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Re: Another FC4 installation problem



On 6/23/05, M A Young <m a young durham ac uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 
> > I have been saving all the threads concerning FC4 instalation problems
> > from the beginning, but the problem I ran into was not covered in opne
> > of them. Also, the solutions presented to various probems from
> > fedorafaq and fedoraforum failed to present me with a working install.
> >
> > After the About to Install screen I get this warning:
> > Error about informing the kernel about modifications to /dev/hda3-
> > device or resource busy.
> >
> > So I Ignore it and an immediatly presented with:
> > Exception occured.
> 
> I saw this on a kickstart install (x86_64). Curiously enough I repeated
> the same install and it worked second time around. I was mirroring disks,
> the first disk had a Windows partition on it that I was overwriting, and
> the second may have had its geometry modified (ie. number of virtual heads
> put up to 255).
> 
>         Michael Young
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I think that I managed to format the entire drive in fdisk, but the
problem persists. I thought that I had erased hda2, but it still
complains.

What is the fool-proof way of formating an old hard disk before install?

Dotan


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