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Old 05-18-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Angry instalation can't detect my fat32 extend partition


I'm trying to install slackware 9.0 but when i boot the cd it fails at:
detecting partitions:
the same happened to conectiva 8.0
it happens because i have windows 98 installed and it doesn't support 2 primary partitions, so i have an extended fat32 too and the setup fails when it try to detect it...
is there any extra parameter I may type at the boot or something???
 
Old 05-18-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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Hi ...

Slack has no problems with "extended partitions",
and Win98 has no problem with two primary partitions.

The only problem with Slack & partitions I can
think of is if you used some sort of Partition Extender
like Ontracks Diskmanager to provide Win98 access
across the 8GB border.

What exactly is your HD's layout?

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Old 05-18-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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i tried to use partition magic 8.0 to change my extended to primary but it says that win98 can't support 2 primary....

hda1 FAT32 primary
hda2 Linux Ext2 primary
hda3 Linux Swap primary
hda4 Extended primary
hda5 FAT32 logical
 
Old 05-18-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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So ... what kind of error-messages are you
getting from slack?
What does fdisk -l report when run from
the boot-cd's shell?

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Old 05-18-2003, 04:18 PM   #5
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i don't have error messages.. and it's not the extended partition the problem, but the logical, i was mistaken...
but, anyway:
i put the cd
reboot computer
the "boot:" prompt appears
i press return
it starts booting
when "detecting partitions" appears the computer simply crash...
i'm almost sure that it happens because of a conflict or something with the logical partition...
 
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Hmmm ...
If I boot from my Slack 9 CD
I don't see a line that says
"detecting partitions"

What exactly are you doing when it
says that?

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Old 05-18-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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sorry, it's "partition checking"
i don't do nothing, the system crashes, and i have to reboot
 
Old 05-18-2003, 06:34 PM   #8
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Hmmm ...

That probably means that the IDE driver
doesn't like the chipset in your box much.

However, I did a search on LQ and found
a few threads :} that match your problem.
You might want to do the same and try
their tips ;)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:49 PM   #9
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tanks man, its working now....
 
  


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