Puppy Partitioning Problems
I've been having trouble with using Puppy's partitioning utility, Pdisk, which I believe is simply a shell for fdisk and cfdisk.
The first time I tried to use it, I found that the files that had been in the old partitions were still in the new ones! I was used to cfdisk formatting the drives for me. So, I downloaded bootnuke and let my computer have 16 hours of alone time. Now both hard drives were clean as a whistle. Incidentally, I recommend against the Gutmann wipe for time reasons.
So, I booted up my empty computer with the Puppy LiveCD and tried creating three partitions on the 6Gig (Yes, that's right. It's called old hardware.) hard drive, leaving the other one alone. One was 2000 MB and was a Linux type. Another was 2000 MB and was FAT 32 for the Windows 95 I intend to run. The last was what space I had left (roughly 2000 MB) and was set to Linux Swap.
Trouble was, I couldn't mount the hard disk. Now, the next time I restarted puppy, it registered as having the additional memory from swap, but I was unable to mount the hard drive or any of it's partitions! I noticed that during boot it was trying to mount them, but saying that it was unable for one reason or another. I tried reformatting the partition table using plain ol' fdisk, occasionally varying the sizes and/or types of the various partitions, but to no avail.
This is frustrating as I'd like to run Puppy from the hard disk. Any ideas what's going on?