Fedora Core 2 uninstallable on my machine

Jeffrey Mutonho ejbengine at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 05:39:39 UTC 2004


Hi there

>Your summary of the hard disks indicates 3 partitions of type NTFS with
>a total of ~80gb.  I realize  that you have 2 drives, but I wonder how
>you are doing the install.
I'm installing FC2 on the second drive , the  MAXTOR 6L040J2 (37.3GB)
, which is the secondary master.The 80G one with the NTFS partitions
is the primary master.

>Are you trying to install to an existing partition? 
>or are you creating new install partitions?
Nope.I'm installing on a new partitions on the MAXTOR 6L040J2 (37.3GB)

>Which hard drive is master and which is slave?

 Maxtor 6Y080L0 (76.3GB) ------is the primary master.It's slave is a
DVD-ROM drive

 MAXTOR 6L040J2 (37.3GB)----is the secondary master.It's slave is a CDROM drive


>Where are the NTFS partitions?
The NTFS partions is where XP is resident(on the Maxtor 6Y080L0 (76.3GB) disk)

>Can you provide an fdisk -l output for each drive (will answer the
>second and 3rd questions above) and the answers to my questions above.
Dunno is the info I've given is sufficient to provide a lead.If not
I'll do the fdisk -l thing later today.The  machine is sitting at home
and I'lll only be able to access it later today.
The strange thing is that FC1 installs without any problem.In fact ,
that's what I have temporarily running on the machine.

jeff mutonho



On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 14:33:33 -0500, Jeff Vian <jvian10 at charter.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 08:00, Jeffrey Mutonho wrote:
> > Hi guys.I'm re-posting my message as the original on never appeared on the list:
> >
> > Hi guys.
> > I've been battling with installing FC2 on my machine.My installation
> > keeps failing with a message saying "Install exited abnormally..." and
> > then a message for me to reboot the machine.I've googled and stumbled
> > upon a post (at
> > http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-May/msg05225.html)with
> > the same problem and the response seemed to suggest that it was a
> > hardware issue.FC1 installs without a problem.I've used the same CDs
> > on another work machine and had no problems at all.
> >
> > There's a summary of my machine:
> >
> 
> >From the information on the summary below I see one potential problem
> that none of the other posters mentioned (yes it may be a dumb question
> but I want to rule out all the possibilities).
> 
> Your summary of the hard disks indicates 3 partitions of type NTFS with
> a total of ~80gb.  I realize  that you have 2 drives, but I wonder how
> you are doing the install.
> 
> Are you trying to install to an existing partition? or are you creating
> new install partitions?
> Which hard drive is master and which is slave?
> Where are the NTFS partitions?
> 
> Can you provide an fdisk -l output for each drive (will answer the
> second and 3rd questions above) and the answers to my questions above.
> 
> <snip>
> > Physical Storage Devices
> > Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
> > Hard Disk : MAXTOR 6L040J2 (37.3GB)
> > Hard Disk : Maxtor 6Y080L0 (76.3GB)
> > CD-ROM/DVD : DVDRW IDE1108 (CD 40X Rd, 40X Wr) (DVD 5X Rd, 5X Wr)
> > CD-ROM/DVD : SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-240B (CD 40X Rd, 40X Wr)
> >
> > Logical Storage Devices
> > 1.44MB 3.5" (A:) : N/A
> > Hard Disk (C:) : 39.1GB (20.4GB, 52% Free) (NTFS)
> > Hard Disk (D:) : 19.7GB (13.1GB, 66% Free) (NTFS)
> > Hard Disk (E:) : 17.6GB (11.9GB, 68% Free) (NTFS)
> > Clearworkdisk (F:) : 556MB (0MB, 0% Free) (CDFS)
> > Tomcat (G:) : 88MB (0MB, 0% Free) (CDFS)
> <snip>
> 
>





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