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« on: October 21, 2009, 00:34:57 AM »

I have a new HP Mini 110 with a 16GB SSD in lieu of a hard drive.  The installer hangs at:

*Populating /dev

I've done some digging and the problem does seem to be how Pardus tries to recognize/access the SSD.  (The HP Mini 110 with a standard hard drive works for other people.)  Ubuntu 8.04 with the HP Mi desktop is the preloaded OS and the SSD partitions are recognized as /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 (swap), /dev/sda3 (recovery).  

I've had other distros not work (Zenwalk, Parted Magic) but Debris Linux (based on Ubuntu) had no problem.  I was able to use gparted to create an additional partition (/dev/sda5) for Pardus.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 19:08:32 PM »

Which media are you using for installation? USB or CD?
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 22:32:46 PM »

I am using a CD with an external Lite-On DVD drive.  It's the same disc and drive I used with my Sylvania netbook.  I have tested the CD and drive with another system and they work just fine... no problem installing Pardus.  It's something specific to this system.

I can try downloading the iso again and using unetbootin to see if that makes a difference.  It's how I installed Ubuntu 9.10 beta (which is working after doing some troubleshooting on the wireless) so I see no reason why I couldn't install Pardus that way if you think it might work.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 00:02:10 AM »

I am thinking of a problem caused by the spin-up time of the CD drive .
And to exclude this problem I would try the USB version.
Pay extra attention to "Installation of Pardus 2009 when using the USB version"
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 00:42:00 AM »

No problem.  I will download the iso again tonight and try it.  This drive did work with my old netbook so I doubt that's the problem but it's certainly worth a go.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 05:06:06 AM »

unetbootin didn't work either.  I got the following error:

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mount: mounting /dev.ramo0 on /newroot failed:  No such device
switch_root: bad newroot /newroot

followed by a kernel panic.

I'm beginning to think Pardus won't work on this particular machine, or at least the installer won't.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 14:45:17 PM »

unetbootin didn't work either.  I got the following error:

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mount: mounting /dev.ramo0 on /newroot failed:  No such device
switch_root: bad newroot /newroot

followed by a kernel panic.
This is probably caused by not applying  "Making the required change" from this Wiki manual.
And as an extra hint
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 19:06:14 PM »

I have a new HP Mini 110 with a 16GB SSD in lieu of a hard drive.  The installer hangs at:

*Populating /dev

I've done some digging and the problem does seem to be how Pardus tries to recognize/access the SSD.  (The HP Mini 110 with a standard hard drive works for other people.)  Ubuntu 8.04 with the HP Mi desktop is the preloaded OS and the SSD partitions are recognized as /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 (swap), /dev/sda3 (recovery). 

I've had other distros not work (Zenwalk, Parted Magic) but Debris Linux (based on Ubuntu) had no problem.  I was able to use gparted to create an additional partition (/dev/sda5) for Pardus.
Hi,

I've a HP mini 110 netbook. Here's how I started the installer:
just type ssb.blacklist=1 and press enter in boot screen.

I had written a Turkish tutorial here:
http://tr.pardus-wiki.org/Donanım:HP_Compaq_Mini_110
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 05:54:50 AM »

@atolboo:  I did make that change and checked it twice.   No joy. 

@jnmbk:  I'll try that, thanks.  Sadly, I don't know even one word of Turkish so the chances of my figuring out things from your tutorial are close to nil   Sad  It's OK, I could write one in a language probably almost nobody here would understand  Grin
 
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 07:54:11 AM »

@jnmbk:  I'll try that, thanks.  Sadly, I don't know even one word of Turkish so the chances of my figuring out things from your tutorial are close to nil   Sad  It's OK, I could write one in a language probably almost nobody here would understand  Grin
No problem, I'll write an English one.

Edit: here it is http://en.pardus-wiki.org/HP_Compaq_Mini_110
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2009, 10:23:55 AM »


Great work jnmbk. Many thanks. Smiley

Greetings
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2009, 10:25:49 AM »

......... I did make that change and checked it twice.   No joy.  
To make sure you have the right changes:
When I start from USB, I get a screen with
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Default
pardus
rescue
memtest
hardware
and after going (with arrow key) to "pardus" and activating the Tab key I get
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> /bootkernel initrd=/boot/initrd root=/dev/ram0 splash=silent quiet mudur=language:en,livedisk_
and I can start with the Enter key. This is as far as I can go.

I have added an EN_link to the Wiki.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2009, 01:36:39 AM »

Thanks, jnmbk!  That did it.  I was able to successfully install from CD.

One minor note which you may want to add to your wiki page:  After giving ssb.blacklist=1 as a boot option I received the error
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Unknown boot option `ssb.blacklist=1' : Ignoring
It obviously did know what to do with the option and  didn't ignore it because this solved my problem.  I get the same error each time I boot up.  Not a problem, just a minor annoyance.

Again, thanks to jnmbk and also to atolboo for trying to help.

-Cait
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2009, 04:29:23 AM »

One minor note which you may want to add to your wiki page:  After giving ssb.blacklist=1 as a boot option I received the error
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Unknown boot option `ssb.blacklist=1' : Ignoring
Well, actually that module option (blacklist) does not exist for ssb. But it prevents kernel to load that module and get stuck  Smiley.
I filed a bug report for that and waiting for it: http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=10898
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009, 10:00:12 AM »

I get the same error each time I boot up.  Not a problem, just a minor annoyance.
Maybe adding
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at System Settings > Boot Manager  > Wrench(Edit )button > Boot Options + OK + Green mark button will do the trick ?
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