>When I run fdisk and use p option for /dev/hda1 it gives a whole bunch of stuff
>saying the start and ends don't match and it goes up to /dev/hda14, how is that
>posible. It's hard to make sense of anything in that screen because it is so
>messed up and jumbled.
Let's start here. IF the second hard drive is to be dedicated to
linux, then you will not harm anything by using fdisk to delete
_all_ of the partitions on that drive. I have never set up linux
on a drive using the secondary controller, so I don't know if it
is going to be /dev/hdb, or /dev/hdc.
Anyway, do it one step at a time until you are sure that you have
it right. You can start the installation with a bare(non-partitioned)
drive. All you need are the boot/root floppies and some way to reach
the install files on another disk or the cdrom
Quote:>Only errors I got was "Error mounting cd-rom" and Directory does not exist for
>installation from HD
The directory selection process threw me as well. Try moving up one
step in the 'tree'. That is, if you have copied the needed files to
D:\slack\install\.... and you give D:\slack as the install dir. and
it produces errors, then try giving d:\slack\install as the dir. or
just the opposite. I can't remember exactly how I solved this. It's
been too long.
One solution that is guaranteed to work is to get a scsi controller
and a scsi cdrom. Scsi top to bottom, left to right, and backwards
is so much easier to deal with. Fewer cable tangles in the box just
for starters...it's so nice to have one cable for the floppy and
one cable that snakes all the way from the motherboard, to disk0,
then to disk1, then to the tape drive, and finally ends at the cdrom.