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Old 10-09-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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cant install slackware 13 on asus eee 1101ha


I want to install slack13 over a usb cdrom/dvd drive with slack13 dvd.
But if I want to make cfdisk or fdisk to partition the hdd the slack didnt get it.

It's like the hdd device isn't there.
With Xubuntu it works.

Did you know what the problem seems to be ?

pre thx carlitoco
 
Old 10-09-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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What exactly happens when you try to run fdisk or cfdisk? Are there error messages? Does "fdisk -l" show your disk(s) and partition(s)?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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no it show nothing !

i've the feeling, the kernel is to old?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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i've the feeling, the kernel is to old?
I really doubt the slack13 kernel (2.6.29.6) is too old. I've got it installed no problem on my eee pc 1000h. I'm not familiar with the 1101ha, but h means it has a sata conventional disk I believe. Is that right?

I can't think why fdisk -l would show nothing. I had to go into the bios and turn off various boot acceleration options to get some distros to boot up. Might be worth trying that.

If you've got a spare usb stick then I'd recommend creating a bootstick as per the instructions (from alienbob) in usb-and-pxe-installers/README_USB.TXT on the install DVD/CD.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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carlitoco, what exactly happens when you run fdisk or cfdisk? Are there error messages? If so, can you post them? Also, can you post the relevant lines of output from lspci that correspond to your hard disk controller please?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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"carlitoco, what exactly happens when you run fdisk or cfdisk?"

It shows the same if you make cfdisk /dev/youhavenot
fdisk same

hmm...xubuntu works finaly

but it is a non holding situation!

i've tested with usb install, it's the same.

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Old 10-09-2009, 03:28 PM   #7
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This article is brilliant: "Installing Slackware Linux On Asus EEE Netbooks" http://wooush.com/node/3. But of course you need to understand what you are doing. So read it few times before you actually do something.

brgrds,
dolphin
 
Old 10-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by carlitoco View Post
"carlitoco, what exactly happens when you run fdisk or cfdisk?"

It shows the same if you make cfdisk /dev/youhavenot
fdisk same
What on Earth do you mean? It shows the same as what?! Your post doesn't make any sense.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #9
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Did you run cfdisk properly as root?

# cfdisk /dev/nameofharddrive

For example it should be something like this:

# cfdisk /dev/hda

or

# cfdisk /dev/sda
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #10
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fdisk -a shows nothing else then the usb (dev/sda) stick I want to install from.

cfdisk /dev/sdb gives:

"FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive
Press any key to exit cfdisk"

fdisk gives:
Unable to open


What to hell is not understandable?

I work since 4 an half years with slackware and if I say cfdisk shows nothing or cfdisk shows the same like if you take /dev/youhavenot it's true.

sorry but I wich it would be work

yea and shure at root !

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:34 AM   #11
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I tryed to install with the huge.s and hugesmp.s both can't find the hdd of the eee 1101ha.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:38 AM   #12
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Info about your hard disk controller? Can you actually post the output of "fdisk -l" please?
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:45 AM   #13
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I've mean that fdisk -l

"fdisk -a shows nothing else then the usb (dev/sda) stick I want to install from."

sorry
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #14
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For God's sake.. if you aren't going to give the information that's asked for, I don't know how you expect us to help you.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #15
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fdisk -l gives nothing !!!! damn!

root@slackware:/# fdisk -l
root@slackware:/#

what information else should i give you?

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