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    Default Installing on mSata Drive

    Has anyone tried installing on an mSata drive? I tried installing OpenSuse and received the message that the partitioning on my MyDigitalSSD drive was not readable.


    I’d like to know if it’s just my generic MyDigitalSSD drive that doesn’t work, or all mSata drives.


    Thanks

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    Default Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    Is it partitioned ?
    Try a tool like Parted Magic and set up your partitions
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    Yes, it is partitioned.

    The message I get is:

    The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by parted tool

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    Default Απ: Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    What kind of partition type do you have??
    I mean FAT32, EXT3,EXT4,NTFS etc.

    And also can I see your partitions
    Code:
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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    A 60 gig NTFS windows 7 install and a 32 gig FAT32 partition and 28 gigs of unpartitioned space.

    OpenSuse can see the partitions, it just can't edit or add partitions.

    I tried Ubuntu and it couldn't even see the partitions and claimed I had 128 gigs of unpartioned space. So I'm guessing it has to do with my mSata drive.

    How can I run fdisk if I can't install linux?

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    Default Απ: Re: Απ: Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by PheNux View Post
    A 60 gig NTFS windows 7 install and a 32 gig FAT32 partition and 28 gigs of unpartitioned space.

    OpenSuse can see the partitions, it just can't edit or add partitions.

    I tried Ubuntu and it couldn't even see the partitions and claimed I had 128 gigs of unpartioned space. So I'm guessing it has to do with my mSata drive.

    How can I run fdisk if I can't install linux?
    Look openSUSE has EXT4 partition type. It will better to read and translate my guide about partition Οδηγός Δημιουργίας Partition . You can of course use parted magic for that. Just download it http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/pmagic-4.5.iso burn it in cd and boot from it.

    These types of partitions who you create is only to install windows on it. Try with parted magic. Also there is a guide who James has written about SSD. it is perfect I suggest you to read it. http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...m-command.html
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    You can not install openSUSE to a NTFS partition. It may be able to shrink the partition if it is not full of data. I would go into Windows, if created by Windows and shrink the partition there after you make sure there is enough free space left to install openSUSE. I would suggest at least 30 GB of free space to start an openSUSE installation. SSD disks are very expensive and not very roomy and perhaps you need to load openSUSE onto a different hard disk.

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    Default Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    You said it was :
    generic MyDigitalSSD drive
    But now you say it has Win 7 installed. So really, who knows what you really have.

    Boot Parted Magic and get us:

    Code:
    fdisk -l
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    Default Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    Ok, I don't know how you guys aren't understanding me but here goes.

    I have a 128 GB MyDigitalSSD drive.

    It has a 60 gig Win7 NTFS partition, and a 32 gig FAT32 partition.

    I want to install linux and setup partitions on the remaining 28 gigs of unpartitioned space. So I'll create an EXT partition and swap partition out of the unpartitioned space.

    I will post the fdisk -l info later this afternoon. Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Installing on mSata Drive

    Perhaps even an image of the HD in Parted
    Like this:
    http://apum9q.bay.livefilestore.com/...d%20parted.png
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