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    Question Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Ok, that is a standard MBR partition table. You can not use UEFI boot on it. You have to use traditional boot with traditional bios.
    The USB has two boot options: 1. UEFI. 2. Without UEFI.
    I can boot successfully using any option and get the same error, and the BIOS supports both UEFI and traditional boot.
    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    You forgot to use code tags; the '#' button in the editor.
    I'm a bit beginner.
    Last edited by sherif6; 24-Nov-2013 at 11:40. Reason: to complete a sentence

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    Exclamation Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    If there's something to do, ask. If it's advanced tell me steps. I couldn't at least install it.

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Installation succeded in an older computer (not a laptop, a PC without UEFI).

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    On 2013-11-26 18:16, sherif6 wrote:
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    > Installation succeded in an older computer (not a laptop, a PC without
    > UEFI).


    There is something about your first computer that the install system
    does not like. You could try playing with the four combinations of bios
    in uefi or traditional mode, and the usb stick in uefi or traditional mode.

    Modern computers with uefi have strange problems, because uefi is new
    and not every designer has adapted properly.

    You should investigate bios upgrades for your machine.

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    Post Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    You should investigate bios upgrades for your machine.
    BIOS upgraded, and the same error appeared (with USB UEFI boot and legacy (non-UEFI) boot support enabled on BIOS).

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    On 2013-11-28 17:26, sherif6 wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2602299 Wrote:
    >> You should investigate bios upgrades for your machine.

    > BIOS upgraded, and the same error appeared (-with USB UEFI boot and
    > legacy (non-UEFI) boot support enabled on BIOS)--.-


    Too bad :-(

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Just to be sue we are on the same page you are trying installing 13.1 right?

    Also tell use about your hardware in detail.

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    Post Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Just to be sue we are on the same page you are trying installing 13.1 right?
    Right.
    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Also tell use about your hardware in detail.
    BIOS: Vendor: Insyde. Version: F25.
    Hard disk
    :
    From Live Installer: IDE disk, 698.64 GB, /dev/sda, Hitachi-HTS54757.
    From KInfoCenter: Bus: SATA.
    Processor:
    Intel Core-i5.
    USB: SanDisk Cruzer Switch.
    If you need more details, tell me how to get it. Those were easy ones.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Any questions or tries?

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    Default Re: Operation not permitted on dev/sda

    Quote Originally Posted by sherif6 View Post

    "Operation not permitted on /dev/sda.

    The partitioning on your disk /dev/sda is either not readable by the partitioning tool parted used to change the partition table or is not supported by this tool.

    You may use the partitions on disk /dev/sda as they are or format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or remove partitions from that disk here.

    You may initialize the disk partition table to a sane state in the Expert Partitioner by selecting "Expert"->"Delete Partition Table and Disk Label", but this will destroy all data on all partitions of this disk."
    I have seen such error when disk was used with Windows Dynamic Disks in the past and stale copy of superblock is still present. Worth to check the very last block and block 6 for signature (string "PRIVHEAD" at the beginning of sector).

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