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Old 02-05-2002, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question Installation HD geometry error

I'm stuck during Linux 7.2 anaconda server installation.........

This ones a little more involved and installation seems to have problems with my 20GB MAxtor Ultra ATA-100 Harddrive. My ASUS BIOS is set to "auto" for this drive (hdf). I repartitioned this drive with "fdisk" in both extended, and then nonextended partition modes to see if I could get past the following errors (but could'nt):

The partition table on /tmp/hdf is inconsistant. Often the reason is that Linux detected the BIOS incorrectly.
[ignore] <---answer
Warning table on device hdf was unreadable. To create a new partition it must be initialized,
[Yes] <---answer
-------------Exception error-----------
An unhandled exception has occurred this is most likey a bug.
Save the full text of this error in crash dump.
reboot system

Note: The warnings and exception above have been shortened leaving out unneccessary junk.

Unix guru's whats going on here? This Maxtor drive works fine under Windows Millenium. Why does Linux have a problem with it.


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