Linux FDISK

Linux FDISK

Post by Greg McNicho » Fri, 16 May 1997 04:00:00



I am attempting to install Slackware 96 on my NT4 COMPAQ Deskpro 5133 w/
drive 0 = IDE & drive 1 = 4g  SCSI storage expander  (piggybacked off of my
CD-ROM drive). I can log in as #root but when I type the command: FDISK
<drive> and specify the first SCSI drive parameters I get the message:
cannot find /dev/hda..etc. What I am doing incorrectly?

~greg
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Linux FDISK

Post by Greg McNicho » Fri, 16 May 1997 04:00:00


I am attempting to install Slackware 96 on my NT4 COMPAQ Deskpro 5133 w/
drive 0 = IDE & drive 1 = 4g  SCSI storage expander  (piggybacked off of my
CD-ROM drive). I can log in as #root but when I type the command: FDISK
<drive> and specify the first SCSI drive parameters I get the message:
cannot find /dev/hda..etc. What I am doing incorrectly?

~greg
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Linux FDISK

Post by Greg McNicho » Fri, 16 May 1997 04:00:00


I am attempting to install Slackware 96 on my NT4 COMPAQ Deskpro 5133 w/
drive 0 = IDE & drive 1 = 4g  SCSI storage expander  (piggybacked off of my
CD-ROM drive). I can log in as #root but when I type the command: FDISK
<drive> and specify the first SCSI drive parameters I get the message:
cannot find /dev/hda..etc. What I am doing incorrectly?

~greg
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Linux FDISK

Post by Terence J. Well » Mon, 19 May 1997 04:00:00



> I am attempting to install Slackware 96 on my NT4 COMPAQ Deskpro 5133 w/
> drive 0 = IDE & drive 1 = 4g  SCSI storage expander  (piggybacked off of my
> CD-ROM drive). I can log in as #root but when I type the command: FDISK
> <drive> and specify the first SCSI drive parameters I get the message:
> cannot find /dev/hda..etc. What I am doing incorrectly?

/dev/hda is an IDE drive, not SCSI.
Are you typing "fdisk /dev/sda"?
What do you mean "piggybacked off of my CD-ROM drive"?
In particular, what hardware is it, how does it work, and have you
heard of others using it successfully under Linux?  How does it work
under DOS (assuming you use DOS too), is there a driver you load with
CONFIG.SYS or something?  Does the manual mention "other operating
systems"?

To give a helpful answer more info is required I'm afraid.  Repost
with more details and you'll probably get a better response.

TJW

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1. MS-DOS FDISK not working. Linux fdisk does.

I have 2 Western Digital Caviar drives.  When I use MS-DOS
FDISK to modify/delete/add partitions, none of my changes
take effect upon rebooting.  However, Linux fdisk works
like a charm.

Other details:

1. Linux partitions show up as NON-DOS partitions in MS-DOS FDISK.

2. If I try to make changes to the partitions with MS-DOS FDISK,
   the partition table as seen by Linux fdisk becomes corrupted.
   (i.e., nothing comprehensible shows up when the "p" option
    is selected)

Anyone seen this behavior before?

Thanks,

  -Tim

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