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Old 04-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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openSUSE installer says I'm out of space


I tried to install suse 11.4 from live usb when it was installing, it said at one point that there is 0 b available on my disk. It's impossible because I had a partition with 15 GB of space devoted to this installation. My hard drive is 300GB, 100mb for system reserved, about 50 + 214 for windows and the fourth partition is extended 35 GB. The extended 35 has 20 GB for FAT 32 and then 15 GB for the suse. And it said there is no room. I pressed explore or something from the error message and then the whole computer froze. I had to reboot and the grub was ofc fcked up, nice. So, atm I am running from another live cd. When I tried to boot the openSUSE live usb the usb was ruined.. I don't know what had happened but it tried to load the live usb, it had it's cameleon picture and then error messages that said something about the usb being read only.

So, do you have any ideas what might have happened, why did it say there is no room when there clearly was?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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I tried to install suse 11.4 from live usb when it was installing, it said at one point that there is 0 b available on my disk. It's impossible because I had a partition with 15 GB of space devoted to this installation. My hard drive is 300GB, 100mb for system reserved, about 50 + 214 for windows and the fourth partition is extended 35 GB. The extended 35 has 20 GB for FAT 32 and then 15 GB for the suse. And it said there is no room. I pressed explore or something from the error message and then the whole computer froze. I had to reboot and the grub was ofc fcked up, nice. So, atm I am running from another live cd. When I tried to boot the openSUSE live usb the usb was ruined.. I don't know what had happened but it tried to load the live usb, it had it's cameleon picture and then error messages that said something about the usb being read only.

So, do you have any ideas what might have happened, why did it say there is no room when there clearly was?
How big was your swap partition? How big was your root partition? (Both should've been specified during the install...)
 
Old 04-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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If it is a Live CD image on a USB for the purpose of installing Opensuse, then it would be read-only.
It would be helpful if you posted your actual partition information using the fdisk -l command. Use your Live CD and open a terminal and log in as root and enter: fdisk -l (lower case Letter L), post output here.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 03:55 AM   #4
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I didn't do a swap partition because I have never needed it. I have 4 GB ram and I have maxed it out for like.. 80% under windows. Under linux, my swap has always been unused. The root partition was about 17 GB.

My fdisk info:
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Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xba228230

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              13        6375    51097600    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            6375       34345   224668672    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           34345       38914    36700161    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           34345       36776    19529728    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6           36776       38914    17169408   83  Linux
 
  


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