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KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:16 am

Hey everybody. I have an issue with installing this linux. I had just deleted all the linux partitions that had Mint 13 on it, then update the MBR and got back into Windoze, without a hitch as usual. However it seems that when I try to install KDE Mint 14 64Bit I get "No root file system detected." I know, I know, this has been posted 5 billion times already and I have read literally every post pertaining to the issue. I am trying to install off USB. I tried the following in the Mint 14 terminal on the liveboot and got some errors

sudo apt-get remove dmraid

HOWEVER, when I booted into my CD of Mint 13, I ran the command and it worked fine with no errors. I also went into Gparted and tinkered with the "Unallocated" partition trying to get the mount point to become "/" like everyone has said, but to no avail. I know there is an issue with the 64bit ISO's, but I thought that was fixed. I got 6gb of RAM and 100gbs of unallocated space where 13 was and where I want 14 to go. I have no idea what to do from here.

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:24 am

Really struggling to make sense of this post. Probably in large part due to a lack of real evidence. By that I mean either gparted screens of fdisk

But to use unallocated space. I would use gparted in the live session to create
/
/home
and swap if you don't already have one

Then point the install there by following this
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3e0lLG ... pmd2s/edit
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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:30 am

But I can't though. When I boot into GParted I can't do anything with the unallocated space. I can only use the "New" option which doesn't help. Also booting into my USB results in a BOOT ERROR every time I try to boot into my USB now. I haven't tried the fdisk option, but I will be sure to post screenshots in the next half hour.


I got you some screenshots.


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I wish I could get one of GParted not letting me do anything, but screenshots don't work when drop-down menus are open...

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:03 am

So with the selection on unallocated you can't create a new extended partition
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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:33 am

Well yes I can. I don't know what to call it and stuff. I need room for the swap and the second partition too, right?


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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby 741cc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:11 pm

Make an extended partition to fill the unallocated space, this will become /sda4. Then make any further partitions inside this extended one; these will become /sda5, /sda6...etc. Make as many as you like - well almost!!

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:19 pm

Well shouldn't I make the first partition a Primary one though? Also, why am I unable to boot into my USB now? I was able to boot into it until I ran "sudo apt-get remove dmraid." Now I just get "BOOT ERROR" in the big BIOS font.

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:22 pm

741cc wrote:Make an extended partition to fill the unallocated space, this will become /sda4. Then make any further partitions inside this extended one; these will become /sda5, /sda6...etc. Make as many as you like - well almost!!

This is basically correct
partitions inside the extended space are logical
Is all basic stuff
All your existing partitions are primary. You can only have 4 primary. A extended is counted as a primary
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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:26 pm

I was able to boot into it until I ran "sudo apt-get remove dmraid."
Who told you to do that
It doesn't look like RAID at all to me
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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:40 pm

A majority of the threads on this issue were solved using that command. I assume that that is the reason why I can't boot into USB now.

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Scozzar wrote:A majority of the threads on this issue were solved using that command. I assume that that is the reason why I can't boot into USB now.

Dunno

But what you need to do is:
Create an extended partition to use all the unallocated space
Then with focus on extended create a swap (logical)
ext4 20GB (logical) will be for /
ext4 all the remaining space will be for /home

Then follow the video guide I gave earlier to set the mount points etc....
Grub to sda
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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby Scozzar » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:55 am

And that seem's to have done it. Thank you everyone!

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby caf4926 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:04 am

Scozzar wrote:And that seem's to have done it. Thank you everyone!

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Re: KDE Mint 14 No root file system detected

Postby 741cc » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 am

booting into my USB results in a BOOT ERROR every time I try to boot into my USB now

If this is still an issue:-
Try resetting the boot order in the bios settings. It can sometimes change, seemingly of its own accord. Never found out how or why, (anyone?)
Hit F11/F12 on startup to get the boot pop-up menu.
Remake the usb stick.


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