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I am installing slackware 10.2, I choose bare.i for kernel, I enter as root, fdisk /dev/hda, and I see a 600MB hdd.I try to put a new partition in it being more than 600MB but nothing.I tried then with cfdisk but the same happened.
Then I started again with sata.i, trying again both fdisk and cfdisk but again happened the same.
The hdd is a sata, from a known company, I dont remember the name though.
Has this happened to anyone of you?
What shall I do?
Does the BIOS autodetect the drive as 80G? It is only hd? Http://www.slackersbible.org/book/ has installation chapters with help setting up and partitioning HD. Bitbenderforums has excellent SW10 install guide too.
If you have a kanotix,mepis,knoppix live-cd , you can use qtparted or gparted to prepare the hd too. Good luck.
If your BIOS doesn't detect the correct drive size, re-check the jumper(s) on the drive. (And check you BIOS vendor for a possible BIOS upgrade. The first SATA drives were fairly small, and an older BIOS may have a size limit hard-coded. [This is, of course, pure speculation since I don't, actually, know of any such BIOS limitations.])
Get the specs on your motherboard,lappy,specifically sata chip used and check SW web install page for what controllers different boot disks support. Looking at boot disks just makes it easier to pick correct kernel during install. linux-on-laptops may have helpful install notes. Good luck.