LinuxMint 3.1 Celena Parititioning Problem

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LinuxMint 3.1 Celena Parititioning Problem

Postby Harley51 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:56 pm

If I use part magic 1.7 or Partitioning tool on LinuxMinut and I get the same results. I want to setup a partition for linux mint and the error message I get when I manuely partition is. The ext3 file system creation in partition #18 of SCSI1(0,1,0) (sdb) failed. Has anyone seen this before.

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Postby manishk » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:13 am

Which was the tool you used the last time you partitioned the disk successfully.
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Postby Harley51 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:47 pm

I have yet to get LinuxMint to install on the fifth partition of the drive using manuel partitioning.

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Postby Husse » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:26 pm

So you only have Windows now?
If so delete the partition you just created and then opt to install in "The largest free space" Not sure if that's the exact words, but near enough
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Postby Lolo Uila » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:50 pm

Are they all primary partitions? There is a maximum of 4 primary partitions allowed on a hard drive. If you are trying to create a 5th primary partition it will fail. If you want more than 4 partitions you need to define an extended partition and create more logical volumes inside of that.

Actually, you should do that for anything more than 2 partitions.

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Postby Husse » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:43 am

Yepp Tim pointed a finger at something I did not notice
quick reread - first post
partition #18
later install on the fifth partition
Not consistent and 18 partitions? It shouldwork but...
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