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Old 02-04-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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problems with cfdisk

i have a problem with cfdisk or harddisk
a want to install slackware on another computer
my other computer have 2 harddisks

when i insert cd 1 and start my computer etc
and use cfdisk

it show only 1 harddisk and only 2 partitions

but there are 3
that computer run now winxp
with c,d,e
how can i view them all ?

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Old 02-04-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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Linux labels harddrives as hda (c) hdb (d) hdc (e)
try cfdisk /dev/hd( b or c depending on which one you want)
Dev hda is the default .
Old 02-04-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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another altenative other than the one mentioned by joe83 (which is the best one), is taking your winxp cd and boot it.. try to run DISKPART..

it's very dynamic and it shows a complete table of all the HDs and partition
BUT as it is in a winxp cd, the linux partitions (ext2, ext3...) will be marked as "unknown"

as you don't have linux in your system yet, at least you'll be able to create the
Old 02-04-2005, 03:30 PM   #4
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thanks but i did it on the way joe83 told me

now it works
thanks any way for your comment


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