My 2nd topic about installing slackware (haven't installed it yet, since this laptop was away for 2 weeks for repairs).
I decided to take preventive measures so i don't screw up my laptop again:
Burned an XP boot CD;
Partitioned the disk in 3 already - 27GB (NTFS - 07), 1GB (Linux Swap - 82), 9GB (Linux - 83);
Got VMware to install Slackware through windows.
As soon as I log in as root, using scsi.s kernel
and choose my keyboard mapping, this is what happens:
root@slackware: /# fdisk /dev/sda
Device contains neither a valid D?OS partition table, nor Sun, SGA or OSF disklabel
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 w(rite)
Command (m for help):
So, what do I do? fdisk doesn't recognize ANY partitions, not even windows. I already created them using XP and changed their types to be able to install Linux. I tried the bare.i (default), scsi.s, scsi2.s & scsi3.s kernels.
Also, before Windows was reinstalled (it wasnt me who reinstalled it) the disk was IDE, and now VMware indicates it as SCSI. Is it possible to change the type even though the hardware wasn't changed?
*waits for someone to help*