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Old 05-25-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


I bought a new hardrive Hitachi Deskstar 200GB... But when I connect it as a slave (using one of the many jumper settings), I am able to see the drive:

[root@cse004 root]# fdisk -l /dev/hdb

Disk /dev/hdb: 200.0 GB, 200032870400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24319 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

When I use fdisk to create and write partitions onto this drive, it successfully does it. But, when I try to see the partitions, it gives the exact same message as above... Even Windows is not able to recognize this drive...

Any ideas?

Old 05-25-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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Windows doesnt reconize linux partitions, but if your on windows you might can use PM to make your linux partitions if you have it of course
Old 09-01-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
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did u find a solution to ur problem regarding the fdisk problem



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