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Old 11-11-2002, 11:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy Partition under Mandrake 9.0

I have been trying to install MDK9.0 on my computer.
I have a Gforce 4 card, so at boot: I type linux vga=normal.
It moves through the install until I get to partitioning.
Then It incorrectlly shows my drives:
It should show: hda1 xp ntfs, hde1 dos, hdf2 ext hdf3 swap.
It shows hda1 as ext and hde ntfs....the drive geom is correct
(wd120 hda) wd27 hde..etc....
Whats wrong?
Is it a bug in Mandrakes partition software?
Old 11-12-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
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Physically speaking, what type of drives do you have? zip? or something else? still those should have different designations...

hda1 your first hard drive, first parition
hdc is almost always a cd drive

you get the idea?

If you only have one hard drive or two then this is a serious (and to me, unheard of -- of course, never means that it can't happen) error on behalf of the partition druid. Have you tried with a Redhat installation disk?

Give us a few more details. Good luck.
Old 11-13-2002, 11:26 AM   #3
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Question Partition Druid MD 9.0

I have all IDE devices 3 WD drives and one LS120
Also, I have two CDROMs

I have tried installing RedHat 8.0 per your
recomendation and have not
had the same problems. It installs great!!!

Does RH8.0 use a different Partition software?
Also, it seems to see my Gforce4 only @ low res??

Why am I having so many issues with Mandrake9.0??

I would still like to install Mandrake 9.0.

Update: I have installed MD9.0

Last edited by paco; 11-19-2002 at 10:01 AM.


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