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davidabauer 05-20-2006 07:50 PM

can't format my hard drive with fdisk
 
I can't format my hard drive with fdisk. I have a SCSI hard drive, so I should be able to use /dev/sda. Well, sda isn't even in the /dev directory, so I can't format my hard drive. I'm using Slackware Linux 10.0, this worked find a year ago, now it doesn't want to work. What is a solution???

My email address is dabauer@dabauer.us, please email me.

Linux.tar.gz 05-20-2006 09:15 PM

Boot with a Slack cd (why not try the 10.2 ;)) and use the scsi.i kernel.
You wanna install a new system? Did you use this drive actually? Give us more info.

Brian1 05-20-2006 09:51 PM

Is the module for the scsi controller loaded?
What is your controller brand and model?
Post output of command lsmod.

Brian1

davidabauer 05-21-2006 07:03 PM

scsi.i doesn't even exist

I used adaptec.s and that worked fine. Now, linux won't
run. When I reboot it just comes back with "Press a key to reboot", so it doesn't even work.




Quote:

Originally Posted by Linux.tar.gz
Boot with a Slack cd (why not try the 10.2 ;)) and use the scsi.i kernel.
You wanna install a new system? Did you use this drive actually? Give us more info.


Linux.tar.gz 05-21-2006 10:18 PM

Oops i meant scsi.s
You have a list of kernel at boot, when you push F3.


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