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When I try to partition my drive with fdisk /dev/hda I get the following error message
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.
Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
sure , might i assume you are installing a new drive? type m at the line
Command (m for help):
the o command adds a a partition table, from there, use n to create new partitions, then w to write changes... then quit, and run mkfs -t ext3, etx2, riserfs, or whatever format you want for the new partions
Well, I deleted all partitions with partition magic, and tried to create new partitions, however I am getting the same error. I did try cfdisk, and it said it couldn't do anything because the drive is read-only. So I guess if I find out how to take off the read-only I will be good to go.
I was playing around and did a "fdisk /dev/hdc" which I thought was the cd-rom drive, but It is picking it up as my HD. weird
edit: figured it out, when they assembled the laptop they swapped the cd-rom and hd connectors around, and the reason I was getting that error on my first post is because a cd-rom drive has no valid partitions
Last edited by linuxzealot; 02-28-2005 at 11:57 PM.