Linux won't see DOS partition?

Linux won't see DOS partition?

Post by Jason Wa » Fri, 28 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I've successfully installed Linux 1.2.3 on two Compaq 486 systems with a
Seagate 545 and a Quantum 340, both ide.  I am now trying to install Linux on
a Micron 486 with a Connor 420 ide.  When I boot using the boot and root
floppies, Linux will see the hard drive, but does not see the DOS 6.22
partition during the partition check.  Linux's fdisk also sees the hard drive,
but does not see the DOS 6.22 partition.  The DOS partition is only 200MB, so
there is plenty of room.
What gives?
Thanks, Jason
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