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Re: [opensuse] installation error
  • From: "LLLActive@xxxxxxx" <LLLActive@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 22:12:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <4E8E0B91.3040707@GMX.Net>
On 6/30/11 11:23 PM, Fr David Ousley wrote:
Started to intall 11.4 on a new laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed. Installation from DVD downloaded (MDsum checked). After the various choices of partioning and software (accepted defaults for partionning and mostly for software), when installation begins, it stops almost immediately with:

failure occurred during following action: creating volume /dev/sd7. System error code was: -1007

sda7 was to be the swap; sda8 root (ext4), and sd9 home (ext4). sda1 is Windows/C; sda2 is Windows/D. I suspect the reason for using 7, 8, and 9 is that this is the third try, and that the first one set up 3,4 and 5. The Windows partition appears to have been correctly shrunk, and Windows will still boot. The installation suggests these three linux partitions be set up (and gives me the chace to alter them), so my guess is that there is space there but unpartitioned.

When the error is presented, it asks if I want to go ahead anyway: so far I have said no.

Machine specs: Intel mobile i5-241M 2.3Ghz; NVIDIA GT 555M 2GB PCIe; 8 GB DDR-3 1333; motherboard: Intel HM65 Express Chipset Mainboard.

Suggestions?

Many thanks!

As far as I know, W7 creates extra partitions for itself besides C and D, which will be /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3. If it creates all as primary, you could only proceed with a secondary and some additional logical drives. A max of 4 primary partitions are allowed. I normally edit the proposed partitioning. Best is if you post the partition map proposed at install with openSUSE 11.4.

Reading this beforehand should answer most questions: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Partition/. If you get stuck, then ask at this forum again.

:-)
Al

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