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Can somebody please help me =[[[ I've been going at this for like 5 hours!! I go to Disk Preparation I click Partition by hand and choose the partitions to ...
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    Can someone please help me with Archbang? (Partition)


    Can somebody please help me =[[[
    I've been going at this for like 5 hours!!

    I go to Disk Preparation
    I click Partition by hand and choose the partitions to use because I'm dualbooting with Windows.
    It then says, select the disk to partition, I go to /dev/sda
    I delete all the old linux partitions i had
    I press quit
    I scroll down and press Done
    It then says select a partition to use as swap.

    /sda1 to /sda3 are my windows stuff
    The other stuff it says is
    /sda5
    /sda6
    /mapper/arch_root-image

    I click sda5 because I don't know what else to click
    It asks if I want to format, i select yes

    then it asks for me to select the partiton for / (root)
    I click /sda6
    It then says, "Select the filesystem for /sda6
    I pick ext4 out of the options.
    It asks if I want to format, i select yes

    It then asks if I want to mount other static partitions at bootup ? ?(optional)
    I just select done.

    It then says this
    Continue?
    Syntax
    --
    DEVICE:TYPE:MOUNTPOINT:FORMAT

    /sda5:swap:swap:yes
    /sda6:ext4:/:yes

    I then click yes to continue

    It then says
    Error creating filesystem ext4 (/dev/sda6)
    2011-10-22--1319334588_656x379_scrot.jpg

    What the ****!!
    Last edited by Dgameman1; 10-23-2011 at 03:03 AM.

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    Hello and welcome!

    I'm not sure why you are getting the error message, but if all else fails and you know the partition sizes and layout that you want to achieve, you could use a liveCD such as Parted Magic to create, format, and apply a filesystem to your partitions, then when you go to install Archbang you can direct the installer to use those partitions.
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    I'm not sure why you are getting the error message, but if all else fails and you know the partition sizes and layout that you want to achieve, you could use a liveCD such as Parted Magic to create, format, and apply a filesystem to your partitions, then when you go to install Archbang you can direct the installer to use those partitions.
    But is there anything I can do from the steps I'm at?

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