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    Question Try (hd0,0): Ext2 lock

    Hi guys,

    It has been a while I've been around here, as I didn't need some extraordinary help.

    So the problem I'm experiencing right now is as the title says, I get, before I even run in installation, "Try (hd0,0): Ext2" message, and the machine can be only restarted or shut down.

    I got to this by using "instluxNETOpenSuSE10_2english.exe" from Browse instlux Files on SourceForge.net as I have no other option to install my Tux. I was thinking that it was because of the older version of OpenSuse in the instluxNET, so I've also tried the same with "gNewSense" distro, but the result was the same.

    What I have set up in "boot.ini"
    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="XPP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    C:\g2ldr.mbr="Install"
    I don't know if this is quite right set-up as XPP is installed on second partition as the primary is ready for reformat and installation of linux. I think that's why I'm experiencing this as everywhere I look, anyone refers to have Windowze on primary partition.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm really, really.... on using Windowze anymore.

    BTW: Content what I've found left on the drive after trying to get working also the gNewSense install:
    Code:
    c:\win32-loader
    cpio_list
    linux
    newc_chunk
    cpio.bat
    
    grub.cfg:
    linux	/win32-loader/linux video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 priority=low --
    initrd /win32-loader/initrd.gz
    boot
    
    pressed.cfg:
    tasksel tasksel/desktop multiselect gnome-desktop
    tasksel tasksel/desktop seen false
    d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US
    d-i time/zone string Europe
    d-i console-keymaps-at/keymap select us
    d-i console-keymaps-at/keymap seen true
    d-i netcfg/get_hostname string _vg_
    d-i netcfg/get_hostname seen false
    d-i passwd/user-fullname string reeboker
    d-i passwd/user-fullname seen false
    
    d-i preseed/late_command string wget http://goodbye-microsoft.com/stats/finished_install_on_`udpkg --print-architecture` -O /dev/null
    
    
    d-i mirror/http/proxy seen true
    
    cpio.exe
    gzip.exe
    uninstall.exe
    initrd.gz
    I've searched around and came just to this issue regarding Ubuntu Wubi, but I'm trying to get normal (dual-boot) Linux installation on my first HDD partition.

    If you can pin-point me to some material how to setup offline/online installation without media, maybe extracting some of the primary files of a LiveCD distros, that, I guess would be helpfull too, as long as I get around that "Try (hd0,0): Ext2".

  2. #2
    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Try (hd0,0): Ext2 lock

    On 2010-10-11 19:36, reeboker wrote:

    >
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > It has been a while I've been around here, as I didn't need some
    > extraordinary help.
    >
    > So the problem I'm experiencing right now is as the title says, I get,
    > before I even run in installation, "Try (hd0,0): Ext2" message, and the
    > machine can be only restarted or shut down.
    >
    > I got to this by using "instluxNETOpenSuSE10_2english.exe" from 'Browse
    > instlux Files on SourceForge.net'
    > (http://sourceforge.net/projects/instlux/files/) as I have no other
    > option to install my Tux. I was thinking that it was because of the
    > older version of OpenSuse in the instluxNET, so I've also tried the same
    > with "gNewSense" distro, but the result was the same.


    I have no experience at with that installation method, you should ask their developers or support
    forum, if any. But considering the old version, I suppose they don't have any.

    I suggest you look here: <http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Installation>
    and here: <http://old-en.opensuse.org/Installation>

    Somewhere there it is documented how to install without a cd, which I assume is your case.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

  3. #3

    Default Re: Try (hd0,0): Ext2 lock

    Quote Originally Posted by reeboker View Post
    Hi guys,

    It has been a while I've been around here, as I didn't need some extraordinary help.

    So the problem I'm experiencing right now is as the title says, I get, before I even run in installation, "Try (hd0,0): Ext2" message, and the machine can be only restarted or shut down.

    I got to this by using "instluxNETOpenSuSE10_2english.exe" from Browse instlux Files on SourceForge.net as I have no other option to install my Tux. I was thinking that it was because of the older version of OpenSuse in the instluxNET, so I've also tried the same with "gNewSense" distro, but the result was the same.

    What I have set up in "boot.ini"

    I don't know if this is quite right set-up as XPP is installed on second partition as the primary is ready for reformat and installation of linux. I think that's why I'm experiencing this as everywhere I look, anyone refers to have Windowze on primary partition.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm really, really.... on using Windowze anymore.

    BTW: Content what I've found left on the drive after trying to get working also the gNewSense install:

    I've searched around and came just to this issue regarding Ubuntu Wubi, but I'm trying to get normal (dual-boot) Linux installation on my first HDD partition.

    If you can pin-point me to some material how to setup offline/online installation without media, maybe extracting some of the primary files of a LiveCD distros, that, I guess would be helpfull too, as long as I get around that "Try (hd0,0): Ext2".
    Yes you're definitely on the wrong track for a dual boot installation. The "instluxNETOpenSuSE10_2english.exe" installs Linux 10.2 to run under Windows and not as dual boot with Grub menu. IOW, had you installed you would've been running Windows and then start OpenSuSE10.2 as an application on Windows.

    Please read
    http://www.novell.com/documentation/...quick_113.html
    http://opensuse-guide.org/installation.php
    for OpenSuse 11.3 and the instructions provided by Carlos E. R. above.

    You'll need at least 1 free (unused) partition but preferably 3 logical partitions on an extended partition / (root), /home, and /swap. You can use Gparted LiveCD, Parted Magic, Partition Magic, or some other partitioner to free space and create an unused partition if you only have 1 primary partition with free space.

    After you have the unused partitions then you should be able to use an OpenSUSE DVD, OpenSUSE Network install or an OpenSUSE LiveCD to install OpenSUSE. OpenSUSE 11.3 is the latest version but you can install a LXDE or XFCE desktop if your PC doesn't meet the requirements for KDE or Gnome desktops.

    Almost forgot, if you really want to install OpenSUSE 10.2 to run on top of Windows, then you should start Windows first, then insert the CD and run the program
    "instluxNETOpenSuSE10_2english.exe". Main clue here is ".exe" which I believe is unique to Windows applications.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

  4. #4

    Default Re: Try (hd0,0): Ext2 lock

    BTW, Windows should be installed to the 1st partition for no other reason than to simplify you life under Windows.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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