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Old 05-08-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy While trying to use cfdisk I get this error....


I am trying to install Slackware and when I try to use cfdisk it says "FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive. Press any key to exit cfdisk"
I have an Ultra-ATA card (Ultra100 TX2) from promise and both of my Western Digital Hard drives are connected to it. Do I need to unlock the hard drives or mount them or something so that they can be opened and so that I can use cfdisk?

Thanks!
Erik
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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are you trying to cfdisk a drive which is currently mounted ? or even worse used to boot your machine ? that may not work.

and also, i believe you must be running as root (su -) to re-partiton the disk.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Hey, yeah I figured out how to use cfdisk now, thanks to Demonbane in this thread --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=1

Thanks!
 
Old 05-08-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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Probably isn't mounted yet, I just didn't know what I was talking about LOL
 
  


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