fdisk and WD 1.2 HD

fdisk and WD 1.2 HD

Post by PAULO SERGIO CORREIA MONTEIRO(le » Fri, 01 Nov 1996 04:00:00

I have a WD 1.2 HD and i cannot put linux fdisk recognize the HD with 1024
cyl, it gives me a error saying that i have a disk with more than 1024
I put my HD in LBA but it continues with the same problem.
please help me


1. Linux fdisk cant decifer my partitions: 3.1 WD HD

  OK, I decided to get started on Linux, but I ran into a little problem
right away. I have a 3.1 GB hard drive with 6136 cylinders. It seems Linux
is having a fit about it. I have 3 partitions on the drive, but Linux only
sees 2 very messed up partitions as follows...

Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 6136 cylinders
Units= cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

Device       Boot   Begin   Start    End      Blocks      ID     System
/dev/hda1      *            1        1    3288   1657120+    55    Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary:
   phys=(410, 127, 63) should be (410, 15, 63)
/dev/hda2              2460   3289    6128   1431360     55     Unknown
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary:
   phys=(765, 127, 63) should be (765, 15, 63)

I have Windows 95 installed and running on the first partition. The second
and third are empty except for the hidden "trashcan" file. I was going to
put linux on the second partition and not have a swap file (I have 64 megs
of EDO and 2 slots for expansion left). Does anyone know whats wrong?
  Also...I remember having problems last time I installed linux and I lost
my DOS partition info. Can I install linux, format a partition for linux
native, and not have it mess up my Win95 partition? I havent invested in a
backup system...yet.
  Does anyone also know what kernel I should use for an 8x Ceative Labs
CD-ROM attached as a slave to my hard drive? In windows, the driver lists
as Goldstar GCD-R580B. Its set to slave on the primary IDE controller.
  Im using Slackware 3.0 which I got from a package called Linux
Unleashed. Im trying to eventually get a MUD running locally on it so I
can help work on the code.

Other Info:
  Triton II motherboard with 512k pipeline burst
  Intel P-166
  3.1 GB Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive
  Drive is master to a CD-ROM slave
  Incompetantnewbieknownothingaboutlinuxuser ;)


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