redhat disk druid won't use 2nd disk

redhat disk druid won't use 2nd disk

Post by Jay G. Sco » Wed, 14 Apr 1999 04:00:00



I have system commander on this system, and it's giving
me fits, as well, but....

when i try to install redhat 5.2 (the kind you buy
in the store--not downloaded) the *%$**&^* install
business claims hdd (i guess the zip drive) is not
ready, so i tell it to skip the disk, but then it
won't look at the second IDE disk i've put on the
machine.

i tried using fdisk, but i cannot decipher what
i'm supposed to be telling it--namely, are eacy
of these partitions things like /, /usr, swap,
or is it a "great big linux area" which will later
be chopped into /, /usr, swap....

disk druid won't let me highlight the second (hdb)
disk.  i can arrow down to hda, but not hdb.
any way to deal with that?

i've had solaris installed on this disk, so i know
i can make the thing function properly.  but yanking
the disk cable to do the install seems like it ought
not be necessary.

grumble, grumble.
j.
--

Head of Sun Support, Sr. Operating Systems Specialist
Applied Research Labs, Computer Science Div.
University of Texas at Austin

 
 
 

redhat disk druid won't use 2nd disk

Post by Gary Whitte » Wed, 14 Apr 1999 04:00:00


hd* are your IDE drives: a is the first (master), b second etc. Your Zip
drive should
be either parallel or SCSI, either way it should look like SCSI since
similar drivers
are used (usually /dev/sda4, depending on the filesystem type you are
using), so hdd
should not be your Zip drive but some IDE device (maybe CD rom?).

I have usually had pretty good luck with fdisk. You need to decide
before hand how
to partition your drive. You MUST have at least two Linux partitions -
one for root
and one for swap. If you are starting with a totally clean disk, you can
delete all
partitions (fdisk d I think). Then, just add (n partition number 1 then
2) primary partitions.
You use the mount point "/" for root and there is no mount point for
swap. The
default filesystem type should be ext2 for basic Linux and whatever the
number is for
swap - 82,83 something like that. You set these with the t fdisk
paramater. If you want
additional partitions for /usr, /local etc. - that is your choice - you
just need to make sure
the mount points are set properly. You can put your entire distribution
on one partition if you want. fdisk p displays the current settings and,
when you are ready, w writes these.
(These parameters are from memory - not guarunteed to all be correct,
but should be
close - the fdisk prompts should verify these).

That should take care of basic partitioning - the instalation should
continue and do formating and swap setup.

  Good luck,
        Gary Whitten


> I have system commander on this system, and it's giving
> me fits, as well, but....

> when i try to install redhat 5.2 (the kind you buy
> in the store--not downloaded) the *%$**&^* install
> business claims hdd (i guess the zip drive) is not
> ready, so i tell it to skip the disk, but then it
> won't look at the second IDE disk i've put on the
> machine.

> i tried using fdisk, but i cannot decipher what
> i'm supposed to be telling it--namely, are eacy
> of these partitions things like /, /usr, swap,
> or is it a "great big linux area" which will later
> be chopped into /, /usr, swap....

> disk druid won't let me highlight the second (hdb)
> disk.  i can arrow down to hda, but not hdb.
> any way to deal with that?

> i've had solaris installed on this disk, so i know
> i can make the thing function properly.  but yanking
> the disk cable to do the install seems like it ought
> not be necessary.

> grumble, grumble.
> j.
> --

> Head of Sun Support, Sr. Operating Systems Specialist
> Applied Research Labs, Computer Science Div.
> University of Texas at Austin


 
 
 

redhat disk druid won't use 2nd disk

Post by Silviu Minu » Thu, 15 Apr 1999 04:00:00



> I have system commander on this system, and it's giving
> me fits, as well, but....

> when i try to install redhat 5.2 (the kind you buy
> in the store--not downloaded) the *%$**&^* install
> business claims hdd (i guess the zip drive) is not
> ready, so i tell it to skip the disk, but then it
> won't look at the second IDE disk i've put on the
> machine.

> i tried using fdisk, but i cannot decipher what
> i'm supposed to be telling it--namely, are eacy
> of these partitions things like /, /usr, swap,
> or is it a "great big linux area" which will later
> be chopped into /, /usr, swap....

> disk druid won't let me highlight the second (hdb)
> disk.  i can arrow down to hda, but not hdb.
> any way to deal with that?

> i've had solaris installed on this disk, so i know
> i can make the thing function properly.  but yanking
> the disk cable to do the install seems like it ought
> not be necessary.

> grumble, grumble.
> j.
> --

> Head of Sun Support, Sr. Operating Systems Specialist
> Applied Research Labs, Computer Science Div.
> University of Texas at Austin

Tips:

1) I may be wrong, but I believe druid has bugs. I heard other people
complain about it too. Use fdisk. It's also more flexible.

2) Put a zip disk in the zip drive.

3) If your disk is larger than 8G you must enter expert mode in fdisk
(option x).

 
 
 

1. how to partition my disc using fdisk/disk-druid for Win+linux use

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I have linux installed on a 15Gb partition on my 80Gb disc. How do I
parition my hard-drive to be able to install win98 on another partition? I
tried to put a partition "in the beginning" (as number two in disk-druid
beginning of linux installation) which I later made a FAT32 file system
using fdisk. Trying to boot using win98 boot cd I managed to start the
install, but later I got the following:

"Cant read last cluster on unit C:. Either it is damaged or the system is
not correctly configured. Maybe the C unit needs
logical blockadressing (LBA) activated to work correctly or its partition is
wrongly marked as a non LBA partition. Data kan be lost if the LBA setting
for the unit is wrongly configurated (translated from swedish)."

In short, the system then f-cked up.

My question is what is wrong?
The following partition list is found using fdisk (not looking the same as
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Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 155061 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1       102     51376+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2   *       103    124039  62464248    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda3        124040    124559    262080   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4        124560    155061  15373008    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5        124560    155061  15372976+  83  Linux

so, is hda1 the boot-sector? hda2 the windows (non working) partition?
What should the partition table look like? and how do I make it look that
way?

thanks!
mattias

 inte kan l?sa sista klustret p? enhet C. Antingen ?r det skadat eller s? ?r
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