Having problems installing Kwheezy 1.0?
I have recently discovered that certain hard disk/drive sizes don't play well with the installer. Also, the installer doesn't recognise disk/drives without a partition table. It seems to only affect some drives / partition layouts. But particularly in VirtualBox.
That's OK, there's a fix already!
Kwheezy version 1.0.1 and up will include the fix. The solution below only applies to those that are having problems
with the installer. Updating via Apper or apt-get will get you onto 1.0.1 with no difference
to the 1.0.1 installation media.
Method 1.) The easiest way to fix is to update the kwheezy-livecd package. This can be done from the Live session (booting from DVD/USB media).
- Open 'Apper' via Applications Menu -> System > Apper.
- Go to the 'Updates' section.
- Click on "Check for new updates".
- Wait for it to finish downloading the repository index (list of changes).
- Tick the box next to kwheezy-livecd and nothing else from the list of updates. We can apply the other updates after installation.
- Click 'Apply' button (bottom left).
Method 2.) If your problem is only that the installer won't detect your disk. You can create a partition table using 'KDE Partition Manager' from Application Menu -> System. If you are trying out Kwheezy 1.0 in VirtualBox, make the drive 18.00GB, it seems to work at that size.