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lazyday 02-03-2004 07:56 PM

Slackware 9.1 fdisk doesnt find hard drive
 
Im trying to install slackware 9.1, but when I try to run fdisk or cfdisk to set up my parts. well the only thing it finds is the cd that everything is installed on....I installed earlier on a desktop and it worked just fine. Im using a dell 5100 laptop is there anything that im doing worng or might try? Thanks for you time. Lazyday

Aussie 02-04-2004 06:54 AM

What kernel are you booting?

lazyday 02-04-2004 10:17 AM

Im booting bare.i and then i type root into the prompt and then i use both cfdisk and fdisk to try and set my partions but the only thing it seems to pick up is my cd-drive....i have unformated space on my harddrive but just not sure. Thanks

Aussie 02-04-2004 03:55 PM

Do you see any reference to a hard drive when the bare.i kernel is booting?

lazyday 02-04-2004 04:23 PM

No but I haven't been looking in a bit when I get home. What should I be looking for?

lazyday 02-04-2004 09:57 PM

Finally got it installed fdisk /dev/hdc worked fine....thanks for all the help


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