On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Jim <mickeyboa(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Installing FC 10 Preview on a Dell Inspiron 8600, replacing FC8.
Doing a fresh install, making partitions with install disk.
Here is partitions table on a 80gig hard drive.
/dev/sda1 Dell utilities /dev/sda2 ntfs Win Xp 15000
/dev/sda3 /boot ext3 305mb
/dev/sda4 Extended 60981mb
/dev/sda5 /home ext3 39903mb
/dev/sda6 / ext3 20002mb
/dev/sda7 swap 1074mb
When I goto write to disk, I get error messages; "Don't try to mount
/dev/sda5 an /dev/sda6 until computer is rebooted"
Then another error message for Swap: "A error occurred trying to initialize
SWAP on /dev/sda7, This problem is serious and install cannot continue ,
And back to live Cd.
This install Cd passes test, and I have installed another Laptop with it,
but I never made a /boot partition on
the other Laptop.
Do all partitioning tasks with say parted magic or some other live CD,
try to install and see if it happens again.
It may be related to the ntfs drive too.
As you are using a live cd
Post relevant portions of dmesg, mount ..
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