Hey there. I got stuck in a weird situation. First of all, here are my specs.
CPU: AMD am2 64 -bit
RAM: DDR2 8GB
Raid Controler Card PCI-E : RocketRaid3120 True hardware.
HDD: 2x 320GB Seagate SATA2, configured as Raid0, Stripping.
HDD: 1 x 750 SATA2 Connected to the motherboards’ sata2 port, used for backup.
The problem: So i start the installation of openSuSE 11, no problems, Raid gets recognized, i leave the default partitions provided by opensuse, which are.
2gb for swap, 20gb for / (root), and the rest which is about 500gb is left for /home.
So sda= SCSI Harddrive (Raid0 Setup)
sda1= 2 gb swap
sda2= 20gb as / (ext3)
sda3= 530gb as /home (ext3)
Then i start the install process, so then the partitions are created, and:
sda1 gets formated as swap
sda2 gets formated as /
but when it gets to sda3 this is what happens:
Formatting sda3 as /home with ext3
_____________17% and that’s where it stops.
So while formating the /home partition with ext3, it stops at 17%. Then there is nothing i can do, everything is frozen.
Now if i change it from ext3 to xfs it will format all the way, but when it comes to copying the X11 images(4) it stalls again at about 84%.
I thought there was something wrong with the setup, so i formated raid0 with fdisk from a floppy disk, and it never stalled, it formated all the way trough, so it only stops when formating the /home partition for openSuSE.
And also i installed openSUSE 11 onto an IDE hdd, so there is nothing wrong with the DVD (instalation source).
Did anyone come across anything like this before? Any suggestions on how would i go about getting past this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.