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i am running mepis on a live CD. when i try to install in demo mode i check install over the whole harddrive and once i do that it closes ...
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    installation problem


    i am running mepis on a live CD. when i try to install in demo mode i check install over the whole harddrive and once i do that it closes and does nothing. when i actually log into root and try it i get an error. does anyone know how to get around this?

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    Would you please post the error message you got as root.
    Also, when it close in demo mode could you try to switch to one of consoles by ALT+CTRL+F1 through F6? you may get some error messages printed there.

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    it says "Failed to create required partitions. Returning to step 1."

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    execute 'fdisk -l' in terminal/konsole and post output here.






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    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 22585 181413981 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 22586 22598 104422+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 22599 30401 62677597+ 8e Linux LVM

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    you have 2 Primary and 1 Extended Partitions already. Mepis is trying to create two more Partitions and its not possible to create more than 1 partition now.
    create one partition and format it in 'reiserfs' format. during installation, select 'Expert' option in Partition Section, select new partition and assign it / (root) mount point.





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    should install GRUB on MBR or root?

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    i finished the install and it told me to reboot my computer without the disk in. and i did that but Mepis didnt boot, i got an error after it ran GRUB. i didnt install GRUB when i installed MEPIS, should i have? if you know anything about this let me know. i think the error all it said was Error 22.

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    you should install GRUB/Lilo too. is there any other Linux OS installed in your harddisk? were you using Linux Boot Loader earlier?





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    It looks to me like you have all the space on your hard drive allocated already.
    /dev/sda1 * 1 22585 181413981 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 22586 22598 104422+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 22599 30401 62677597+ 8e Linux LVM

    sda1 is 181 Gig
    sda2 is 10 Gig
    sda3 is 62 Gig

    Total 253 Gig

    Now I see you are having boot problems. If you choose the default drive in the installer there is a good chance you wiped out windows on the default (primary) partition and that is why you are getting boot loader errors.

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