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    Default Fatal error occured - can't setup union

    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to use the BT3 installer to create a harddisk bootable
    version. No OS is currently installed and its blank.
    Toshiba Pro 4300 series

    I think it is trying to install on an incompatible filesystem? If so, which are
    compatible? (Tried NTFS / Linux E2TFS)

    * testing the filesystem for posix compatibility
    * not compatible - starting posixov
    * setup union directory (using aufs, with udba=none)
    mount: mounting aufs on union failed
    Fatal error occured - can't setup union (aufs)
    * Something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen.
    * Please reboot your computer with Ctrl+Alt+Delete
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    I know the installer is untested. But I'm more inclined to think its my fault
    than the programmer's

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    Did you format your newly created partition as EXT3?
    (Don't forget you might want to add a small swap partition too)

    Did you check out the usual suspects?
    ISO MD5sum, good cdr media, slowest possible burn speed.

    There are plenty of guides around the forums/wiki that should help you along

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    The iso works fine I've been booting off it.
    I just wanted to take it to the next level
    and make it a HD install.

    I noticed that I was installing it with the LIVE option
    instead of REAL.

    I'll look the stuff up.. So a swap drive is a partition with the
    swap file on it? Neat I do that with windows boxes.

    This is so cool. I haven't been in the linux scene for ages.
    I was playing around with Slackware 4.0

    Got a binder full of old notes too heh..

    Man has linux evolved.

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    Yep, Linux has evolved a lot since Slack4.0

    Take a look at our wiki and also the Tutorials and Guides section for general help with hdd installs.

    But yes, for a basic install, make yourself a couple of partitions - format one as Ext3 (as much space as you can really, but BT will need 4GB+) and format the other as Linux Swap, then go for a "real" install

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    Okay fixed.

    So for any other n00b that gets stuck in the same predicament:

    1. Make an ext3 partition
    2. Make a Linux Swap partition (optional I guess)
    3. Boot from CD and do a REAL install
    (Make sure to uncheck restore original MBR)

    (This is just to facilitate searching and solution finding for other users)

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