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Old 08-29-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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Very Strange Internal Error: unknown device sdb5


I have a 2.7 Tib external hard drive that I had only put some Puppy Linux files onto. I recently deleted the partition containing those files and tried to install a PCLinuxOS distro what can not because of this error message. A yellow triangle also prevents the mounting of the hard drive.

Drak is something that is used in PCLinuxOS systems. The error message is on a supposedly empty hard drive appears below:

An error occurred
INTERNAL ERROR: unknown device sdb5
MDK::Common::Various::internal_error() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/devices.pm:176
devices::entry() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/devices.pm:191
devices::make() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/format.pm:174
fs::format:art_raw() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/format.pm:107
fs::format:art() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/format.pm:264
fs::format::formatMount_part() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/format.pm:283
fs::format::formatMount_all() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/partitioning.pm:72
fs:artitioning::__ANON__() called from /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.1/MDK/Common/Func.pm:314
MDK::Common::Func::catch_cdie() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/partitioning.pm:76
fs:artitioning::format_mount_partitions() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:199
main::ask_partitions() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:164
(eval)() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:164
main::ask_partitions_loop() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:69
main::install_live() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:42

Does any LQ member have any explanation about this; or a way to eventually fix it?? Thanks!!

Last edited by cousinlucky; 08-29-2014 at 07:44 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Why aren't code tags in the basic edit menu? You should not have to Go Advanced for something so frequently needed.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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At what point in the installation do you see this message? The first screen you should see on clicking to install is the wizard and after clicking Next the Draklive-Install window. Which option do you select? I always use the Custom option. In your case you should use that (maybe you are?) or the Erase Disk but if you select that you need to make sure you have the correct drive from the drop down in the upper right. You would then need to create a partition first. Have you tried the toggle to expert mode in the lower right? Is this where you get the error?

You could post an image of the Draklive-Install window or the output of the fdisk -l command.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
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I believe my problem is that the " lemon yellow " portions of my " empty " partitions contain " hidden locked files " that prevent my from installing any operating system at all. My " empty " 29.30Gib partition contains 642.98MB of " used space "; my 2.70Tib partition contains 43.59MB of " used space "!! Any installation attempt results in a yellow triangle and the unmounting of my external hard drive.

The fdisk -l command does not yield anything.

Seems I caused this problem myself trying to load the six repository disks of PCLinuxOS gnome!!

Last edited by cousinlucky; 08-30-2014 at 01:44 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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The fdisk -l command does not yield anything.
That's pretty unusual, you did run it as root? Are your partitions encrypted?
 
  


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