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Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby eagle on Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:14 am

Hey all, I just built a new desktop system, and I want to install Daryna on it. I had several problems booting into the live CD, but I was able to figure that out. However, when I try to install, it always quits at the same point, and I can't find the answer. What happens is, I will go through the entire installation setup, and finally click the 'install' button. The installation then starts, and proceeds to the part where it creates the file systems for the partitions that I have set up to format. However, when it finishes this, the installer disappears, and I am left with volumes on my desktop that are mounted at '/target/', '/target/home', and '/target/boot', depending what directories I decided to put on different partitions. I have tried using the manual partitioning, as well as the guided option. I could not think of any other options that I could change that would affect my result. I have checked that my disk is free from scratches, I've burned the disk at the lowest speed I can, and I've checked the md5sum.

My hardware is as follows:
AMD Athlon 64 2 4200 Dual Core 2.2 Ghz
Asus M2N-M SE+ motherboard (nVicia gForce 6100)
2 gigs of 667 DDR2 Ram
Western Digital 500 GB hard drive

I've looked through the forums here, and I can't find anything. I was wondering if it had something to do with my trying to run it on an AMD system, but that does not make sense because I was able to get the live CD to work. I have not installed Daryna on anything yet, although I have successfully installed Cassandra and Celena several times. Also, I have not tried to install anything else yet on the problem system.

I really hope I can resolve this, as I really like what you guys are doing. Thanks for all your work so far.
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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby Fred on Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:26 am

eagle,

Greetings,

I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to use this Asus AMD board. I have used AMD with no problem before.

I am more inclined to think there might be a problem with the partitioning.

What does your partition table look like. What kind of partitions do you have and where.

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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby eagle on Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:52 pm

Right now, I don't really have any partitions set up. The hard drive was brand new, and didn't have anything on it. I put a few different partitions on with the the Gparted live CD, but when my first attempt at an installation didn't work, I cleared the drive and just worked with the partitioning setup in the intallation wizard.
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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:03 pm

Ok,
I think what I would do is go in with GParted and look at what is there. Delete any partitions you see and start over.

I would not set any lables on the partitions. I would set the first partition an ext2 primary partition of 500 MB to be used later as a /boot partition for Mint 4. I would do this so I could use it as a master boot grub for any other distros you might later decide to put on this or other hard disks in the system.

The second partition I would set as a primary swap partition of 2 Gig. This would be used as the swap partition for all the distros you might someday install.

I would make all the other partitions logical extended partitions and save your last primary partition for some unknown use at a later date. It will of course be the last partition on the drive, when used.

The third partition would be an extended logical partition to be used as / (root) for Mint 4. It should be ext3 and about 10-12 Gig. for a general use desktop.

The fourth partition would be an ext3 extended logical partition to be used as /home for Mint 4. Make it whatever size you think you might need. Don't over do it though. It will be faster if smaller. 20 Gig. is a good round number, and you can always expand it later.

After the table is committed you will probably be missing sda3. It is a place holder. sda4 and sda5 are what you will see the extended partitions as.

Now go to the installer and format and mount these partitions in manual. Then see if it installs ok.

If that doesn't work come back and we will try something else. Don't panic if the boot screen doesn't come up looking pretty. If it doesn't there is a simple fix.

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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby Guest on Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:18 pm

Thanks for your time Fred, what you outlined is very similar to what I was doing. I found out, however, that it wasn't the partitioning that was my problem.

First, I installed Daryna on my Dad's laptop, and that was quick and painless, and my Dad really likes it. Second, I was able to install Windows on my built system. Anyway, after some more research on the web, I found that my problem was most likely my motherboard. I found several threads on Linux help forums with people having a wide variety of different problems with the model of motherboard that I had. One of the gurus also recommended Gigabyte or Abit motherboards over Asus for Linux compatibility. So I replaced my Asus motherboard with a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2. Since then I have no problems, I have installed Daryna and it's working great. So in the future I will most likely be recommending Gigabyte mobos to people that want to be running Linux systems.
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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby eagle on Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:20 pm

Guest wrote:Thanks for your time Fred, what you outlined is very similar to what I was doing. I found out, however, that it wasn't the partitioning that was my problem.

First, I installed Daryna on my Dad's laptop, and that was quick and painless, and my Dad really likes it. Second, I was able to install Windows on my built system. Anyway, after some more research on the web, I found that my problem was most likely my motherboard. I found several threads on Linux help forums with people having a wide variety of different problems with the model of motherboard that I had. One of the gurus also recommended Gigabyte or Abit motherboards over Asus for Linux compatibility. So I replaced my Asus motherboard with a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2. Since then I have no problems, I have installed Daryna and it's working great. So in the future I will most likely be recommending Gigabyte mobos to people that want to be running Linux systems.


Sorry, that was me. I thought I was logged in, but I guess I wasn't. So anyway the topic is solved.
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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby NoClue! on Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:04 pm

Too funny!!! Fred you really should have known. From now on all asus amd motherboards get thrown into the river. hahahaaa!
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Re: Can't Install Daryna on an AMD System

Postby Fred on Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:21 pm

NoClue!,

Yeah you are probably right, I am aware of the many problems with Asus over the years. However, I have recently put Ubuntu and Kubuntu on the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition AMD boards without issue. The only problem I had was getting the heat and fan speed sensors to work right. So what can I say. lol

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