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Old 04-21-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
madcow007
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"No partition table or unknown signature on partition table" 10.1 install


Hello I'm trying to install slackware 10.1 when trying to install 10.1 I get "No partition table or unknown signature on partition table" and when trying to run cfdisk I get "Opened disk read-only - you have no permission to write" which is my cdrom drive I have a gigabyte 7VAXP Ultra motherboard and a westerdigital 120gb sata drive and all topics I've found that cover sata deal with 10 not 10.1 and the thing that really puzzles me is I could install 10 just fine any help would be apreshated

//edit:i think this should have been in "Installation" sorry

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Old 04-22-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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which kernel do you use to boot ? ( i think you need sata.i )
and do you use " #fdisk /dev/hda " when you get that output ?

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Old 04-22-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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im using default kernel and yes i use fdisk /dev/hda when i get that output but like i said the thing that really puzzles me is i dont need sata.i when installing 10 but ill go grab sata.i and give it a try
 
Old 04-22-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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...also try " #fdisk -l ".
that will list all disks & partitions.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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heh... that simple...

I had the same problem too. I couldn't fdisk /dev/hda with the ability to write, so i tried fdisk /dev/hdb, once that didn't work, I gave up and looked here...

using the above "fdisk -l" I found out that it was /dev/hdc

Thanks,

also, anyone know why /dev/hda would list a 4 gig (unwriteable) partition?
(30 gig drive, Laptop...)
 
  


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