Slackware 12.0 setup cannot find linux partitions to install too after fdisk setup .
Hey friends -
I've read through dozens of possible fixes and don't start a thread casually, but I'm at a loss . . .
I've setup Slack since 3.8, always dual boot with etch, (that is Winddoze) with not trouble. However, trying to get better performance, I put Windoze on a RAID 0 which is comprized of two Seagate 7000.11 series 500 Gb hard drives devided into 5 partitions, 2 primary, 3 on an extended. No problem there. Windoze took the privided Nvidea RAID drivers no problem at the start of the install.
BTW, MoBo A8N-SLi Deluxe, AMD FX60, 4Gb RAM, TurtleBeach sound, NVidea 8600 GT x2 SLI.
So Windoze owns the RAID 0, and I put in another Seagate 7000.9 160Gb hard drive to install Slackware 12.0 on. Everything seems cool on setup until the huge* kernel runs through hard drive recognition and then there is a very strange message about drive /dev/sd* end of file exceeds end of disk, or sum such disaster.
So thinking the problem might correct itself, I run fdisk, setup the swap, a root, and a home partition successfully according to the exit output, but when I try and start the Slackware 12.0 setup, usually a snap, I get a comment that no partitions of type linux are found . . . oh no.
I've tried lots of work around's, but no joy.
I will hand write the message I get when the huge kernel drops off hardware recognition into the select key board to be more specific about the strange /dev/sd* message which appears just before. But unless someone can tell me how to cat the screen to a floppy from the huge kernel output its too much to copy by hand.
So I'll come back in a few minutes to put up a details error description.
If this is too hard to solve I'll ditch this dual boot thing, cause I'm upgrading soon and I can use one of my computes as a stand alone Slack box. I'm tired of dual booting between etch and Slack.
Last edited by TDurden1937; 10-25-2008 at 07:24 PM.