a new hard-drive in a 2y/o laptop

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 19:51:24 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
>> Adam, I think you may have missed a lot from the earlier messages in
>> this thread.  Admittedly it's long and likely tedious, but trying to
>> help somebody get the OS installed is about as basic as it gets for me;
>> I'd be hugely relieved if someone with more / better clues took it on.
> Actually, I've been following every post since the thread's inception.
> Despite your listing of generally good advice, the most obvious cause theis
> error msg(of an admitted newbie) was not explicitly ruled out.  I'm simply
> saying you should start there.
>> Chris has this issue with one disk only, so I'm not sure what you mean?
> Earlier in the thread, the OP stated he tried to install on a Micro SD card
> and got the exact same result.

I see now the SD Card was not the install target, but regarding the the
original point to OP was able to preform other normal operations on the card
eg different FS.

I don't really think the OP was pressing W initially which is why I didn't
say anything earlier, just saying it's worth a check.

Adam Vande More

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