SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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-