unable to install ubuntu 11.10 amd64

Asked by rpw on 2012-01-01

get error message: Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_create_partition_table: device_file=/dev/sda, scheme=0
ped_device_get() failed
BLKRRPART ioctl failed for /dev/sda: Device or resource busy

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rpw (rpw1050) said : #1

According to Disk Utility, which I tried to format drive subsequently, attempted installation left an allocated 300Gb disk with a partitions: 8Gb swap , 8Gb extended, 1kB free and 0.0kB free...??? Where's the missing 284Gb?

Please help.

José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #2

Have you checked if there are any HDD mounted? If there are, a new partition table cannot be created.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

Could you provide partition table, with command:
   sudo fdisk -l
where "-l" is lowercase "-L".

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