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Re: Installation Problems-Fedora Core Distribution 3



On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 23:59:17 -0330
Chris Savoury <chris savoury gmail com> wrote:

> Hi everyone
> I am new to Linux but am trying to install Fedora Core Dist 3. 
> I want to set up a dual boot machine on my existing Win XP computer. I
> intend to install Fedora to my D: drive.
> 
> Going through the installation I get to the point of selecting English
> as my language and then English for the keyboard. Then I get 2 errors
> 
> Assertion (heads >0) at disk_dos.c:485 in function
> probe_partition_for_geom ( ) failed.
> 96
> Assertion (sectors <=63) at disk_dos.c:490 in function
> probe_partition_for_geom () failed.
> 96
> 
> The installation then stops and unmounts everything and gives me a
> message the install ended abnormally and it is now safe to reboot.
> 
> I would appreciate any information anyone could provide or some
> direction on where I could look up some help. Again keeping in mind
> that I am very new to this.
> 
> Thanks again
> Chris
> 
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You cannot use a microsoft disk designation for installing FC3. Either free up
some space on the disk cantaining XP or use a separate disk to install FC3.

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Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA. USA
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