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#1 2013-03-06 18:25:20

Registered: 2012-11-10
Posts: 18

need installation help

Hey guys, I 'be been using arch for a while now but I crashed my computer. This time when I ran the install I wanted to dual boot so I installed windows first. Then when I ran arch and I typed
Mkfs.ext4 /Dev/sda1
It returned me an error when it was writing a super block it said that it had an ata bus error. I knew that that was weird so I deleted windows. Now it continues to give me more and more errors like this whoever I install. I hate windows now, please, please help me!!!!


#2 2013-03-06 19:04:29

Registered: 2013-02-22
Posts: 262

Re: need installation help

Post here the errors for help.

Take a look here for a commun list of errors: … ive_Issues

Last edited by s1ln7m4s7r (2013-03-06 19:05:55)


#3 2013-03-07 00:23:18

From: Cymru
Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 6,083

Re: need installation help

Do you have anything on the drive which you need? If so, back it up immediately if you can.

Did you mean that you typed

mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

? That's not what you said but it seems somewhat more plausible.

Only troubleshoot the drive if you have everything off it that you need.

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