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Old 03-11-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
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Freespire 1.0.13 Install Issues

I am trying out Freespire and when I attempt to install I receive the following:

Fatal: CD search Failed. Type exit to reboot

upon typing in "exit" there are several errors

bad super block on /dev/cloop0... wrong fs type... mount dev/shm does not exist
Kernel panic- no syncing: Attempted to kill init!

At this point the computer locks up and I must do a hard shutdown.

I have tired several discs. Burning from Windows with Nero.. ISO burner.. Alcohol 120%

None of the discs work. I formated the computer I am attempting to install it on as ext3.

The oddest thing is, when I attempt to install it on a VMware machine on Windows, the install
works perfectly.

Any suggestions? Thank you.
Old 03-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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You don't format computers, you format partitions on media (in this case, hard drives). It is best not to format the install partitions anyway - don't even partition the drive... leave empty space. The linux installer will do all that for you.

The first error looks like the installer cannot see your CD-drive. What kind of drive is this? Motherboard? Can you get a live distro to work?

The errors after that one will be the result of not seeing the cd drive.

You could try starting the cd iso from the hard-drive.


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