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    Unhappy [SOLVED] Cant Install Linux :(


    I want to install linux in a laptop i have and for some reason i think that the computer (Vaio vgn-sz240) dosent let me run linux as an OS. its not the hard drive because i already installed linux on that hard drive before on another laptop. Please help me... I was really hoping to have a computer with linux on it... the linux i was trying to install was Slackware... it dont let me do it

    PS. im verry new to linux... but i want to learn slackware... i even bought me a big big book called "slackware linux unleashed third edition" it has 1300 pages

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    Hi and Welcome !


    I want to install linux in a laptop i have and for some reason i think that the computer (Vaio vgn-sz240) dosent let me run linux as an OS.
    We need a bit more info. Does installer throw any error? Could you post exact error message here?
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    Question more info

    more info:

    the hard drive I want to use
    hitachi travelstar
    model:hts541080g9sa00
    80gb SATA


    I want to install slackware version 12.2

    vaio vgn-sz240
    Product MPN
    MPN VGNSZ240P05
    Key Features
    Installed Memory: 512 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
    Hard Drive: 80 GB
    Mobile Technology: Wi-Fi Certified
    Processor
    Processor Manufacturer: intel
    Processor Type: Core Duo
    RAM
    RAM Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
    CD / DVD
    CD / DVD Type: CD-RW/DVD-ROM
    Display
    nVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7400 Graphics
    Screen Size: 13.3 in.
    Display Max. Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Networking
    Networking Type: Integrated 10/100 Network Card
    Data Link Protocol Ethernet • Fast Ethernet



    Steps i took to try and install slackware

    1.booted the CD
    2.booted the default kernel "hugesmp.s"
    3.loged in as root
    4.ran cfdisk
    5.is says "opened disk read-only - you have no permission to write"
    6.and when cfdisk does open it only shows that i have 4153.77mb of free space



    i did it with 3 diferent hard drives including the one that came with the computer and it says the same thing for each one
    "opened disk read-only - you have no permission to write"

    can this have something to do with it: Sony® Hard Disk Drive Protection

    < esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNSZ240&upd_id=2177&os_id=7 >





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    Boot up from PartedMagic LiveCD and check if it throws same error. PartedMagic is one of the best Partition Manager and its Graphics Interface make partitioning a lot easier.
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    i used the parted magic live cd and started gparted

    here what i did

    ext2 = 109.84 gigs
    linux-swap = 1.95 gigs

    then i rebooted and inserted the slackware cd

    when i tried to run cfdisk it says the same thing " opened disk read-only - you have no permision to write "

    it shows that i have 4153.77 mb of free space

    I DESIDED TO TRY A 120GIG HARD DRIVE I HAVE... IT USE TO BE FOR A PS3

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    I FOUND THIS IN ANOTHER FORUM... IM GONA TRY IT AND GONA SEE IF IT WORKS!

    BY: mnem0nic

    Ok, I figured this one out. I installed Ubuntu to see what it could tell me about my disk system. I noticed that it referred to the cd drive as /hda and to the hard drive as /sda, so in the Slack install i used fdisk instead of cfdisk and had it list the table for dev/sda instead of dev/hda (the default in cfdisk) and Tada!, there were my partitions.

    That is also why cfdisk reported the drive size of dev/hda to be about 4 gigs, because I had a dvd in the drive. (I should have clued in to that before, but I didn't )

    Since Ubuntu formatted my two partitions during its install, I skipped the fdisk step and just installed Slack over Ubuntu.

    to summarize, anyone who gets the "open disk read only - you have no permission to write" error from cfdisk, it's probably because cfdisk has defaulted to the wrong disk designator.

    -J



    linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/open-disk-read-only-slack-install-362647/

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    i think i might just found out what happend... i used a live cd and partitioned the hard drive (by the way i desided to use a 120gig hdd. use to be for a ps) using gparter... it worked good but when i booted the slackware linux cd and ran cfdisk it still that i didnt have access to the harddrive... well i think this is the reason why that happend

    amitbpit.blogspot.com/2010/06/open-disk-read-only-you-have-no.html

    i noticed this and desided to run setup since i had already partitioned my hdd... it worked good and tit showed the partitions... now im installing slackware and im w8ting to see if it will boot up on the pc!!!

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    solved

    it worked slackware linux is running

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