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Old 08-21-2004, 07:56 AM   #1
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Help with installing SuSE9.1


"could not mount partition /dev/hda1 to mnt/boot"

appeared at the end of formating during installation of SuSE. Help this newb here plz. Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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Check whether your harddisk is partitioned correctly. Choose the link "partitioning" (maybe it is named a little different, look for the link with the partitioning information below) in the installation setup. Your /dev/hda1 should be formatted with reiserFS and mounted on the mount-point /.
If you have bought the SuSE-Distro, registering and calling the SuSE Installation Suppport is always a good idea.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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yea, had done it, but the msg of could not mount partition /dev/hda1 to /mnt still pops out. grrr...
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:54 PM   #4
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could it be the filesystem that's damaged? help!!
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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Does your problem fit this?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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i doubt so, but thanks anyways
the YaST installation always halts at the formatting, prompting either that /dev/hdXX cannot be formatted or it cannot be mounted to the respective /mnt
Also, when i did run the system repair, it showed that all the partitions have invalid partition tables.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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Also, when i did run the system repair, it showed that all the partitions have invalid partition tables.
You can better diagnose your system than I can, but I though that was what the article addressed.
The partitioning tool parted, which YaST uses during the installation, may write an incorrect partition table.
Good Luck.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 09:48 AM   #8
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I´ve always partitioned my disk using fdisk (start a system from cd or the old linux on hd if you´ve got one). Then I started the SuSE installation and just used it for the formatting, it always worked without any problems. So maybe you should partition youtr harddisk in advance with fdisk (the linux-version never the windows/dos-programm).
 
  


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