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Old 08-10-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Problem Installing Gentoo. (Partioning Problem)


I've been trying to install gentoo for the past two hours. I get past everything up to making the /dev/hda3 root partion. here's what i do and get:
in fdisk i already create the other partions... now heres what i type at the fdisk command:


n
p
3
<enter>
<enter>
p

get all the partions fine from p command now i type w to exit it and get the following error: Warring: Re-reading the partion table failed with error 16: Device or Resource Busy...........

i cant create a filesystem for hda3 mke2fs -j /dev/hda3



help guys.. im stuck on this
 
Old 08-10-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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sorry to rush you guys but this is urgent.....
 
Old 08-10-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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you may have better luck with cfdisk, although I do not think that is the peoblem. Cfdisk is very easy to use, It will just take you a couple of minutes.

I am not sure what that error is about.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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no, thats not the problem... i did use it and it is much easier.... the problem i figured out is that for some reason it can't re-read the partition table (perhaps its not writting it properly??).... it wants me to reboot but that will rewen the install
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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I rebooted and fixed the problem.
Thanks for helping guys.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
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it wants me to reboot but that will rewen the install
you have not done much have you? You have not even made a file system, is that correct? Fdisk wants you to reboot? I sorry I am not exactly following the problem.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:03 PM   #7
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you have not done much have you? You have not even made a file system, is that correct? Fdisk wants you to reboot? I sorry I am not exactly following the problem.
try reading before posting
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:06 PM   #8
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try reading before posting
you posted your success while I made my last post.
 
  


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