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Old 01-31-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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Tried to install slamd64 10.2..but


After setting up my brand spankin new AMD64 and Sata drive, I wanted to see how well linux would perform, so I found the slamd64 distro and tried to install.

Everything went fine, created new Linux/Linux-swp partitons, but during setup, it seems that the format of the Linux partition isn't happening. The format comes back very quickly ( too quick for a 2 gig partition), then during install, it spits out error messages after copying each package saying 'no space left on device'. Is this a Geometry issue? I'm installing onto a IBM GXP60 HD..about 5 years old..so there shouldn't be a problem there. Any links to help?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Go in with a live cd, like Knoppix, and see what it shows on your disks.

As a last resort, Ubuntu, Gentoo, RedHat all have 64bit versions as well. There's more out now that do, but those are the first that come to mind.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:43 AM   #3
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A known bug in 10.2 distro

Apparently, this is a valid bug in the 10.2 distro. The format does not work because the mke2fs was not included in the setup...sigh.. I also installed Knoppix and that went like a dream. Then used Parted in KDE and created and formated the SLAMD64 partitions..no problem after that.

Found this in the slamd64 forums after I posted here:

forums.slamd64.com/viewtopic.php?t=224
 
Old 02-01-2006, 04:57 AM   #4
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good job JavaDeudeIL. Hope SLAMD64 team can fix it quickly coz i'm about to installing one on my Xeon 64bit.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 07:22 AM   #5
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I encountered the same problem installing Slamed now that I think about it. I never even thought to post to see what was wrong, I just threw away the CD-R and gave up. Funny how you remember things like that, isn't it?
 
  


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