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January 7th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Hi All
I have a 80Gb blank HDD onto which I was going to install 10.10 from a live CD. It gets as far as the partition section but all the partitioning options are greyed out. Below that is a box which shows the HDD, /dev/sda but clicking on that appears to do nothing. If I click on next I get an error message saying root file system cannot be installed.

Any ideas anyone?

January 7th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Welcome to UF :-)
You say that you have a blank HDD. Has the disc been formatted by a Mac? Has the disc been used as part of a raid array at any time? Were partitions created on that disc at any time, and if so, how were they deleted? Thanks.

January 7th, 2011, 11:39 PM
hi and welcome, if you want to install 10.10 on the whole hdd then you dont need to define partitions unless you want to manually define a separate home partition etc....you should just (before you get to this stage) be able to tell the installer to install on the entire drive.

Edit ->Quackers is here, I can butt out ;-)