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Old 05-20-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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can't format my hard drive with fdisk


I can't format my hard drive with fdisk. I have a SCSI hard drive, so I should be able to use /dev/sda. Well, sda isn't even in the /dev directory, so I can't format my hard drive. I'm using Slackware Linux 10.0, this worked find a year ago, now it doesn't want to work. What is a solution???

My email address is dabauer@dabauer.us, please email me.

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Old 05-20-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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Boot with a Slack cd (why not try the 10.2 ) and use the scsi.i kernel.
You wanna install a new system? Did you use this drive actually? Give us more info.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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Is the module for the scsi controller loaded?
What is your controller brand and model?
Post output of command lsmod.

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Old 05-21-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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scsi.i doesn't even exist

I used adaptec.s and that worked fine. Now, linux won't
run. When I reboot it just comes back with "Press a key to reboot", so it doesn't even work.




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Boot with a Slack cd (why not try the 10.2 ) and use the scsi.i kernel.
You wanna install a new system? Did you use this drive actually? Give us more info.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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Oops i meant scsi.s
You have a list of kernel at boot, when you push F3.
 
  


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