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Old 12-28-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy failed to create a file system..... ??

I have tried to install xubuntu onto an unbranded PC with 40GB hard drive, AMD 1.6 processor.
When installing it gets to 50% then brings up a window that says :

'the ext3 file system creation in partition #1 of IDE1 master (hda) failed'

What does this mean? What can I do to finish loading xubuntu onto the PC?
Old 12-28-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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Almost sounds like the hard drive is failing. You could try pre-partitioning the system. Boot a live CD and then use GParted to partition the disk. Then try installing Xubuntu.
Old 12-30-2007, 04:02 AM   #3
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I have restarted the PC and taken out one of the hard drives and it seems to be running realy well.
Thank You for your post it was realy helpful


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