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Old 09-08-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
frankie_DJ
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fdisk unable to read /dev/sda


Hi everyone,

I have Slackware 10 currently installed, and I am trying to install Slackware 10.1 from scratch. I have Seagate SCSI hard drive. I want to repartition my HD so I type
Code:
fdisk /dev/sda
but I get an error
Code:
unable to read /dev/sda
I also trie /dev/sdc without any succes. I tried two kernels: bare.i and scsi.s,
and get the same error.
I don't get any output at all when I type fdisk -l. I can't give you entire dmesg output here cause I am typing from XP box, but I tried:
Code:
dmesg|grep SCSI
and have only one line of output:

SCSI subsystem driver REvision: 1.00

I don't remember having this problem when I installed Slack10.0.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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Never mind. I managed to get it detected with adaptec.s kernel.

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