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Old 01-27-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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i cant use cfdisk at installing slackware 10.2

i am installing rigth now slackware at a computer that has windows server 2003 .. but i want to install only slackware and erese windows ,...
i inserted the cd , i selected bare.i kernel ... well just with ENTER...
boot: (enter)
then apear
then ask for keyboard
login root: and i just ( key entered again)}
and apear
root@slackware: <-- rigth here i did

root@slackware: cfdisk /dev/hda
and apears a message . not such file something like that.....

and i cant make the partitoons what can i do?
Old 01-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #2
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I think you can type cfdisk and it will show the available hard drives, maybe yours is hdb or something weird
Old 01-27-2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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What type of harddisk is it? If its SATA you will need to load the sata.i instead of bare.i.

Also remember that sata disks usually are named sda, sdb and so on. Normal disks: hda, hdb...

You can just do a fdisk on your harddrive before trying to install Slackware, and perhaps also a fdisk /mbr
Then you will know for sure that you are starting on clean system.

Have fun
Old 01-27-2006, 02:55 PM   #4
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I think the problem is that cfdisk doesn't appear to be there. eder_michael11, it would probably help if you could post the exact error message.
Old 01-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #5
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i writed de mesage ..... exact message is

when i type
root@slackware/:# cfdisk /dev/hda
the message that appear is :
/bin/sh: Canīt open cfdisk /dev/hda

and i dont remember if ...> cfdisk or cfdisk.bin says the message

i tryed
root@slackware/:# /sbin/cfdisk /dev/hda
because cfdisk is into the directory /sbin
but appears the same message.
Old 01-28-2006, 01:46 AM   #6
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Try using fdisk instead. It's a little trickier to use, but it's worth learning

You can read about it here:



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