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Re: trouble with install -- 64 bit, disk partitioner

Hi gang,

Thanks for your help.  In the end, i believe the problem was the RAID5 configuration that had been set up for windows.  I used killdisk to scrub the hard drives, then was able to use gparted (which had hung previously) and then install debian.  I'll reuse the disks with LVM and go to backups instead of RAID.


From: Doug <dmcgarrett@optonline.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:54:46 AM
To: Michael Fothergill; debian-user
Subject: Re: trouble with install -- 64 bit, disk partitioner

On 05/07/2015 01:33 PM, Michael Fothergill wrote:
>     belay that last email -- i understand the difference now.  i'll try the live CD and report.
> ​If you can get debian running using the live cd, then if it can't then install it on the hard drive or even see the hard drives properly etc then people on the forum would likely suggest some diagnostic commands you could using the OS to help figure out what the problem is...
> Regards
> MF ​

If that doesn't work, I think it might be worthwhile to get a copy of GParted (which you can also find on a Parted Magic disk). Download either one, run GParted and make a partition on your hard drive. Make it bootable.

Then try installing the Debian OS. (Both of the disks I mentioned are free downloads.)


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