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Old 05-06-2002, 12:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installation - Unable to write into partition

I am newbie and I tried to install Linux Red Hat 7.2 and Windows 2000 into my new 40GB hard disk.

These are my partitions:
c: 3GB - windows OS
d: 3GB - fat32
e: 4GB - fat32
f: 10GB - fat32
g: 10GB - fat32
h: 50MB ext3 /boot
1024MB swap
9166MB /

First error message says that there is something wrong with my architecture that is fixable. i proceeded to install and then the installation terminated in disk 2. What shall I do?

Which is preferred - GRUB or LILO?

Last edited by denise; 05-06-2002 at 12:33 PM.
Old 05-07-2002, 06:32 AM   #2
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That's not it!!!!

I don't think you installed it right installation is easier than that and gives no errors Tell me what you did and I will show you the right way to install it!
I MYSELF prefer the lilo.
Good luck and waiting for a reply
Old 05-10-2002, 01:03 PM   #3
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I did it like this

1. Partition my hard disk as the above.
2. Installed and tested Win2000 successfully

1. Boot Linux Cd from CD ROM drive.
2. Follow the instructions and select the language bla bla bla until it get into the partition screen.
3. Clicked on decide the partition automatically. failed. message "cannot write into partition" shown.
4. Use Disk Druid. Select the partition. Error message about the architeture of my system that is fixable. click continue.
5. Installation started. Disk 1 done. Continued with Disk 2.
6. Disk 2 writing into hard disk. then the installation "terminated abnormally". Linux is not installed into my disk.

I tried many times but it's still the same.
Old 05-10-2002, 11:59 PM   #4
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I think you have a bad CD (disk 2). If download RH , try buring CD 2 .


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