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thyristor44
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Having problems installing

Post by thyristor44 »

Hello Everyone, my first post.
I have a 10Zig thinclient, dual core intel atom, 1.33ghz, 2ghz mem, 4gb flash drive. I am trying to install DietPi on to it and run into problems. I get write block 7730 error, no space left on device. What size flash do I need to install DietPi.
Has anyone any ideas what the problem is and how to get over it.
Thanks
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Joulinar
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Re: Having problems installing

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Hi,

many thanks for your report. Usually 2GB of disk space should be fine to flash a DietPi image.

Maybe an option for you, would be to install a Debian Mini system first and convert it into a DietPi system later on

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/1285
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
thyristor44
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Re: Having problems installing

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Thanks I am trying to install this.The pc I am using has two soldered in flash drives of 2gb that with some systems gives a max flash of 2gb. Could this cause a problem.
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Re: Having problems installing

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could be. Probably each drive is seen individually.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
thyristor44
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Re: Having problems installing

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Would a max size of 2gb be a problem to DietPi. Any way round it if it is.
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Re: Having problems installing

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At least 4GB disk space are required

https://dietpi.com/docs/user-guide_install/
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thyristor44
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Re: Having problems installing

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I moved to a Dell Optiplex PC dual core, 2gbish mem, 2ghz ish, with 120gb hdd and got a similar result: Write block245576 error, no space left on device.
Am I using the wrong image? I am using DietPi_NativePC-BIOS-x86_64-Buster_installer.7z.
Any chance of a link to correct iso.
Thanks
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Re: Having problems installing

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How do you going to flash the img to your disk?
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thyristor44
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Re: Having problems installing

Post by thyristor44 »

Getting a bit lost here.
I think DietPi is not going to install to the 10ZIG thin client because of its internal flash drive make up. I need a very small OS for its small flash, it doesn't have a HDD. DietPi is quite large so will give this one up.
But thanks for the help so far, I may be back for other applications.
All the best
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Re: Having problems installing

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you lost me somehow. I thought you are going to flash DietPi on a 120GB HDD now?

Anyway, DietPi is one of the smallest and lightweight Debian based system you will find.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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