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Old 04-15-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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Problems with creating partitions on Slack 9.1

I'm trying to partition my HDD in Slackware 9.1 and it won't let me create more than one partition...I tried using the tutorial on this webpage but it just didn't seem to work.

Any help would be great!
Old 04-15-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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$ man cfdisk
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Old 04-15-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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What program are you using to partition with? What errors are you getting when you try to partition? How much unused space do you have on the drive? Can you paste the existing partition table to the forum?
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1. Change your boot sequence in the BIOS so that it can boot off of the CD if that is your media source
2. fdisk /dev/hda (assuming you only have one HDD on board)
3. enter "p" (no quotes) at prompt ("m" = menu) to print Partition Table
4. see what you got loaded. You might need to delete some partitions first (use "d" and then choose the partition number)
5. create new partition - enter "n" at prompt, then "p" for primary rather than extended and then the number of the hdx
6. Enter starting cylinder (Enter - i.e. default - works just fine unless you have a special reason for not accepting value)
7. Enter size - I find using human readable sizes easier hence "+2000M" to get a 2Gb partition.
8. To enter a Swap partition enter "t" (to toggle the partition), enter "82" (the switch for swap space)
9. Enter "p" one last time to double check that you like what you see
10. Enter "w" to write the table up. You have now committed yourself to that partition table.
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cfdisk is FAR easier to use than fdisk, and comes with the Slackware installer - I would recommend that over fdisk, personally.


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