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Old 07-17-2002, 02:49 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: brasil
Distribution: mdrk 8.0,redht7.1,debianpotato
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mandrake doesn't recognize partition table

i was trying to install mandrake on 3GB partition i just created but when i reached the parttion step ,i get a message from mdrake saying that it could not read my partition table and to proceed at my own risk ? i am actually running slackware but i would like to try mandrake for a little experiment of mine . here's my partition table ( ugly one by the way , but it's what i have ):
bash-2.05# fdisk /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2490 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 510 4096543+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 511 2490 15904318+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1501 2000 4016218+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda6 2094 2490 3188902+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda7 511 1000 3935893+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda8 1001 1500 4016218+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda9 2001 2065 522081 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda10 2066 2093 224878+ 83 Linux native

Partition table entries are not in disk order
how can i know for sure about the right order of the partitions ? thanks a lot
Old 07-17-2002, 10:46 PM   #2
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Clearly you're installing Mandy on /dev/hda6. Here's how.

Boot Mandy
Pick expert
At partitioning, pick Disk Druid
Format /dev/hda6
Mount as /

You know the rest.
Old 07-18-2002, 12:26 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2001
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I tried before the expert but still there are no partitions at all represented on disk druid ( the whole disk is one big blank) i'm afraid to go ahead with it as it might not recognize stuff that i don't want to format . (anyways ... now i know where am at thanks to kdisk , great stuff!!) I'm almost sure it has to do with with a swap "hair cut" i did and messed up my partition table , then again i made some changes to fullfill the gaps that were left (my hda10 has 213MB) . Does anybody knows why sometimes partition tables can't be read? e.g. if there are empty spaces between them and other irregularities , the program is not abble to fully understand what's happening so it "tilts"?


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