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After pressing "enter" at the boot screen. And selecting my correct keyboard map. I log on as "root".
When trying to use "Cfdisk" I get an error message saying "Opened disk-read - only you have no permission to write"
Fdisk gave me a different problem. It would not allow me to create a partition over "668mb" this was the maximum I could create and I could not create any other partitions.
I did the following with fdisk:
entered "fdisk" using the command "fdisk /dev/hda" and typing "n" to create a new partition, then "p" for primary and "1". I use the first cylinder (the default) by pressing enter. Then I used 81 (the max) as the last cylinder (the highest cylinder I can choose from). I pressed "P" for print and sure enough my partition is 668mb.
But I can't use all of my hdd. I cannot create another partition and I cannot make the partition bigger. Fdisk thinks that my hdd is 668mb when it is 80gb.
I have tried installing windows on my computer which uses the full 80gb and ubuntu (which did also). So I do not think it is a hardware problem.
Also I have checked the cds md5 checksums (on the slackware 10.2 cds)and they appear to all be valid.
The problem is that cfdisk by default uses /dev/hda if you don't give it any arguments, so you were trying to partition your DVD-ROM; hence the size and permissions. If you're using another device location, as you learned, just give that after "cfdisk" From "man cfdisk"
cfdisk is a curses based program for partitioning any hard disk drive. Typical values of the device argu-