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ethereal1m 01-23-2010 09:28 AM

Installing Slackware on IDE hardrive boot from slackware DVD
 
Dear experts,

I try to install Slackware to my IDE hard drive and boot first from Slackware DVD. After I loaded huge.s kernel, and tried to partition the hard drive using fdisk by entering "fdisk /dev/hda", I found out that the partition size is max to 3 Gigs instead of 80 Gigs.

I think the kernel is looking at my boot disk, which is around 3 Gigs. How can I make so that it looks at my IDE drive instead at my boot drive?

Is there any manual that shows me how to install Linux from scratch this means I want to wipe out all my hard disk and install Slackware Linux there?

Regards,
ethereal1m

brianL 01-23-2010 09:31 AM

Try /dev/sda instead.

ethereal1m 01-24-2010 03:28 AM

Hmm, I didn't read the manual carefully. /dev/hda is pointing to my DVD boot disk whereas /dev/hdb is pointing to my IDE hard drive. I should have done fdisk /dev/hdb


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