Originally posted by Harishankar
I have a new hard disk which is connected as primary slave (/dev/hdb) but it doesn't show up in the partition manager.
Are you certain you have the jumper on slave for this disk?
Are you certain it's on the ribbon cable with /dev/hda?
cfdisk failed with an error message (something to do with partition table inconsistency).
Did you issue "cfdisk /dev/hdb" ?
I would really like to create new partitions outside of the Slackware setup environment (the boot disc) and then load the setup program.
As gnashley said, you should boot with the Slack-10.0 CD1
and then login as root and then issue "cfdisk" before you
ever enter the setup program. Then you can reboot your
computer before you actually enter the setup program.
Any recommendations? None of my partitioning tools have detected the new disk so far, but it's visible to the BIOS.
This recommendation comes from the fdisk manual:
There are several *fdisk programs around. Each has its problems and
strengths. Try them in the order cfdisk, fdisk, sfdisk. (Indeed, cfdisk is
a beautiful program that has strict requirements on the partition tables it
accepts, and produces high quality partition tables. Use it if you can.
fdisk is a buggy program that does fuzzy things - usually it happens to pro_
duce reasonable results. Its single advantage is that it has some support for
BSD disk labels and other non-DOS partition tables. Avoid it if you can.
sfdisk is for hackers only - the user interface is terrible, but it is more
correct than fdisk and more powerful than both fdisk and cfdisk. Moreover,
it can be used noninteractively.)
And also there are several good tutorials and other places
that tell you to use Linux tools for Linux, and Windoze tools