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mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:18 pm

hi
i tried to install mint 8 gnome standart
check sum ok
but partitioning is an issue :
my existing partitions (i use now mint 7) :
sda5 /(root) ext 3 (mint 7 partition that i want to erase to install mint 8 on it)
sda1 /media/disk fuseblk (that is windows xp partition i wish to keep the dual boot)
sdb1 /media/ fuseblk (data disk, i wish to keep too)

but the mint 8 intall program don't recognize theses partitions
it sees two empty disks and proposes to chose one for install
and even if i chose 'manual patitioning' i can't find theses existing partitions
so i did not intall mint 8
is the cd bugged?
than you for advice
dondiba
ps i have 2 sata 160 go drives and they are not mounted as raid
the motherboard is msi neo2 intel p 865 chipset
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby markcynt on Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:26 am

Please post a screenshot of Gparted showing your sda drive.
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:14 am

hi
the capture is attached
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby markcynt on Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:55 am

Using Gparted (not the Mint Installer), unlock and delete sda5 and sda6.

2) Create a partition for swap of at least 1GB and format as Swap. If you plan on using hibernate make it 2x the amount of RAM installed in your computer.

3) Create a 20GB partition and format as ext4

4) Create a 30GB partition and format as ext4, then click the checkmark to apply all changes.

You can make your /home partion bigger if you want to. I just made it so you have room for another Linux install if you want to.

5) Run the Mint Installer and choose manual partitioning

6) Select the 20GB partition, click edit, and choose / (root) as the mount point

7) Select the 30GB partition and choose /home as the mount point

Then Foward your way out of there and continue with the install.

Ignore any warnings about not formatting, you already did that.
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:39 pm

hi
i have tried to partition accordingly (with warnings because my two identical sata drives have been recognised as one raid volume)
but gparted gave access to each hard drive (dev/sda & dev/sdb) and i deleted - formatted sda5 and sda6

but installing mint 8 the partitioning screen only shows a raid volume with the 2 hd
and propose to format one hd
and even with manual partitioning i get no more choice
(it is the same with the ubuntu 9.10 install disc)

i cancelled the install because i wish to keep my second hd 'data' and my win xp partition
(now i have i doubt if it still works)

so the question is
how to make mint8 see my hd as two different ones (they don't work as raid)
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:57 pm

here is a screen shot :
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:02 pm

and here a screen shot of sda via gparted :
thanks for any advice
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:04 pm

last information : gparted failed to format theses partitions with ext4
i tried ext3, ext2 , it did not work either
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i'm lost
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby breaker on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:42 am

Before running the installer, go to a terminal and remove the dmraid package;
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sudo apt-get remove dmraid
Perhaps this will clear things up for you when you run the installer, it seems to have hard drive recognition issues until the above is done.
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Re: mint 8 standart cd do not recognize my partitions

Postby dondiba on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:32 am

thanks for advice
i'll buy a new computer ...
;-) dondiba
breaker wrote:Before running the installer, go to a terminal and remove the dmraid package;
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sudo apt-get remove dmraid
Perhaps this will clear things up for you when you run the installer, it seems to have hard drive recognition issues until the above is done.
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