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Error while trying to install OS [SOLVED}
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:40:31 pm »
I have installed Peppermint many times and this is the first time I see this error. I have reformatted the drive etc... and I still get this error. What should I do?

The partition /dev/sda2 assigned to / starts at an offset of 3584 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to very poor performance.

Since you are formatting this partition, you should correct this problem now by realigning the partition, as it will be difficult to change later. To do this, go back to the main partitioning menu, delete the partition, and recreate it in the same position with the same settings. This will cause the partition to start at a point best suited for this disk.
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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 07:49:01 pm »
Have you tried following that instruction, to make the partition again?

Btw I have seen that one before, ignored it and I'm not sure it mattered too much.

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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 07:54:02 pm »
I should be able to do this while in the peppermint installer without quitting and going into gparted?

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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 08:06:38 pm »
You **can** do it from within the installer, but I really wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 05:32:55 am »
When the error message comes up my two options are to click go back or continue. When I click continue, nothing happens.

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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 08:15:09 am »
You may have to choose "Something Else" and set up the partitions manually .. where you would be able to do as it's asking and delete/recreate the partition.

Are you wiping the entire disk ?

Is this a UEFI system ?

If you're wiping the entire disk it may be worth using GPartted to delete ALL existing partitions then let the installer recreate them automatically.
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Re: Error while trying to install OS
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 09:30:14 am »
I deleted the entire drive and started over again. No dice so what I did was replace the drive with another one I had. Everything is fine now. I think what might have happened is that I was moving a partition to another location on the drive a few days ago and things haven't been the same since. Everything is fine now with the other drive. Thanks for your help anyway!! :)

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Re: Error while trying to install OS [SOLVED}
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 09:51:59 am »
Great stuff, glad to hear you now have Peppermint up and running :)
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