Quote:> Linux won't recognize my first hard drive as DOS. It says it's
> unknown. The drive is an 850M seagate. Fdisk works fine on it from
> DOS but not from linux.
I just had the same problem with a Seagate ST3660A (545MB). I found
that I had to zero the data on the first few cylinders of the disk
before DOS and Linux would agree to use the same partition table.
I suspect that the drive comes from the factory with some kind of
offset (+64 sectors?) translation, although I don't know how this
would work - maybe in the drive firmware? You might try something
less drastic than what I did; here's two other tips I've seen but
didn't try: run FDISK/MBR twice; run the Disk Manager software with
the option to uninstall (something like '/Y-').
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