Problem using fdisk?
I'm trying to install Slackware off of cd onto a 40gb wd hd.
the install cd boots, but then cfdisk will not run. it says "fatal error" cannot access disk.
so, I ran fdisk -l and got the following:
/dev/hdb1 win95 FAt32 LBA
so then I ran fdisk /dev/hdb1
and deleted all partitions on the disk, since I
wanted to install slackware alone.
after that, I created a linux partition and a linux swap partition according to the install instructions on the slackware site.
when i typed w to write to the partition table, i get the following message:
The partition table has been altered
calling ioctl() to re-read table
I tried running setup after this and it said that i did not have a linux partition installed.
the hard drive is the only one in the computer.
any idea what could be causing this error?