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    Unhappy Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    I am about to stick a gun in my ear over this, I have for hours been trying to figure out the how to partition a front end machine.

    new 160 gig wd drive. Ran through the basic set up and got the /dev/sda error so I read through the forums, everyone said do a manual partition so I did that with multiple partitions as instructed but am constantly confronted with a no root found error. I am a wiz with mac and PC but this has got me stumped dead.

    How the hell do you correctly partition a drive for mythbuntu?

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    Re: Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTIInstaller View Post
    I am about to stick a gun in my ear over this, I have for hours been trying to figure out the how to partition a front end machine.

    new 160 gig wd drive. Ran through the basic set up and got the /dev/sda error so I read through the forums, everyone said do a manual partition so I did that with multiple partitions as instructed but am constantly confronted with a no root found error. I am a wiz with mac and PC but this has got me stumped dead.

    How the hell do you correctly partition a drive for mythbuntu?

    if someone could point me to a link on this site regarding basic partitioning that would also be super appreciated

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    Re: Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    What /dev/sda error?
    *Don't PM me directly for support, open a new thread
    *Looking for a MythTV quick start guide?

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    Re: Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgm4883 View Post
    What /dev/sda error?
    When installing a fresh copy of mythbuntu the install progresses all the way up to where you select you time zone and then hangs with a banner that says /dev/sda error "ignore, retry, cancel". I have 5 identical machines I will be using as front ends they all give the same error. I finally just got past this 15 minutes ago on one of the machines I have no idea why it finally worked this time. I am going to clone that drive to the other machines so I can hopefully avoid this problem with the remaining 4

    Thank for the reply

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    Re: Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    Some links, I always use gparted to partition and then use manual install to choose which partition is / (root), swap is normally found automatically if created in advance.

    gparted & fdisk instructions:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...gANewHardDrive
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Partition instructions for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Some links, I always use gparted to partition and then use manual install to choose which partition is / (root), swap is normally found automatically if created in advance.

    gparted & fdisk instructions:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...gANewHardDrive
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
    Thank you!

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