I just had a go at installing slackware 1.1.1 last night then fdisk
crashed and spoit what was going to be a great evening....
My System is...
486DX2-50, 8-Meg DRAM
Micropolis 1578 disk (target 0)
Caliper CP????? (target 2 )
An 8-bit Future Domain Compatable SCSI controller (950 chip I think)
bootdisk comes up AOK finds both SCSI devices AOK;
partion check sees sda:sda1 AOK
The disk has a 200Meg Dos partition on it currently.
rootdisk comes up AOK, I log in and try to run fdisk....
scsi6: heads=15 cylinders=2100 sectors=84 total=26460000 formated=262
You can do this from the extra functions menu.
You must set heads sectors.
command (m for help):p
Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks id System
/dev/sda1 1 64 395199 197568 6 DOS 16-bit>=32M
floating point exception
From what fdisk displays, it looked as if some of the info that it meant
to display was missing and maybe it was trying to get me to do something
else before I could go and try to display the current partition table???
Maybe I'll have to delete my DOS partions before trying to do the install
but I really wanted to avoid having to do that.
I would be very grateful for any help.
Owain Phillips tel: +44 908 222112
Xylogics International Ltd fax: +44 908 222115