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Old 21 September 2018, 21:44   #1
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Aros (Icaros 2.3.3) installation problem

I have an HP Elitebook 2540P that I don't use for anything right now. Getting a bit slow for Win10 so I Dbanned it and booted Icaros live.

InstallAROS launches a partition dialog, which I filled thusly: IMAGE

Installer then tells me that partitions have been created, please reboot and re-launch installer. I restart, run the installer and select to use existing Aros partitions. Installation runs for a while, then tells me the drive is in an unreadable format.

HDToolbox shows me the following: IMAGE

So the installer created a 7.8Gb partition, and now the partition table is somehow 'unknown'. And after I set it to 'RDB', the toolbox claims success. But the table still remains 'unknown' when I check it again...

Any ideas? I'd believe it's a bad drive, but Windows never gave any grief, checkdisk showed no errors on last check and DBAN finished without errors.

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Old 22 September 2018, 02:05   #2
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You do not need to use HDToolbox, you have to use only InstallAROS

To Install AROS These are the steps to do:


- Use an HD or a RAW (unallocated) partition (no MBR, RDB, etc ..)
- Use PC/Linux program to create RAW partition (unallocated)
- If a partition with Windows is present, it will ignore this partition and use only the RAW one by creating Dual Boot
- If you do not have any RAW partition, AROS will take the first partition or whole HD


- Start InstallAROS
- To choose Wipe Disk (this will initialize allocated Disk or partition if available)
- Reboot
- Start InstallAROS
- To choose Use existing AROS Partition
- If you are not an expert, do not create partitions (DH1, DH2 etc)
- To choose your Device
- Proceed with the installation

I enclose some of my old exhaustive videos

VMware Player IcarOS 2.0 installation on Pendrive:
[ Show youtube player ]

Install AROS USB External Hard Disk:
[ Show youtube player ]

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