Installation Failure

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Installation Failure

Post by Avalir » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:58 pm

Hello friends,

I'm trying to install GhostBSD.
The computer boots from the disk and I select the install option.
It proceeds to read from the DVD and display the slideshow.
When the progress bar reaches ~75%, it prompts a failure.
Why is this happening?

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by plumtreed » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:20 pm

That's always disappointing isn't it...........check the size of the target drive, GhostBSD is pretty big and it sounds like it doesn't finish loading?

I have been able to install recent release to a 8GB usb stick.

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by Avalir » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:44 am

I'm installing it to a 1TB drive.
It seems like it reaches a certain point and then just stops.

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by plumtreed » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 am

That sounds big enough.......Is GhostBSD the only item on the disk?

If it is, my next step would be to download a fresh iso, check the integrity of the new iso and if clean, install it again.

Otherwise, there is no reason for the result you get.

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by Avalir » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:43 am

I intend for it to be.
It might have some files left over from a previous operating system, but I'm not trying to keep those.
All right, maybe it was the DVD I put it on...

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by plumtreed » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:55 am

.....thinking about it, there is a point where there is a long delay which suggests a failure but after a time it carries on.....perhaps you need to allow it more time.

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by Avalir » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:08 pm

I'm sorry I didn't get back to this.
I figured out what the problem after attempting to install another OS
The hard drive was bad despite being "new."

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Re: Installation Failure

Post by aht0 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:37 am

One way to produce failure is to try installing on multiple disks in striped mode (Raid-0 analogue). Result is always non-bootable. Other Raidz modes seem to work.

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