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Old 12-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Slackware doesn't see free space


i'm trying to install slackware linux 12.2 for the first time on my laptop. The laptop currently has windows vista on and has 2 drives C:\ and a D:\ recovery one. The vista disk manager sees those and also my newly created 26GB free space (unallocated)

When I boot up Slackware and launch cfdisk it just shows 1 partition and says it's around 600MB in size.

can anyone advise me?

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Can you post the output of fdisk -l from the command line
Old 12-27-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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root@slackware:/# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120. GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinder of 16065 * 512 = 8225280

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 15 120456 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 16 277 2097152 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 * 277 11375 89145355 7 HPFS/NTFS

Then on cfdisk it says:

disk drive: /dev/hda

and free space is only 690.93

And on VISTA is shows I have C:\ as 89GB, Recovery D:\ as 2GB and I have around 26GB unallocated.

Old 12-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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It looks like cfdisk is indicating your CD or DVD drive. Try:
cfdisk /dev/sda
Old 12-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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lol how stupid of me

thanks guys


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