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cant install Gameover 3.2

Started by Ford_Prefect, January 06, 2014, 12:48:45 PM

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Ford_Prefect

Hello.



I have tried to install Sparkylinux Gameover 3.2 64 bit, but the installer doesn' t recognize my swap space and exits.

The system is a Athlon II 3 Ghz, 4 Gb ram, 500 Gb hard disk.

I tried installing from usb and dvd, but no luck.

Is there a way around this?

pavroo

#1
This is a known bug. In some cases the installer does not recognize any partition. We work on it.

Can you try install Sparky from DVD with all USB disks plugged off?
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Ford_Prefect

#2
I tried installing from dvd with no usb sticks plugged in, i even removed my usb cardreader.

The partitions are set up alright, but the installer still can't find my swap partition.

rayman3264

#3
hi i was wondering what system you created the partitions in & were they setup encrypted ? has i know i have had encrypted ferdora installs before that had to be completely deleted and new ones setup to install.

Ford_Prefect

#4
I completely removed all my partitions (this is my test system) and created new ones, no encryption here.

This system always worked fine with different linux installs, Ubuntu, Mint, i even had Steamos installed on it.

Clarkyboy

#5
When I first tried installing sparky, I found the gparted reset my swap partition to 1M instead of 1G.. Try re-installing and see what happens - I finally succeeded

rayman3264

#6
i have heard of this before elsewhere try using a different distro from dvd partition the drive with swap and ext4 then reboot using sparky ,,... you may have to try both with and without formating before using sparky

Ford_Prefect

#7
I tried repartitioning the drive with Gparted from the Ultimate boot cd.

The partitions are set up right, but still no go, the installer stops at detecting the swap partition.

I also tried installing on a different  system, a Athlon 64 3000, socket 754 with 2 Gb ram and a Geforce 7600, also no luck

I am giving up for now, i installed Linux mint KDE without trouble.

I wonder if anyone succeeded at installing somehow, i have some experience with Linux, but this bug is a real show stopper for me.

Synister

#8
 hi yall



If I remember correctly in the gpart app there is an option to reformat the hard drive. I had this same problem n just started pushing buttons :) It took 5 hours to reformat 500g but then sparky went on faster than other OS's I've tried. And btw, the instructions on using gpart are the best I was able to find anywhere. Hope this helps.



Sorry, am now on my second cup of coffee and my gray matter is working a little better. Now that I'm thinking :) I believe I started a live session then went to disk management and reformatted from there.

sl43

#9
why would i get this message while trying to open the sparky installer? using live dvd and not logged in as root.



failed to run /usr/bin/sparkylinux-installer 'gui' as

user root



unable to copy the users xauthorization file

pavroo

#10
Did you just click on the installer icon on the desktop or did you try to run it in a text console?

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sl43

#11
i tried both.. i get that message when clicking the icon. text mode doesnt recognize my partitions and i didnt want my /home in root

pavroo

#12
Is it 32 or 64 bit iso?

Problem with partitions recognizing is still during solving.

It happens on some machines not everyone.
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sl43

#13

Quote:

Quote from pavroo on February 15, 2014, 15:59

Is it 32 or 64 bit iso?

Problem with partitions recognizing is still during solving.

It happens on some machines not everyone.






im trying to use the 32bit version

pavroo

#14
The problem with partitions recognizing is known and not fixed yet.

The second problem with launching the installer - looks like your copy of the iso can be broken.

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