I'm trying to install Opesuse 10.2 on a Dell D620 with an 80GB SATA drive
(with 2GB RAM). The installation fails at the point where Yast tries to
format the disk space allocated to it. The following error is reported:
Failure occurred during the following action:
Setting type of partition /dev/sda6 to 83
System error code was: -1012
My progress has been as follows:
Standard network install using mini ISO. I accepted the default partitioning
scheme. Yast happily created a 2GB swap partition, a 10GB home partition and
a 7.7 GB root partition. Having accepted this scheme, it fails with the above
Just in case there's something fishy about having a 2GB swap partition, I
planned to resize this to 1GB. On retrying, Yast couldn't understand the
partition table and refused to make any changes. Luckily windows could still
boot and put things back to the original state.
Go into expert mode and manually create a 1GB swap partition and a 19GB root
partition (no separate home partition this time). Same failure occurs
Use windows to create the required partitions (1GB and 19GB) and tell Yast to
use these partition rather than create it's own. Same failure occurs.
A bit of Googl'ing suggests that error 1012 means that the partition table
cannot be written to (but I could be wrong).
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot or work around
this? I can't find any mention of it on the Suse support db or mailing lists
that sound relevant.
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