Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: existing partitions not detected during install

  1. #1
    lostlont NNTP User

    Default existing partitions not detected during install

    Hi,

    I've tried to install opensuse on my intel 64bit pc with sata hdd which already has partitions, but at the partition section of the installation my suse suggests reformating my harddisk instead of recognizing the existing partitions. Simply it shows an empty list of partitions even after reloading the partition table.
    I've tried it with different versions (11.0 x86-64, 10.3 64 and 10.2 32bit) but all of them had the same problem.
    Is it a 64-bit or intel problem or the sata hdd is the reason or something else?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. #2

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    If you don't need to keep any data on the disk, you can just let the installer set the default partition layout. Are you trying to keep a partition with data on it?

  3. #3
    lostlont NNTP User

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    It's nearly full of used space, it would be a long time to save my data to another disk, reformat it and then copy the data back.

  4. #4
    isilmeraumo NNTP User

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    I am having the exact same problem. I have 2 74G WD Raptor SATA disks. One has Linux and the other has Windows. The Linux disk is in 3 separate partitions; root, swap, and home. I want to keep the home partition. The installer doesn't see any of the partitions on any of the disks. It actually lists 3 disk devices when I go into the "edit partitioning" screen; sda, sdb, and md0. I am not sure where it is getting the md0 from but it sees the sda and sdb as the correct physical disks. This seems like a major problem as I have never had this issue with any of the other major distro's I have tried. If there is any other information I can get to help diagnose this problem, I'd be happy to gather it.

  5. #5

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    Can you tell it not to format but go ahead and set the mount point.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    North east Ohio
    Posts
    74

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    Boot from the install media (cd or dvd). when you get to the screen that is titled "Prepair HardDisk Step 1" (top left on the screen) look for the selection "Custom Partitioning (expert users)";
    Select it. Here you can tell it what to do with your existing partitions.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    106

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    Had same issues in the past.Tried everthing.
    Finally,waht was wrong was that i had to change the sata/IDE cables with some new ones.
    The old ones were working perfectly under winxp.Give it a try,u never know....
    "Keyboard not found. Press any key to continue"

  8. #8
    lostlont NNTP User

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    bjbrock57: I can't go ahead. If i ignore this part of the installation then it will make the three suggested partitions (so data losing is possible).

    garyg_the_first: I did it in expert mode (as I usually do ) but it can't recognize them.

    gdelta9: My sata cable and hdd is very new (~1 month), but if I can find another cable I try it.

  9. #9

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    Are the old partitions Rieserfs? If so you may have to either kill the partitions or wait and hope that OpenSUSE 11.1 has RieserFS support.

    Just for kicks and giggles, does OpenSUSE 10.x install see the partitions? This would help determine if this is an 11.0 specific issue.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    7,236

    Default Re: existing partitions not detected during install

    Neophyte42 wrote:
    > Are the old partitions Rieserfs? If so you may have to either kill the
    > partitions or wait and hope that OpenSUSE 11.1 has RieserFS support.
    >
    > Just for kicks and giggles, does OpenSUSE 10.x install see the
    > partitions? This would help determine if this is an 11.0 specific
    > issue.


    For the record, openSUSE 11.0 has ReiserFS support. In the original release, the
    2.6.25 kernel (Note - that IS NOT openSUSE SPECIFIC.) had at least two bugs that
    caused system hangs in certain circumstances. These have been fixed in
    2.6.26.11, which is the latest kernel on the update site.

    Whatever problems you are having are probably not a ReiserFS problem.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •