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#1 alter-simpel

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hello,

just tried to install bodhi-2.4.0-64.iso which failed.
Device: 4GB USB Stick with correct written .iso builded by unetbootin under Gentoo.

Computer to install:
Mainboard: ASUS P9X79
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz × 8
16 Gig RAM
GPU: GeForce GTX 660/PCIe/SSE2

The .iso boots properly and the live system works fine.
Starting the installer works but after choosing the language the next screen hangs, i waitet a half hour because i knew the issue on severeal -buntus no matter if they start from USB stick or DVD.

Other -buntu derivates work on the hardware

anyone may got some solution? I very much like to run Bodhi on that machine :)

Hardware info:



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

Run
sudo parted -l
Look for the partition table. If it is GPT you should install GParted in the live-session to enable the installer to read the partitions. Maybe you best have a look in Gparted how the disk is partitioned. If it has a rather small FAT partition labeled with EFI or boot/efi and a bootflag then you most probably have a UEFI and no BIOS. Bodhi until now can not be installed in UEFI mode. There are workarounds as I described HERE
If the partition table is msdos you should check if the maximum of 4 primary partitions is already in use. If so you should make changes to get free space for the installer. For this too you need Gparted installed in the live-session.

In some cases just installing Gparted made the installer pass the hanging stage. Oh, and choose English as install language to avoid other issues and change the language settings after the installation.

Hope this helps.
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 12:41 PM

sorry i forgot to tell i use two SSD's as OS HD's and shure have made GPT partitiontables. Also the "BIOS" is UEFI and i like to run Multiboot including different Linuxes and Redmond Stuff.

The data go on a separate HD. Share there /home with all Linuxes.

The language i left on English i thougt the way you said. I had earlier on older 32bit machines some trouble wit other languages on Bodhi.

The UEFI and Linux seems to be a issue, am i right?

On this machine actually two Gentoos, one Ubuntu and OpenSuse are running, and, for shure Win8.1 (the Enterprise 90 days test version) not preinstalled - the Linuxes boot all properly on GRUB2 but the Win must be started over the UEFI menu. I did not configurate GRUB2 cfg manually yet.

I'll try your suggestions and reply if it worked.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:12 AM

tryed it. Nothing happens. I noticed the boot works well. Installing Gparted on live ok. The installer hangs again. So sad :( enlightme please ;)
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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:58 AM

Hi.. I am new here. And completely new to Linux, this is my first try to install Linux.
Same problem - choosing the language, clicking next, ticking the box with "Download updates during install", clicking "next" and the installer hangs.

Upd: UEFI bios.
Trying the workarounds.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:38 PM

... since the ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair seems to be unavailable ... doesnt work that way.
I try on and will reply.
'm quite new on the UEFI thing andafter all i got that LVM trouble with GRUB 2 too :) hoping for enlightening posts here ...
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 03:22 PM

Hi.. I am new here. And completely new to Linux, this is my first try to install Linux.
Same problem - choosing the language, clicking next, ticking the box with "Download updates during install", clicking "next" and the installer hangs.

Upd: UEFI bios.
Trying the workarounds.

Generally it is recommended not to check the box for updates (it is better to update the system once it is installed). Also if you are trying to install a language other than English, try English please.
I hope you enjoy Bodhi as much as I.
(I assume you have verified the checksum MD5 for the downloaded iso ?? )

Dell D610 Bhodi 3.0.0  E19.3 2 GB RAM 80 GB HDD Pentium M Broadcom WIFI
Asus G73JH-A1 ATI 5870M Dual Boot Win 7 Bodhi 3.0.0 64 BIT


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

This might help you:

Please read all before starting to execute

Commandline approach for installing a standard 64bit Bodhi3.0 on an EFI computer next to Windows.

First you have to boot in Windows and use that to create empty space on the HDD. (in Win8: WIN + X and choose Diskmanager. Shrink the biggest partition (usually C:) and reboot to have that finished in Windows.

Remember: UEFI defines minimum standards, but manufacturers can make there own implementations, so they won't look the same at all, nor is the method of accessing the EFI screen the same.

Reboot again holding the key that gives you access to the UEFI settings, like you used to go to the BIOS. Explore UEFI to find secure boot and disable it.
Next find the setting to enable Legacy mode or CMS (compatibility mode). Warning: some EFI's have disabled that option.
Next find the setting for the bootorder and make your install medium (CD or USB) first. Now you should be able to boot the live CD. Choose Live-CD.

Open Terminology:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gparted software-properties-common
Open Gparted and create some partitions in the unallocated space:
SWAP (IMHO that should have at least the size of your RAM so you can easily hibernate later)
ext4 -> Label SYSTEM -> min 8GB
fat32 -> Label STORAGE (Partition that can be used by Windows and Linux) (Optional)

Start the installer.
Don't accept the default choice but check "Something Else".
In the next window select the SYSTEM partition and make it ext4 and mount as /
Make a note of the partiton number sdaX, you will need it later.
In the bottom part of the window select this partition to install the bootloader in and hit continue.
Don't worry about complaints concerning a bios-boot partition. Just ignore and continue.
When installation is finished DON'T reboot but choose Continue Testing.

You will need boot-repair. There is no version for trusty, but the saucy version works in most cases, so we will get that.
Open terminology and type or paste(line by line):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair 
boot-repair &
Next Bootrepair will do a check and offer repairs. The recommended option is your choice. It should produce a pop-up about the EFI-boot partition you should accept.
Boot repair will suggest terminal commands you should paste in a the terminal-window. Follow all directions till the end. It shows a log file which you can not save to the live-cd, so if want to keep it don't close the log but mount a usbstick and save it there.

Now it's time to reboot. Enter the EFI settings like before and disable the legacy mode. If all is done correctly you should be greeted with grub-screen.
Once booted you can check what firmware has been used, Bios or UEFI.
In terminal:
[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Installed in EFI mode" || echo "Installed in Legacy mode"
The output speaks for itself.

Warning: This worked on my machine, I have not tested it elsewhere.


Using LVM is tricky. You have to make sure that all files needed for booting are placed outside the LVM. So besides the EFI-partition there must exist a partition that is formatted as ext4 and mounted as /boot during the installation. That is where your bootloader should be installed. (little bit different from the case above.
Warning: I never had to do this myself, nor am I familiar with LVM's

Enjoy,
Charles

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 05:17 PM

@Charles

Tryed it. But the Installer hangs again.
The apt install of gparted worked but the Installer hangs at the second Window -preparing to install ...-

I did not change things on HD because the partitions are already preconfigured. I run gparted changing sone of the labels just to see if it works properly.

As i described before this system is a little more complicated.
Have on two SSDs OS. On sda Win7, 8.1 and technical prewiev Win 10

on sdb Kubuntu, Sabayon OpenSuse and still trying to have Bodhi wich i wuould very much like to have too ,(

Shure i got trouble with GRUB2 and the Win bootmanager what does not bother me cause the ASUS UEFI gives me the opportunity to boot the win bl or GRUB.
GRUB doesnt recognize the win bl sometime the script delivered with OpenSuse works, but only with one win install yet

Do you have any idea how i may will get my beloved Bodhi?
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Posted 31 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Please boot a linux install and provide the outcome of
sudo parted -l
Indicate where those OS's are installed and where you want to install Bodhi, assuming you have prepared space for it.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:14 PM

Please boot a linux install and provide the outcome of

sudo parted -l
Indicate where those OS's are installed and where you want to install Bodhi, assuming you have prepared space for it.

Charles.


Hello,

I have the same problem with the installer that hangs...

I installed gparted like you said.

And I did sudo parted -l :

Model: ATA OCZ-AGILITY3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 90.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary  ntfs         boot
 2      106MB   75.5GB  75.4GB  primary  ntfs
 3      75.5GB  84.4GB  8900MB  primary  ext4


Model: ATA ST2000DX001-1CM1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  2000GB  2000GB  primary  ntfs


Error: Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sr0.
Ignore/Cancel? I
Model: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sr0: 4700MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
Partition Table: msdos

The partition error appears on the cd I'm using to install.

I want to install Bodhi on the 3 partition of sda (SSD).

What can I do ?

Thanks

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

Hello,

I have the same problem with the installer that hangs...

I installed gparted like you said.

And I did sudo parted -l :

Model: ATA OCZ-AGILITY3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 90.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary  ntfs         boot
 2      106MB   75.5GB  75.4GB  primary  ntfs
 3      75.5GB  84.4GB  8900MB  primary  ext4


Model: ATA ST2000DX001-1CM1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  2000GB  2000GB  primary  ntfs


Error: Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sr0.
Ignore/Cancel? I
Model: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS38 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sr0: 4700MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
Partition Table: msdos

The partition error appears on the cd I'm using to install.

I want to install Bodhi on the 3 partition of sda (SSD).

What can I do ?

Thanks


Hmm, not sure, anyway it is not related to gpt or efi. Please open a new topic for your issue.

Oh, and welcome to the forums.

Enjoy,
Charles.

PS: Are those disks set up in RAID maybe? Windows does a lot of things users don't know about.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:54 PM

Hmm, not sure, anyway it is not related to gpt or efi. Please open a new topic for your issue.

Oh, and welcome to the forums.

Enjoy,
Charles.

PS: Are those disks set up in RAID maybe? Windows does a lot of things users don't know about.


I have opened a new topic.

And I don't think they are in RAID, do you think the installer crashed because of the partition error I get on the DVD ?

Thanks

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 02:17 PM

sorry - i'm back late - lots of work with win+/- and my babe's grandson :)

Here the output from parted -l

Model: ATA KINGSTON SV300S3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 240GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  2098MB  2097MB  fat32                 boot
 2      2098MB  70,3GB  68,2GB  ntfs
 3      70,3GB  149GB   78,6GB  ntfs
 4      149GB   223GB   73,9GB  ntfs
 5      223GB   223GB   472MB   ntfs                  hidden, diag
 6      223GB   240GB   16,8GB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: ATA KINGSTON SH103S3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 120GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  31,5GB  31,5GB  ext4
 2      31,5GB  62,9GB  31,5GB  reiserfs
 3      62,9GB  94,4GB  31,5GB  ext4
 4      94,4GB  120GB   25,7GB  ext4


Model: ATA ST2000DM001-1CH1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  1800GB  1800GB  fat32
 2      1800GB  2000GB  200GB   ext4
Bodhi shall be installed on Nr 4 of sdb which is preformatted with ext4. The swap is on sda6 and the EFI is sda1.
That way all win+/- are on sda and linuxes on sdb

Got the grub script of OpenSuse working well now to start any of the os's including the loader for all three win's. so may i'll need the Bodhi install only without Grub and then grab it with that script. Do you think that may will be some way?

Edited by Charles@Bodhi, 07 November 2014 - 03:06 PM.
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Posted 07 November 2014 - 04:55 PM

You can install grub to same the partition where you have Bodhi installed, in your case sdb4. After the installation you can boot in Suse and update the bootmanager there.
You'll need the same bit-version that your EFI boot is using, so most probably 64-bit. Make sure gparted is present as parted alone can't manipulate gpt disks, it needs one of the deps that gparted brings in. Remember the live-session is read-only, so on a reboot all you did before is gone.

I wonder why you have a 2 TB drive formatted with FAT32. It even might be one of the reasons the installer hangs. I know most OS's can read that, but the filesystem limit of 4GB and the fact that it is designed for partitions <32GB (in windows you can't even create a volume that is >32GB in FAT32) is not very inviting.

Wish you luck, I'm running out of idea's.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:12 PM

@charles

Thanks alot.

Yes, i know the 2 tb HD on fat32 is not the very elegant way ... Have to solve that anyway and then try the install again as you said.

will report

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