RH 5.1 install problems on AS/200

RH 5.1 install problems on AS/200

Post by Jeremy Appe » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Hi,
    I was able to fiddle with RH5.1 and get it installed but once I
tried to load it from ARC, I got a error saying File system not
recognized  twice.  Any clues as to why this is occurring.  I am not
sure whether my partitions are correct but I believe that they are so.
Like I said, any ideas would be great!

Jeremy Appel

 
 
 

RH 5.1 install problems on AS/200

Post by Kevin Buesin » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Jeremey

I had the same problem. It seems that partition numbers don't map
exactly as you would expect. Arc's partitions are numbered from 1 on up
I think. So even though your dos partition is hda9 or something like
that it actually could by the 5th partition if you had four partitions
total below that. I was getting frustrated and said to myself arc
couldn't be stupid enough to write to the disk if I just started
guessing here could it? So I started at 0 or 1 (whichever is first) and
started counting up (the verify boot section in the bios works wonders
here) once it verifies you are golden!

Make sure that you have copied your milo disk to the dos partition
though!

Kevin


> Hi,
>     I was able to fiddle with RH5.1 and get it installed but once I
> tried to load it from ARC, I got a error saying File system not
> recognized  twice.  Any clues as to why this is occurring.  I am not
> sure whether my partitions are correct but I believe that they are
> so.  Like I said, any ideas would be great!

> Jeremy Appel


 
 
 

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                   Fdisk Error
     An error occurred reading the partition
     table for the block device /tmp/sda.
     The error was:: Device not configured

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I think that I'm running into a compatibility problem with my SCSI
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  ncr53c810-0: rev=0x02, base=0x11001000, io_port=0x8800, irq=11
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  scsi : 1 host.
    Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST15150N          Rev: AV01
    Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    Vendor: TEAC      Model: CD-ROM CD-532S    Rev: 1.0A
    Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
  scsi : detected 1 SCSI cdrom 1 SCSI disk total.
  ncr53c810-0-<0,0>: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s (100 ns, offset 8)
  sda : unsupported sector size 520.
  scsi : deleting disk entry.

According to the Seagate installation guide, the drive is formatted to:

  512 data bytes per sector
  9 spare sectors per cylinder
  1 cylinder at the inner track reserved for spares

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