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Old 05-06-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.1, Cant Partition Old Slackware 12.0 System


cfdisk: Opened disk read-only - you have no permission to write...

That's the message I get when I try to partition my old Slackware system. So I popped in Gparted and overwrote the disk, but I'm still getting the same message.

It wouldn't be a big deal, but I need to use the cfdisk to write LVM. Gparted doesn't appear to have the option.

Any advice?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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You're making us guess, so here goes ...

My guess is you have a PATA CD/DVD-ROM drive,
and a SATA hard drive. If this guess is correct,
you should use "cfdisk /dev/sda" ...

If I'm right, do I get the $64,000?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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You're making us guess, so here goes ...

My guess is you have a PATA CD/DVD-ROM drive,
and a SATA hard drive. If this guess is correct,
you should use "cfdisk /dev/sda" ...

If I'm right, do I get the $64,000?
Hats off to you sir.

Thanks :-)
 
Old 05-06-2008, 09:22 PM   #4
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Spot on! So glad it's working now!
 
Old 05-06-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Spot on! So glad it's working now!
Yeah, I guess I had a momentary lapse of brain power and went on autopilot...

1.) Problem doesn't work?!...
2.) Try one solution
3.) Ask on LQ...

My bad :-p
 
Old 05-20-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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I must thank you as well Bruce Hill. Ahhh the wonders of the forum search function...
 
  


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