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#1 Ando

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

Hey guys,
I just wanted to say thank you to all who help me out ahead of time.
I am trying to install Fedora Core 2 for one of my classes everything goes fine throughout the installation process until when I get to the part where I choose to automatically partion the computer or to manually do it. When I hit the next button an error message comes up that says "An error has occurred- no valid devices were found on which to create the file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of this problem."

I am trying to do this on an old Compaq computer with 200gb hard drive 512mb of ram. It used to have windows xp on it. If there is anything else that is needed to know let me know.

Once again I appreciate any help on this.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:11 AM

does it do it when you use both the auto partitioner and the manual? or just one or the other. If youve only tried one or the other, I would then try the one you havent tried, personally, with other linux installations, it goes smoother for me if I prefer to use the manual set up. As far as fedora is concerned, Ive only tried it once, and only got to where you are at now-it messed my computer up bad (I was installing it on a dual boot with vista at the time, it messed up all the partitions on the drive forcing me to reformat. Of course, I was using a beta version, but still) anyway, That would be my advice, try both, if you havent already. If you have, I would try running the harddrive diagnostic software for the brand of hard drive you have, its possible you have a bad drive.

Of course, if all else fails, You could boot the system up with a ubuntu live disk and use it to manually format the drive, and then try the fedora installation disc again.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Fedora Core 2 is way to old. The kernel on it may not support your devices.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:34 AM

I have tried to install ubuntu on it also and that to didn't work. The screen would go black and it wouldn't do anything from there you had to reboot in to be able to do anything.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

Is this the original hard drive? How old is it, and how confident are you that it's okay?




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