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Windows 7: Cannot create system partition.

16 Jul 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so, try burning another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, after verifying the ISO integrity.

You can also write the ISO to flash stick by installing UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO or DVD, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.

Have you wiped the HD using Diskpart "Clean " command given by BFK earlier? Then try creating your partition with installer.

Try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.


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16 Jul 2011   #12
davidmn

Fedora
 
 

Here we go, a "screenshot".


I did use the clean all command in cmd.


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16 Jul 2011   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What do have install on Disk 0?
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16 Jul 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Unplug the separate HD Disk0, move it's cable to the Win7 target HD so it becomes Win7 install target HD.

Make sure it is still set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Later after install plug back in other HD, boot it using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at avoid having to use GRUB on Win7.
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16 Jul 2011   #15
davidmn

Fedora
 
 

Disk 0 is my SSD with Fedora on it. Formatted as Ext4.

Also I bought a serial of tinternet and I burned my own disk. I'll burn a different one now and see if that works.
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16 Jul 2011   #16
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug the separate HD Disk0, move it's cable to the Win7 target HD so it becomes Win7 install target HD.

Make sure it is still set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Later after install plug back in other HD, boot it using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at avoid having to use GRUB on Win7.
Go with Greg's advice.
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16 Jul 2011   #17
davidmn

Fedora
 
 

Ok I've unplugged all drives apart from the target one. I'm also using a new disk.
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16 Jul 2011   #18
davidmn

Fedora
 
 

Woo! I've got it installing. However changing two variables means I can't tell what did it but woo none the less. Thanks for your help guys. I'll let you know how installing SP1 goes.
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16 Jul 2011   #19
theog

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Make sure you keep Windows 7 & Linux apart.
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16 Jul 2011   #20
davidmn

Fedora
 
 

Yeah. I had them on the same physical drive once. You have to install Windows first because it's bootloader will overwrite GRUB which is a pain. So once this has installed I'll go into GRUB on linux and add an entry for windows so I can continue to boot from the SSD goodness.
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