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Old 07-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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trouble formatting SATA hdd w/ slackware 10.2


Every time I try to boot up the Slackware 10.2 disks and run cfdisk I get an error saying the disk is read-only and I cannot change it. I tried the sata.i kernel and that didn't work (neither did test26.s). When I run 'fdisk -l' it shows my partition table fine. Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-13-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Are you typing in just "cfdisk"? Try "cfdisk /dev/sda".

I'm not sure, but the read-only message sounds like it's looking at the cd-rom drive...
 
Old 07-13-2006, 11:01 PM   #3
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Damn...That did it. Thanks a lot! I overlooked that little detail.

I'm currently kicking myself for not trying that, as I used that same command to install Slackware on my my iPod.


I feel like such a dumbass right now. <_<
 
Old 07-14-2006, 07:18 AM   #4
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You're too hard on yourself. I think cfdisk defaults to /dev/hdc. It becomes habit to let it default, and after a while you don't even think about it.
 
  


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