View Full Version : Mandrake 9.0: hangs at partition check

03-04-2003, 04:51 PM
Bit of a problem with Mandrake 9 hanging when trying to perform the partition check during installation .....

Just sits there @ hda:

I know the PC and drive are good as I have had Debian installed and its fine as a Wintel box ...........

Drive is a Seagate 10 gig .....
Mobo Soyo with intel 810 chipset ...........

There seems to be a lot of discussion on the net in regards to the problem ..... just no solution.

Anyone found a solution or encountered this problem??

03-04-2003, 07:57 PM
Do you mean that it hangs while it is formatting the partitions after you have accepted the partition scheme?

I have always used the Expert set-up wizard as know doubt you are being a Debian user. Basically I never had the system lock-up at this point, but have had it throw a wobbly with the partitioning. From memory I deleted the partition that was causing the problem, recreated it and used the advanced tab to format the partition prior to accepting the partition scheme.

It would sometimes also have a problem if I set it to check the disk surface. These problems only seemed to occur when I was using a disk that had an old linux on it.