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3.6 failing to install on HP T30 laptop

Started by galen, May 05, 2015, 11:34:09 PM

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Since my machines are locked and won't upgrade further I decided to install 3.6 LXDE onto T30 laptop.
Checked the md5sums, good
checked the DVD against the iso, ok
burned two DVDs.
fully checked hard drive as usual, partitions, fsck -c, checked DVD on laptop. ok
Installer failed with both DVDs

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/lib/live-installer/frontend/", line 828, in wizard_cb

  File "/usr/lib/live-installer/", line 55, in build_partitions
    partition_setup = PartitionSetup()

  File "/usr/lib/live-installer/", line 210, in __init__
    self.disks = _get_attached_disks()

  File "/usr/lib/live-installer/", line 201, in _get_attached_disks
    size = str(int(float(size[:-1]) * (1024/1000)**'BkMGTPEZY'.index(size[-1]))) + size[-1]

ValueError: substring not found

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You have 2 choices:
1. If your machine doesn't have UEFI, just Bios, run the old installer:
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
2. Download and try the latest iso image of Sparky 4.0 RC.
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thank you
sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
worked on two t30 laptops
including setting the keyboard to french canadian multiligual.
Sparky is the ony distro I've found that does this ! bravo

Q. Will using the older installer cause problems with auto-updates since the system has a root account again?
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The problem you had before happed between sparky 3.5 and 3.6.
Sparky 3.6 is free of the changes (siduction packages) so the upgrade should be made ease even Sparky 3.6 has been released 5 month ago.
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