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installer can't see my partitions

Postby Urzzza on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:59 pm

I tried to install Mint 6 with KDE, while Vista is already installed on the same HD. During installation, on step 4, Mint wants me to choose installation partitions. But it sees only one device /dev/sda without any partitions. So installation reqires all the disc space. I tried to create ext3 and swap partitions using Acronis Disc Director, installator can't see them also.
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Re: installer can't see my partitions

Postby chad1 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:19 pm

I had the same problem when I tried to install Mint on an external hard drive. The installer showed no partitions. When I installed to my internal hard drive, all was well.

You could always check dmesg from liveCD or fdisk -l

Maybe gParted would work better. Check it out http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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Re: installer can't see my partitions

Postby Urzzza on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:13 am

Fdisk recognizes partitions, but complains about 3 errors. I cant install gParted becouse it needs textbox during configuration. Also i don't have internet connection, I can't find linux drivers for Asus WL-138ge =(
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Re: installer can't see my partitions

Postby Urzzza on Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:58 am

fdisk -l output:
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Disk /dev/sdf: 2095 MB, 2095579136 bytes
65 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4030 * 512 = 2063360 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdf1   ?      193086      476339   570754815+  72  Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(193085, 54, 11)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 45) logical=(476338, 54, 51)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf2   ?       41859      522263   968014120   65  Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(288, 115, 43) logical=(41858, 28, 47)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(367, 114, 50) logical=(522262, 30, 42)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf3   ?      463991      944395   968014096   79  Unknown
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(366, 32, 33) logical=(463990, 28, 30)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(944394, 29, 39)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf4   ?           1      902538  1818613248    d  Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(372, 97, 50) logical=(0, 0, 1)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(0, 10, 0) logical=(902537, 38, 30)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order


My partitions automatically mount in system. I want to install Mint to Volume (ext3) without loosing all the information.
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But gParted also can't see my partitions =(
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Please help.
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