Mandrake 9.0 install
I've installed a new 40GB drive into my server, replacing a 4GB drive. I am
able to create the first, primary partition (though I have to create it
native and then change the type to ext3). However, when I create the second
partition and attempt to format it the error message says "Device size
reported to be zero. Invalid partition specified, or partition table wasn't
reread after running fdisk, due to a modified partition being busy and in
use. You may need to reboot to re-read your partition table."
I've tried everything I can think of:
-I've created one large partition to make sure there aren't bad blocks
-I've tried all different sizes of partitions. In particular, I used
fdisk to validate the partition and got an error message about too many
sectors; however, a smaller number did not make a difference
-I've tried creating an small, garbage partition that I can throw away,
only using it to put the real partition as a different number.
-I've tried making the small garbage partition a swap device, no good.
-I've tried making the garbage partition, make the true second partition
and delete the garbage partition
-I've manually created the partition using fdisk and then tried to
-I've looked into utilities like tune2fs
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.