How can I partition my new hard drive on redhat 8?
When I enter the command fdisk /dev/hdb, I get the above message.
I can create the partitions, but when I try to write them to the drive it tells me unable to write to /dev/hdb.
The drive originally was formatted with NTFS, but I used MSDOS fdisk to delete the old partitions.
I hate to sound stupid, but how did you get to this point?
Did you boot the installation CD?
Did you boot another drive? (hda maybe?)
The default install will wipe all partitions from the drive if you allow it.
BTW: how did you delete NTFS partitions under DOS, normally MSDOS will not modify NTFS partitions.
I would use an old IBM DOS boot disk (PCDOS 7) to zap NTFS under DOS.
Why is Linux complaining about not zapping away NTFS?
If you want to make a dual boot machine: (Win 2k and Linux?)
Install Windows (partition drive in half during Windows install)
Install Windows to first partition
Install Redhat next in the free space. (other half of drive)
Let Redhat install grub to master boot sector.