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Old 11-27-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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FC11-64 install from DVD...getting "JBD: barrier-based sync failed"

I'm trying to install FC11-64 from a DVD.iso burned a few days ago.
This is on a HP xw64 w/ 4Gb RAM and 3-drives. An IDE-250GB w/ Win7 partitioned w/ Win7 on c: and a 32Gb FAT32 area.; a 74GB SATA drive, with WinXP bootable, and another 74Gb SATA drive that got it's partitioning scrambled in a previous attempt.

The Fc11 installation appears to be working...sort of. Running in command-line mode, (Init3) I think it's alive on the previously scrambled 74Gb SATA drive.

There are, however, several issues:
1) I keep getting the error message : JBD: barrier-based sync failed on dm-0:8 - disabling barriers" adn this is, apparently serious. What the heck is this?
2) it doesn't see any of the other drives.
3) no video driver. (no /etc/X11/xorg.conf)
4) machine no longer sees Win7, and only boots to this command-line Linux.

I would like to run this as a dual boot machine, between Win7-64 and FC11-64, with partitions that both OSs can access.

I have heard that the Windoze partitioning utilities are less than wonderful...adn GRUB appears to run. How do I use it, or some other utility to get this thing partitioned properly? The automatic installer failed to find the enough free space to load Linux, across >200Gb of drives!

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 11-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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A google search on "barrier-based sync failed" brings up several useful documents. Doesn't appear serious according to this Novell support document.

Don't really have any experience with the Red Hat installer. Can't comment on the other issues.

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