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fabbo
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Couldn't install 0.2.6

Post by fabbo » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:21 am

I downloaded the 0.2.6 install ISO, and tried to run it. When the partition selection screen comes up, it gives a message saying something like "The partition table is not in a format ReactOS can handle", and it only lists the NTFS partition and the two Linux (data and swap) aprtitions. It just ignores the two FAT32 partitions present on the drive.

Note that, when booting Linux, fdisk and parted have no problems.
This is fdisk's output
Dispositivo Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 10444 83891398+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 10445 11749 10482412+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3 * 11750 13054 10482412+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda4 13055 14946 15197490 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 13055 13250 1574338+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 13251 14946 13623088+ 83 Linux

And this is parted's
(parted) p
Geometria del disco per /dev/hda: 0.000-117246,937 megabyte
Tipo di etichetta disco: msdos
Minor Inizio Fine Tipo File system Flag
1 0,031 81925,224 primaria ntfs
2 81925,225 92161,955 primaria fat32 lba
3 92161,956 102398,686 primaria fat32 avvio, lba
4 102398,687 117239,985 estesa lba
5 102398,717 103936,157 logica linux-swap
6 103936,188 117239,985 logica ext3


Maybe the problem is that ReactOS does not handle more than one primary partition? The NTFS partition and the two FAT32 partitions are all primary, while the Linux ones are logical.

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Re: Couldn't install 0.2.6

Post by Gasmann » Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:29 pm

fabbo wrote:Maybe the problem is that ReactOS does not handle more than one primary partition? The NTFS partition and the two FAT32 partitions are all primary, while the Linux ones are logical.
Yes that's the problem. I think you just have to move the primary fat32 partition where you want to install ReactOS into the extended partition so it becomes a logical one.
Then you can install Ros into it, however you may get problems installing freeldr because of the multiple primary partitions. :roll:
Maybe you can also install it into a primary partition, however it may fail.
Be sure to backup all important data on this hdd before you ignore such a warning!
Best solution would be to only have one primary partition, then this warning shouldn't show up at all...

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Post by Sarocet » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:46 pm

Instead of changing a lot your hard disk partitions, I think you may be interested in buying a new [for you] small hard disk to use React OS. I think the price may be compensed for the danger.

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