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    BIG INSTALLATION PROBLEM


    im a newbie to linux and i have a big problem!
    im trying to install a linux distribution on a slightyl old computer with no other operating system. Everytime i try to install, at somepoint it says failed to mount /dev/hda1/

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    Are there any partitons on the hard drive already? What distro are you trying to install?

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    Linux Newbie zdawg's Avatar
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    More info regarding system (cpu, ram , hdd) as well as distro please.
    Me & Myself just ganged up on I....... Now We all have problems..and none of Us are speaking!
    bash-3.00$ uname -a
    SunOS sparky 5.11 OpenSolaris-swa sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise

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    i got a pentium with mmx
    32MB ram
    and Western Digital 4-GB 2 Pltr Ultra ATA Hard Disk Drive

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    problem happens on every distribution i tried, ark linux, college linux, etc etc etc

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    Linux Newbie zdawg's Avatar
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    That's not very much ram. But there are distros that will run on that. Which distro are you trying to install?
    Me & Myself just ganged up on I....... Now We all have problems..and none of Us are speaking!
    bash-3.00$ uname -a
    SunOS sparky 5.11 OpenSolaris-swa sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj
    Are there any partitons on the hard drive already?

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    libranet-2.7-classic is the distro im tryin to install and i think that it automatically makes the partitions

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    How far do you get with the install exactly? does it start then stop or is it stopping when you try and create the partitions?

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    it makes the partitions but when it tries to mount them it fails

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