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Old 10-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
Steve W
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Sabayon installer crashes with "bug"

I'm trying to install Sabayon 10 Mate as a dual-boot on my system, but rather irritatingly has come up with a "bug report", and gives me an option to Save the bug report, but does not actually do so!

My current (now unusable) system has Windows XP on sda1, my /home partition on sda2 and used to have Ubuntu 11.04 on sda 3 (extended partition, so it was technically sda 4/5).

After looking at the options the Sabayon installer gives, I started GParted and deleted my old partition sda3, leaving empty unformatted space. This of course renders my system unbootable since Grub was stored on the old Ubuntu system.

I then selected the installer option to "use free space" which is meant to "use only unpartitioned space on the selected device". The next screen confirms that sda1 and sda2 will be untouched, an sda3 will be created as a /boot partition, and sda4 as an extended partition consisting of the physical volume sda5, including the swap.

So far so good, but on clicking "next", it says the partitioning options will now be written to disk. On clicking "write changes to disk", I get a message saying "an unhandled exception has occurred" and suggesting I file a bug report! This is not overly helpful when I've just deleted my old system and am trying to install a new one!

There is a window of error messages available, but it means nothing to me. A Google search on Sabayon installer bugs in general suggests "updating" the Anaconda installer - but how do I do this on a Live system? I tried equo update anaconda, but it just tells me that as "Entropy is running off a live system", then repositories will be updated in the background". "Have a nice day", it then says. Well, I would if this system was able to install properly!

At the moment, this system is unusable until I install some kind of system on there. Can anyone give any advice? Thank you.

Last edited by Steve W; 10-17-2012 at 10:02 AM.
Old 10-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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No matter, I installed Ubuntu on there instead.


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