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Old 09-10-2003, 03:21 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Dante's Phoenix area
Distribution: knoppix3.2/slack8.1/mandy9.1
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Angry partitioning and formatting

I installed a new maxtor 40gb and let maxblast3 dos partition the whole drive. Then, used cfdisk to partition a linux bootable. NOW, when linux gets part way into the install, it says there is NO linux partitions. I am trying to install either slack8.1 or BestLinux 2000. Both have the same problem.

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 09-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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ummm.... u don't have any linux partitions?
uve got to create them...... slack doesn't allow u to partition your hd during the install? y don't u use fdisk or cffdisk to create them then.
Old 09-10-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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Maxblast. I think that is a drive overlay program. Google it in:

If it isn't, remove all of the partitions anyway and start over. Remember, you have to mkfs any partition you make with linux, just as you have to format in windows to make it usable. I don't trust cfdisk all that much either.
Old 09-10-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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RIP (Recovery Is Possible) is based on slackware. And it can do damn near anything. It saved my a**. Big time.


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