Hi, I've been using Linux and PCLinuxOS for just over a year now and never had a problem that I haven't been able to sort out myself by searching the forums........until now.
I'm trying to install KDE 2011.09 using a live cd onto an HP dc5700 (intel core duo, 1Gb ram, 160Gb HD)
Computer already has Windows 7 installed and I've used this to create a partition (roughly half) for Linux.
When I boot the live cd it bombs out with:
Searching for the loop image:
ERROR: Unable to mount the livecd
Dropping you to a limited shell.
/initrd/bin/ash: can't access tty; job control turned off
I searched the forums and found.... [SOLVED] ERROR: unable to mount the livecd Dropping you to a limited shell. http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,71759.msg589572.html#msg589572
followed the advice i.e. I copied "livecd.sqfs" from the LiveCD to the root of a USB Flash Drive. Now with the flash drive inserted the live cd boots up and runs fine...........But........
when I try to install, Draklive bombs out. I tried from konsole and get:
A bug has been detected in GNU Parted. Refer to the web site of parted http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html
for more information of what could be useful for bug submitting! Please email a bug report to email@example.com
containing at least the version (2.3) and the following message: Assertion (head_size <= 63) at dos.c:661 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.
so I search the forums again and find......... [ solved ] LiveDVD can/will not install - interesting http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,96614.0.html
unfortunately the solution to this problem is to remove the flash drive, but if I do that....it's Catch 22!
I believe the GNU Parted bug has been resolved with version 2.4 but this version is not in the PCLinux repository.
I'm stuck, please help!
P.S. md5sum was good, burn was done on another PC using K3b and data was verified.