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Old 03-02-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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Suse partition problem install

Hi everyone!
I have a problem trying to install Suse 8.0. Suse doesn't recongnise my partition table. I have a 6 Gb hd (3Gb windows and 3Gb linux) but yast tries to make 5.8 Gb partition.
If i try to install the partition suggestion it hangs.
If use ALT+CTRL+F2 and write fdisk -l the messagge is "unable to read /dev/hda".
Any suggestion?

Old 03-03-2003, 12:48 AM   #2
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This is going to sound like I'm trying to be a wise guy, but I mean it whole-
heartedly: Get rid of M$!! Your troubles will disappear.

Not trying to be a smart ass,

Old 03-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #3
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I have tried to install linux only (6 Gb) and had the same problem. It hangs.
Months ago I installed an old corel linux version and I hadn't any problem (win and corel).
I have a slackware version that use with loadlin (from DOS, in the win partition) , if write fdisk -l the messagge is

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 784 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 393 3156741 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 394 784 3140707+ 83 Linux native

so I supposse the problem is suse.
Old 03-04-2003, 05:32 AM   #4
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I have had better luck sometimes,if I leave the part of the hard drive set aside for linux as unallocated free space and let the installer find and format/partition it for me.
Just a thought
Old 03-05-2003, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hhmmm... did you select everything to install? Its going to to take way up to 6 GB for SuSE Linux 8.x Pro ;-)

Try 8.1 instead. Use default selection -> this will take approx 2 GB. It will dualboot with your windows nicely. My test harddrive was a pentium V with only 8Gig HD, 5Gig for windows the rest for linux (SuSE 8.1)

Have alot of fun! Oops "alot" means hard to cew :-D

Have a lot of fun!


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