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Old 02-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Slackware 12 loaded from CD, unable to create partition on PE2650


I have loaded Slackware 12 on CD and booted Dell PE2650 server, logged into root but unable to create linux partition, the server has 2 logical drives on a LSI Perc3/Q megatrend controller.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have loaded Slackware 12 on CD and booted Dell PE2650 server, logged into root but unable to create linux partition, the server has 2 logical drives on a LSI Perc3/Q megatrend controller.
Do you have free space on your drives to make the partitions?

If not then you will need to shrink the existing partition(s). You did not state what was now installed on the server. Do you want to delete?

You can get the drive information with 'fdisk -l' or just do a 'fdisk dev/your_device'. You can then delete, create, modify as you wish. You then write the table to the device. I would reboot to update the partition table then create the filesystem of choice before running setup. This way you find any errors. Don't forget to create a swap parition. Check the swap to make sure you don't have errors.

You can 'man mke2fs', man mkswap' and 'fdisk' to get a feel. I prefer ext3 for my systems but your flavor may vary.
 
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server currently has 2 x 36GB Raid 1 & 3 x 72GB Raid 5 drives, they originally had Windows 2000 but I have initialised both logical drives.
 
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server currently has 2 x 36GB Raid 1 & 3 x 72GB Raid 5 drives, they originally had Windows 2000 but I have initialised both logical drives.

Then you need to create your partitions.
 
  


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