i'm trying o install the 4.0 version to the ssd of my eee pc 900a. in gparted i can view and work with the partitions of my device fine without problem and they are still modified a i wanted when i reboot into the live cd. however when i go into the installer and get to the part where it asks which partition i want to use the only thing in the dropdown box is not found. how do i install this os as it seems to be exactly what i've been looking for but i don't want to take a external cd drive everywhere
installer can't find partitions eee pc 900a(4 posts) (2 voices)
what are the results of:
# fdisk -l
Anyway, I suggest you to use tazinst in cli mode (in a terminal window):
# tazinst new install.conf
edit install.conf to suit your needs, this file is self-documented.
# tazinst install install.conf
this command will install SliTaz on your system.
root@slitaz:/home/tux# fdisk -l
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT
Disk /dev/sda: 31522816 sectors, 30.0M
Logical sector size: 512
Disk identifier (GUID): 4556daef-5d9d-8c4d-83e9-981d5d37269f
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 31522782
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 2048 31520767 30.0M 0700
triedthe install.conf suff yousuggetedand here ismy output. what did i do wrong. it seems i messedup the parameters somehow
root@slitaz:/home/tux# install install.conf
Command line: install
BusyBox v1.18.4 (2012-03-14 03:32:25 CET) multi-call binary.
Usage: install [-cdDsp] [-o USER] [-g GRP] [-m MODE] [SOURCE]... DEST
Copy files and set attributes
-c Just copy (default)
-d Create directories
-D Create leading target directories
-s Strip symbol table
-p Preserve date
-o USER Set ownership
-g GRP Set group ownership
-m MODE Set permissions
# fdisk -l Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT
Your partition table use the GUID Partition Table scheme (GPT), a new alternative to the classic Master Boot Record (MBR) one.
MBR cannot address disk space beyond the 2 Terabyte limit, and presents other difficulties, chief among these is the limitation of four primary partitions.
GPT adresses these limitations, the main problem with GPT is one of compatibility: the kernel, the boot loader, and low-level disk utilities must all support GPT.
GPT support status in SliTaz:
- The kernel is compiled with EFI GUID Partition Support.
- The default bootloader is Grub Legacy, officially GRUB Legacy is not GPT-aware and so can't boot anything from a GPT disk, it needs to be patched to do so. You'll have to replace it by Grub2, you may have to create a separate partition dedicated to grub2. The Syslinux boot loader is another Linux boot loader that includes GPT support.
- The disk utilities like fdisk, cfdisk do not support GPT, but you'll be happier with GNU Parted.
So it's possible to boot SliTaz from GPT, but it's not the most straightforward task.
Another option if your disk is empty, is to delete the current partition table (GPT), create a new partition table (MBR), recreate partitions and then run a regular install of SliTaz.
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