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cannot install ocelot on vista amd64 machine, log file not found

Asked by Robert Harat on 2012-02-20

trying to install ubuntu ocelot 11.10 from disk image. installation starts, but always gets stopped at the "installation type" screen. Error reads, "no root file system is defined" "Please correct this from the partitioning menu"
Where is the partitioning menu found and how do I correct it?

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bcbc (bcbc) said : #1

This problem can be caused by:
1. minor partition table errors
2. leftover GPT partition table data
3. an unsupported fakeraid setup (?)

When you get to the point of the error you can drop to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and run:
sudo parted -l
sudo fdisk -l

The first command (those are both lower case -L by the way) will tell you if there is some error. The second will usually indicate details that show the error (if it's partition table problems) and will also tell you if there is some GPT partition table data.

You can also try:
sudo blkid
This will give you some idea if a raid setup is in place.

If you have GPT data then checkout the fixparts program: http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/

You can also do the same tests by booting from an Ubuntu CD or USB, select "Try Ubuntu" (without installing) and then drop to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) from the deskop, and run the commands above. Or run the http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

PS your wubi log file is in the %TEMP% directory named wubi-11.10-rev24x.log - x is 1 or 4 (but in this case it's unlikely to provide any helpful information)

Robert Harat (ascbuilding) said : #2

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:30 AM, bcbc
<email address hidden>wrote:

> Your question #188253 on Wubi changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/wubi/+question/188253
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> bcbc proposed the following answer:
> This problem can be caused by:
> 1. minor partition table errors
> 2. leftover GPT partition table data
> 3. an unsupported fakeraid setup (?)
>
> When you get to the point of the error you can drop to a terminal
> (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and run:
> sudo parted -l
> sudo fdisk -l
>
> The first command (those are both lower case -L by the way) will tell
> you if there is some error. The second will usually indicate details
> that show the error (if it's partition table problems) and will also
> tell you if there is some GPT partition table data.
>
> You can also try:
> sudo blkid
> This will give you some idea if a raid setup is in place.
>
> If you have GPT data then checkout the fixparts program:
> http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/
>
> You can also do the same tests by booting from an Ubuntu CD or USB,
> select "Try Ubuntu" (without installing) and then drop to a terminal
> (Ctrl+Alt+t) from the deskop, and run the commands above. Or run the
> http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
>
> PS your wubi log file is in the %TEMP% directory named
> wubi-11.10-rev24x.log - x is 1 or 4 (but in this case it's unlikely to
> provide any helpful information)
>
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Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).
/dev/sr0 has been opened read-only.
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!

bcbc (bcbc) said : #3

It looks like a partition table error. Reviewing the output of 'fdisk' should show it. Probably some Partitioning Software will be able to correct it.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

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