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Old 02-01-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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Cannot setup filesystem

I just got myself a copy of mepis linux , i formated the HDD to get rid of the other OS which was beyond repair from spyware viruses at such. The CD booted up and i selected older hardware as it is a old computer. Then it began to boot, but it came up in red with cannot set up filesystem.

Anyone have any soloutions please?

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if you can alt f1 or 2 or whatever, see if cfdisk is installed on the livecd.

if so, do the dirty there on your fs...then try it again.

if not get knoppix or another livecd that will allow you to reset your partitians once and for all.
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From your description, it sounds like you left the HD with partitions and all--maybe the Linux installer did not see any empty space and gave up.

A sure-fire solution is to "wipe" the drive with something like "Dariks' Boot and Nuke" (DBAN). Then the Linux installer will start with partioning as it were a virgin new drive.
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i booted it in safe mode, it still didnt boot due to not enough RAM. I got myself a copy of kubuntu, works like a charm .



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