URL: http//paste.ubuntu.com/7190165/ . I tried many things a fixed the partitions etc but there is always an error.

Asked by Angela Pap on 2014-04-01

I have a netbook Sony Vaio VPCW12J1E
First there were Windows 7 starter as an operating system in my netbook.
After (approximatelly) 5 years i've been forced to format it, so i decided that i want Linux as an operating
system for my netbook.
I made a bootable Usb -flash and i tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (32b utilities) but there were some errors.
First there were an error of "the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of scsi1 failed, so i chose to manually install this os.
I made the partitions (/boot,/root,/swap,/home) and i tried to install it again.
And it started coppying files, while an error occured again that told me that has to do with my hard disk or with the tempreture of my pc. I tried also to reinstall grub onto my MBR but there was also an error http//paste.ubuntu.com/7190165/ . What else am i supposed to do.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.29
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.25~precise1-generic 3.11.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315.1
Date: Tue Apr 1 18:46:22 2014
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20140204)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=unknown
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Angela Pap (angelapapazian) said : #1

I have a netbook Sony Vaio VPCW12J1E
First there were Windows 7 starter as an operating system in my netbook.
After (approximatelly) 5 years i've been forced to format it, so i decided that i want Linux as an operating
system for my netbook.
I made a bootable Usb -flash and i tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (32b utilities) but there were some errors.
First there were an error of "the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of scsi1 failed, so i chose to manually install this os.
I made the partitions (/boot,/root,/swap,/home) and i tried to install it again.
And it started coppying files, while an error occured again that told me that has to do with my hard disk or with the tempreture of my pc. I tried also to reinstall grub onto my MBR but there was also an error http//paste.ubuntu.com/7190165/ . What else am i supposed to do.

Have you tested your RAM using Memtest86 from Grub?

Angela Pap (angelapapazian) said : #3

No! But why am I supposed to do that. (my ram is 1gb) the error mentioned in grub was about my hard disk

Angela Pap (angelapapazian) said : #4

Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote 28 minutes ago: Hardware Error #3
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Reviewing your log files attached to this bug report it seems that there is a problem with the disk to which you are trying to install Ubuntu. I'd recommend performing a back up of your existing operating system and then investigating the situation. Measures you might take include checking cable connections for your disks and using software tools to investigate the health of your hardware. In the event that is is not in fact an error with your hardware please set the bug's status back to New. Thanks and good luck!
[This is an automated message. I apologize if it reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]
tags: added: ubiquity-2.10.29
tags: added: hardware-error
Angela Pap (angelapapazian) wrote 5 minutes ago: #4
Thank you for your time. There is no other os, the previous one was affected and I lost all of my documents including the operating system so I tried to install ubuntu. Now I boot from usb-flash. I went to dash in disk utility I checked my hard disk (ATA TOSHIBA MK2555GSX 250GB) and the disk has a few bad sectors. According to "smart data" in 1) Read error rate 2) reallocated sector count, and in 3) current pending sector count.

The Ultimate Boot CD also has the testing tool for Toshiba drives. It takes a while to run but will tell you a lot.

Angela Pap (angelapapazian) said : #6

First of all thank you for your time! My netbook does not support a cd/Dvd. I don't have any installed os so to boot a usb for this, and the only thing I have is a hardisk of 250GB and an USB FLASH with the ubuntu os. And the only function I can do is to go to bios or in trial mode of ubuntu always with the usb stick.

You can put the Ultimate Boot CD ISO on USB in the exact same way you put the Ubuntu ISO on USB.....

Angela Pap (angelapapazian) said : #9

Guys wait a minute. I tried to install ubuntu once again and what appeared was an error,that is, "the ext4 file system creation in partition #5 of SCSI 1 (0,0,0) sdas failed" witch means that my /root ("/") partition or swap area is not right! I followed some instructions from another person in ubuntu site I think,   and I putted it in 15000mb (root partition, which must begin from at least 3gb and at most 15000mb as I informed) and in 4096mb the swap area but I didn't know that this partition indicates MBs equals to RAM (my RAM is 1gb)  so maybe I have to check it again! Is there someone who can navigate me if I am wrong with the partitions!??? I put the partitions as follows:
1) I put a "/boot" partition of 250GB at ext4
2)next a "/" (root) partition of 15000 at ext4
3) a swap area of 4096mb with no ext4 file system
4) and at last a /home partition, the rest of my free space at ext4.
I think I have to put at swap area at least 1gb which equals to my RAM, and maybe I have to change the root partition in less Mbs.

What is your opinion???  I am really confused.

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