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Old 08-11-2003, 06:17 AM   #1
Juniper34
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running FDISK


I am currently running XP and slackware, and have the rest of the disk unparitioned. I went to make a partition for FreeBSD and got this error: Warning Re-reading the partition table failure failed with error 16. Device or resource busy. Loading both Operating systems afterwards works fine, it says that the changes will take place after I reboot. And as far as I saw they went fine. Should I be booting from the slack distro disk, or a linux rescue disk to to this? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 06:19 AM   #2
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I've only seen that when I have the drive mounted that I'm partitioning, so make sure the drive isn't mounted. Everything **likely** went fine though

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Old 08-13-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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Partitioning error

Running FDISK while you have your filesystems mounted DID cause errors. Once reparitioned correctly using the FDISK from the distro CD's each installation went well.
 
  


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