount process trees, device trees, virtual file systems, and lots of other things.

as for your problem, i guess you should first get a newer version of redhat, that may well clear up your problem, i would think it's something hard coded into the install software
 
Old 01-31-2002, 10:37 AM   #5
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Oh, okay.



How many cylinders is the hda set as?

Linux likes to use 5096 for some reason, and that makes windows freak out.

Both OS work in hda with 1024 cylinders perfectly. I had to reset mine using fdisk to get a working dual-boot.
 
  


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