(solved) installation failure: target is a 3.9GB partition

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  • #4554
    Anonymous

      Hello,

      My initial environment:
      Asus eeePC 900A, with 1GB ram and 4GB ssd storage.
      There were 2 partitions, a 3.9GB ext3 root partition
      set to book, and a 100MB swap partition.

      I tried to install the “base” version, but I had installation
      problems: after following the defaults, at one point I was asked to
      choose the root partition. This was initially set to “none”, with an
      arrow-head suggesting more choices. But there were no more choices; I
      tried left click, right click, enter, but nothing worked. (The swap
      partition option did give choices). So I chose the non-default,
      entire disk option, and things went well for a while.
      But, near the end, after giving user and root passwords,
      I got the message: “Failed to create user directory”, with no explanation.
      Then I closed, booted from ssd, and attempted login as myself, root, and
      demo: all failed.

      It would help if, after formatting, the partition information is
      shown, with a “back” option to correct problems.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks,
      John

      #4557
      Forum Admin
      dolphin_oracle

        I think the installer defaults to partitions greater than 4 GB.

        I’m fairly certain there is a post on here about editing the partition-info script to allow partitions smaller than 4GB. It might be on the old forum,

        #4563
        Anonymous

          The download page should, IMO (but does not) http://antixlinux.com/download/ state the minimum required target install partition size
          (and/or swap partition size)

          The minimum is not stated in the release announcement: http://antixlinux.com/antix-17-released/
          and currently, the docs (and perhaps even the hardcoded requirements within cli, vs GUI installer) are inconsistent.
          a
          a

          http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-17/FAQ/index.html

          So what are the minimum and suggested requirements to run antiX?

          antiX should run on most computers, ranging from 192MB old PII systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes.
          antiX-core and antiX-net will run with 128MB RAM plus swap, but don’t expect miracles!
          192MB RAM is the recommended minimum for antiX. 256MB RAM and above is preferred especially for antiX-full.
          antiX-full needs a 3.8GB minimum hard disk size. antiX-base needs 2.6GB and antiX-core needs 1.0GB. antiX-net needs 0.7GB.

          http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

          The installer needs minimum 2.7GB hard disk size.

          #4564
          Forum Admin
          anticapitalista

            The gui installer looks for a root partition over 4GB, that’s why it did not show up.
            Try using the cli-installer instead.

            Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

            antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

            #4567
            Anonymous

              I’m fairly certain there is a post on here about editing the partition-info script to allow partitions smaller than 4GB. It might be on the old forum

              archived topics mentioning “partition-info”, in reverse chronological order:
              http://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/antix-17-stretch-t6835-s45.html
              http://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/eeepc-4g-issues-t6822.html
              http://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/cant-install-from-same-hdd-t6696.html
              http://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/install-antix-16-on-4g-drive-t6476.html
              http://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/antix-16-beta-5-issues-t6377.html

              #4571
              Anonymous

                The gui installer looks for a root partition over 4GB

                yes, and…
                a

                … currently, it misinforms the user, by displaying “must be at least 3.5 GB”

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                #4588
                Anonymous

                  Thanks for the suggestion,

                  The cli-installer worked fine on my 4GB storage.

                  Regards,
                  John

                  #4592
                  Anonymous

                    @anticapitalista
                    I’ve cloned. edited the translation files, and sent a pull request (plz double-check my edits) to amend the “3.5 displayed vs 4.0GB actual” discrepancy

                    @dolphin_oracle
                    for MX-installer, I sent a pull request to “github.com/anticapitalista/MX-installer”

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