Amahi Express Disc partitioning Unknown errors

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Amahi Express Disc partitioning Unknown errors

Postby thegeebs » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:43 pm

I've never had so much trouble trying to install amahi as I have with this new express disc! Here's where I started after reading viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5000

/boot 500MB (Standard)
/ [root] 16GB (Standard)
swap 4GB
/var/hda/files [4TB remainder] (LVM)

Then I get the error "Your BIOS-based system...to boot from a GPT...create 1MB 'biosboot' type partition."

Try to click on custom partitioning and the screen goes blank, sometimes it shrinks to a small box in the corner of the screen.

So I try again:
(Verify installation media)
(Wait 10 seconds before each click to avoid random crashes)
biosboot 1MB
/boot 500MB (Standard)
/ [root] 16GB (Standard)
swap 4GB
/var/hda/files [4TB remainder] (LVM) for greyhole

During install partitions get created then when "Starting package installation process" status shows up I get an Unknown Error every time. Scrolling through I see NoSuchPackage: LVM2 and yumpayload.py line 1272 raise NoSuchPackage(pkgid)

If I do a full auto install with the stupid auto partitions fedora creates the installation goes fine. This machine ran Amahi 6 f/12 until some unknown error filled up my root partition and became useless, so I bought a few WD RED 4TBs to rebuild my HDA.

Help, I need somebody!
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Re: Amahi Express Disc partitioning Unknown errors

Postby bigfoot65 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Hello,

Once you boot the Express CD, do you wait a minute or so for it to settle?

Reason I mention this is in the past if I jumped right in, some times I would have an issue. However if I wait for it to finish it's pre-checks that it does in the background, then everything is fine.

I presume you have also verified it's not a corrupt download or CD.

BTW, you are following the install instructions at http://docs.amahi.org, correct? Also are you installing with only the main OS drive connected? If not, I would recommend you not add extra drives until Amahi is installed and configured.
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Re: Amahi Express Disc partitioning Unknown errors

Postby thegeebs » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:47 pm

As I mentioned I verified the installation media, and after letting it settle I waited and additional 10 seconds after every step. Yes, I only have the OS drive installed.
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Re: Amahi Express Disc partitioning Unknown errors

Postby bigfoot65 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Guess I glanced over that part. You mentioned it installs fine with Full DVD. Can you change partitions and install with that method?

We do have a wiki page that provides guidance for using full DVD install. There have been others who had trouble with Express CD and were successful with the full DVD method.
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