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Old 07-24-2002, 08:13 AM   #1
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What the... ??? (RH 7.3)


I've been down with Linux for about 6 years now, and i've tryed let's say _all_ the distributions. Well, on all my boxes that i admin I have Slack, but that's not my point...

My point is this: After a _long_ time i've decided to try RH 7.3 (the lates i tried was 6.2 i think), so here comes the interesting part:

I had 1st partiotion with win98, second partition for win2k, third partition for Linux and forth for swap.

When installation came to the point where user needs 2 create the partitions i choose MANUAL PARTITIONING using diskdruid and my partitions (all of them) was allready erased, and i couldn't restored them).

Any ideas, because i'm seriously thinking to post this story to Red Hat... ??????

p.s.: i've installed linux for a 10000 times now, so i'm 100% sure i didn't even touch the partotions.

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Old 07-24-2002, 09:49 AM   #2
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Ah.. it has to be the problem between the chair and keyboard. Computers only do what you tell them to do.. Just kidding.

Never seen this happen before. After you selected manual partitioning with disk druid, did you continue installation or stop there, reboot or whatever to see if your other partitions existed ?
 
Old 07-24-2002, 09:52 AM   #3
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trickykid nailed it.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:10 AM   #4
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Never seen this happen before. After you selected manual partitioning with disk druid, did you continue installation or stop there, reboot or whatever to see if your other partitions existed ?
Like i said... I'm far from beeing new in linux, i've done this 100 times (installing more OS on one box) but i've never saw something as silly as this. The funny part is that no, i DIDN'T edit or save nothing, i just rebooted when i saw my partitions were gone and here i was... Installing everything from scratch again. arrrrghhhhh
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:45 AM   #5
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Think of redhat as the microsoft of linux, that said by someone who used redhat since rh4.0 , BTW why on earth whould somebody like you (slack power user) could ever do redhat?
Did you try putting that HD in another linuxbox and checked out the partitions? try using partition magic on a windows box with your mess-up HD as a slave and see if you can fix anything. Good Luck Really!
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:53 AM   #6
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Think of redhat as the microsoft of linux, that said by someone who used redhat since rh4.0 , BTW why on earth whould somebody like you (slack power user) could ever do redhat?
Did you try putting that HD in another linuxbox and checked out the partitions? try using partition magic on a windows box with your mess-up HD as a slave and see if you can fix anything. Good Luck Really!
 
Old 07-24-2002, 12:37 PM   #7
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Think of redhat as the micro$oft of linux, that said by someone who used redhat since rh4.0 , BTW why on earth whould somebody like you (slack power user) could ever do redhat?
Did you try putting that HD in another linuxbox and checked out the partitions? try using partition magic on a windows box with your mess-up HD as a slave and see if you can fix anything. Good Luck Really!
I agree with what you've wrote! I tottaly agree that Red Hat is like M$ linux... But the reason why I've done that is only one... In a month I'm doing a RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) exam so... I need at least look at RedHat

And about the lost partitions... Thanks god i had a brend new box installed from scratch, so i didn't had any data on it (except some Delta Force2 completed missions

zeky
 
Old 07-24-2002, 03:26 PM   #8
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well try sending the "bug" to redhat and see if they have any explanation to it. my redhat7.3 does some really wierd stuff like blowing out all the paths to bin sbin and others without any reason...
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