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Old 02-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Error on Fedora core 4 installation - Error informing the kernal about modifications


I am trying to install Fedora core 4 on this computer:

MSI K8N NEO4 F, nForce4, Socket-939, ATX Raid, Lyd, 4xSATA, GbLAN, PCI-Ex16
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz Socket 939, 512KB, BOXED m/vifte
Corsair Value S. PC3200 DDR-DIMM 1024MB Unbuffered, Non-parity, 128Megx64, CL3
Gainward GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3, PCI-Express,"Ultra/1960PCX Golden Sample

My partitions is set up like this

|--hda1--| |-hda5-||--hda6---|
|---------| |------||---------||---------------------------|
windows xp Swap / (ext3) NTFS

I choose to format "/" and leave everything else the way it is. Grub is to be installed on MBR.

After all the settings are set, I get an error when i try to start the main install. This part

Error informing the kernal about modifications to partition /dev/hda5 - device or resource busy. This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hda5 until you reboot--you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.
I hav tried to format swap and /. I have tried to disable "SElinux". But the installation always stops whith this error. Any suggestions?

I can't find any posts about this, and those who exists are not sovled

Old 02-15-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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leave lots of empty space, with only the windows partitions left alone. No swap, no nothing linuxwise.

Let the disk druid create and format partitions.

Create /boot / and swap. (FC4 likes this config - though you are well advised to also create a seperate /usr and /home until such time as RH gets the "upgrade" utility working properly. this way a fresh install leaves all your settings and third-party stuff alone)
Old 02-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, will try this. I have 40 giga for /. and also made a swap in partitionmagic. But now I will try to make one large partiton which I will lett the installer manage.

Again thanks for the tip.


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