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Old 08-04-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Unable to format hda after Unbuntu uninstall

He re is my concern:
1) I installed Unbuntu (latest version) on an old machine, from live CD with embedded installation tool.
All was working fine, but this OS requested too much resources

2) I decided to install backtrack3 Hacking magazine version (the latest). Running on live CD, it seems requesting less ressources.
a) Cd started, I ran fdisk, deleted previous file system, create one of 10 Gb.
fdisk shows all is OK.

But df -k shown a partition of 100Mb on had1. Not enough to install BT which reuqire 2.7 Gb Indeed, using BT installer, there's no space disk enough (a bad thing: BT installer does not check or alert).
I tried sevral thing to delete, redimension, mount, umount, various fs type. Nothing, hda1 was always here.
Ok. I decided creating hda1 100Mb with fdisk, and trying to install on another partition.
I created Hda2, fs ext2, or Ext3, or autofs, I modified fstab,...
No way, I got the same message: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cciss/c0d2p1,or too many mounted file systems.

If some one has an idea?

I'm going to go back at home reinstalling Ubuntu and reformatting from then....
Old 08-05-2008, 03:42 AM   #2
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I got it: just need to use parted instead of fdisk.
and 16 hours work :-(


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