Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11.1

  1. #1

    Post Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11.1

    My laptop already has windows xp up and running fine.
    Of the total 298 GB of hard disk, 250 GB is in use and I have already left 48 GB unallocated.

    When i try to install suse 11.1, when i get the partitioning screen, instead of using the unallocated space or shrinking the windows space, it tries to delete windows completely.

    I get the following message in red letters:
    Delete windows partition /dev/sda1 (50.00 GB). Resize impossible due to inconsistent fs. Try checking fs under windows.

    The same message appears for each of the three other drives as well and it tries to use up the entire 298 GB.

    I am not able to find a feasible solution even if i try to create a new partition myself.

    Anyone faced and/or solved this issue before?

  2. #2

    Question Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    my problem is similar. But not the same, first of all, the 11.1 x64 DVD resized my vista partition. The message before resizing is terrifying "partition data will lost blah blah" I was sweating but still pressed ok.

    after resizing I got 50GB unallocated, but installation failed in partitioning.
    message: "YaST, Failure occurred during following action:
    setting type of partition /dev/sda6 to 82, system error code was: -1012"

    could not google anything useful so far,

    Sorry for squeezing on to your boat.

    BTW, I can still get into Vista and see the partition changed in computer management and write reply here. Hux...

    Sorry guys, got reedit my reply here, I think I find solution for my problem by using search in this forum, better than google!!!
    Maybe you should try also.
    solution to my problem (maybe will post a ticket more to google search)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/new-user-...ease-read.html
    Last edited by legendbb; 23-Oct-2009 at 22:22. Reason: find solution on forum
    SuSe 11.1 on Thinkpad T40 (1.6GHz|1.5Gb is pushing)
    SuSe 11.1 on Thanikpad X61 Tablet (Core2Dure 1.6GHz|4Gb|Intel 965GM|WD7200rpm320GB).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,857
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    You need to use Custom Partitioning.
    You say Unallocated but do you mean Free Space, there is a difference.

    If it's truly Unallocated it means windows cannot currently use it. If it's free, it's available to windows but free space.

    IMO. If it's free space I would be careful. What you have is not much when you consider the size of windows. Backup important data and defrag. I wouldn't use more than half the space available.

    If it's Unallocated use Custom Partitioning and create a partition using all the space. Make it all one big extended partition and then create thre partitions within that: swap, /(root), /home

    Install Demo - With Pics and Video - openSUSE Forums

    Watch a SUSE 11.1 install Slideshow - openSUSE Forums
    Tumbleweed_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  4. #4

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    Quote Originally Posted by susitk View Post
    My laptop already has windows xp up and running fine.
    Of the total 298 GB of hard disk, 250 GB is in use and I have already left 48 GB unallocated.

    When i try to install suse 11.1, when i get the partitioning screen, instead of using the unallocated space or shrinking the windows space, it tries to delete windows completely.

    I get the following message in red letters:
    Delete windows partition /dev/sda1 (50.00 GB). Resize impossible due to inconsistent fs. Try checking fs under windows.

    The same message appears for each of the three other drives as well and it tries to use up the entire 298 GB.

    I am not able to find a feasible solution even if i try to create a new partition myself.



    Anyone faced and/or solved this issue before?
    There is a how to somewhere. Check the sticky threads in install and boot section. I can't tell you the blow by blow of how to do it but to start with:
    When you use the installation dvd/cd, under the partitioning you have to select the partitioning for expert There you have to start from scratch by building your own partition using the unallocated partition of your hard drive. You need to create your root partition (/), home and swap. Try it and play with the options in the installer to familiarize before proceeding with the suse installation.
    Edit:
    Someone is posting also while I'm writing my post so he might have a clearer picture on his post.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SATX
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    Quote Originally Posted by susitk View Post
    ....I get the following message in red letters:
    Delete windows partition /dev/sda1 (50.00 GB). Resize impossible due to inconsistent fs. Try checking fs under windows.
    Defrag and scandisk under windows.
    I hate rutabagas, with brussel sprouts being very suspect.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    Thanks a lot guys.

    @caf4926
    I mean unallocated space and not free space. As windows could not even use this space, i was hoping that suse would reside within this space without tampering the existing windows.

    I will try to fiddle a bit with the disk partitioner.
    If i get on to anything fruitful either by myself or anywhere else from google, will sure post it here for other's help

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Mallow, Ireland
    Posts
    1,031
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    Code:
    Delete windows partition /dev/sda1 (50.00 GB). Resize impossible due to inconsistent fs. Try checking fs under windows.
    Two things to try here:
    1) Restart your pc fully (i.e shutdown and turn it back on). If you have your Windows in Hibernation the file system cannot be altered so the installer will not try and shrink it.

    2) If point 1 doesn't work make sure your windows partition is clean by doing a defrag and checkdisk as mentioned earlier by suseclown.

    This way your windows partition should be clean and the Suse installer should be able to shrink it no problem. I have not had a problem dual booting with XP on a single drive providing you have enough space (which it looks like you have) and your file system is clean.
    "To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password."

  8. #8

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    Further tweaking with the 'Create Partition' option revealed the 50 GB unallocated space that is left.

    When I try to install Linux on this partition, i get the following error:

    The current selection is invalid:
    Too few parameters are marked for removal or the disk is too small.
    To install Linux, select more partitions to remove or select a larger disk.

    This is quite surprising. I was under the impression that 50 GB is more than enough to install a copy of Suse.
    Does this mean I have to start tampering with the existing windows partitions?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    110

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    50GB is more than enough for a Suse install !

    You mention "three other drives" in your first post. You mean you have 4 windows partitions (e.g. "drives" c,d,e,f) already on the physical disk? And they'll all be primary partitions?

    In which case you can't add an extended partition in which to create the logicals that Suse could use.

    If this is the case, best course of action (although it's a bit ugly) would be to back up the data from the 3 non-system partitions ("drives") - assuming only "c" is your system drive - delete those three "drives", create one big extended partition in all the space the one remaining "c drive" isn't using, then recreate 3 NTFS logical partitions in the extended (where you can copy back the contents of your previous 3 "drives") plus the swap, root, home partitions for Suse.

    This assumes I've understood your drive usage correctly and comes with the huge caveat that once you start extreme partitioning (nomination for an Olympic sport anyone?) you need to be 101% sure of what you're doing and that everything (did I mention "everything") is backed up - twice !

    Oh and you'd be better off downloading the Live Parted disk to do all this rather than try from within the Suse installer.

    Maybe you could confirm that I've got your disk usage right for starters then I'm sure you'll get the help here to get the result you want.

    IG

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Mallow, Ireland
    Posts
    1,031
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Problem with partitioning when trying to install suse 11

    No, 50Gb is plenty for a installation but Suse by default needs 3 partitions.
    1) swap
    2) Root
    3) Home

    Root is generally 20Gb, swap is defaulted to 2 (I think) and home would be the rest (bout 28Gb in this case)

    Try to create these partitions in the free space using the partitioner in the installation. Create a custom partition and create the 3 above mentioned partitions and mount points. I don't know what to click but maybe someone else will
    "To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password."

Page 1 of 3 123 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
  •