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#1 2020-09-06 22:42:10

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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[Solved] Beowulf Netinstaller problem

Hello:

I'm slowly approaching Beowulf and to start off I'm installing a parallel systen on an extra 73Gb SAS HDD I have in my box.

But I've come across a strange issue:

I boot up the devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64-netinstall.iso which has been dd'd to a 2.0Gb SD Card but when I get to partitioning the drive, the installer only offers format a partition (or the whole disk for that matter) to ext2, FAT16, FAT32 or SWAP.

The HDD is in perfect health and I can partition and format it with GParted from my Devuan ASCII but the installer won't have anything to do with that. 

Same thing happens even if there is no partiton table on the drive. ie: it has been cleared.

Any idea as to what may be going on here?

TIA,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2020-09-07 00:29:21)

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#2 2020-09-07 00:29:01

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf Netinstaller problem

Hello:

Altoid wrote:

Any idea as to what may be going on here?

Solved by burning the *.iso to the SD Card again.

Curious thing as it did not happen the first time I installed Beowulf.

The installer was skipping a step, the one where it loaded applications, among them probably the one needed to format the drive to ext 3/4.
Otherwise (up to that point) it seemed to work properly.

Maybe some part of the SD Card got corrupted?

Cheers,

CIV

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