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Old 12-04-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Sorry to add to the collection of dumb questions, BUT ...

My computer has one SATA array (Intel ICH5r RAID - yes, this is the infamous ASUS p4p800!) , and a separate 13Gb HDD which I have configured for Fedora Core 3 with a 11 GB Linux ext3 partition and a 3 GB swap partition

I want to create a 1GB FAT32 partition on the Linux drive so I can copy files from the RAID array (which Linux cannot detect) to the new partition so that FC3 can access them.

I tried parted. The problem is that this requires the Linux drive to be unmounted. But parted resides on that drive. So how can I run it to create a new partition on that drive if the drive is unmounted??? I cannot find out how to run it from a floppy or CD, or any other means. And I cannot run DOS fdisk because it cannot recognize the Linux partitions.

HELP
 
Old 12-04-2004, 05:29 PM   #2
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"I tried parted. The problem is that this requires the Linux drive to be unmounted. But parted resides on that drive."

Boot a live Cd and run parted from the liveCD.

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Old 12-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "live CD"?
 
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See: http://slax.linux-live.org/
 
Old 12-04-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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"Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "live CD"?"

You can boot your Red Hat installation CD and select rescue mode. This will give you a Linux system running from the install CD.

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Old 12-05-2004, 03:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. In the end it was all for nothing, as parted refused to touch the partitions with "Error: Filesystem has incompatible feature enabled".

So I scrubbed the drive, reformatted it, used DOS Fdisk to make the partitions and formatted them with Disk Druid. It seems to work OK
 
  


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