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Old 08-14-2006, 09:19 PM   #46
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when I go to CFDisk and try to load, cfdisk /dev/sda
I get a fatal error saying cannot read disk=/
suggestion?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:21 PM   #47
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Yes, sir; but they've been posted to you before. Why should I be
the next guy in line to request information that you refuse to give?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:45 PM   #48
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after much searching and hours of trying I have decided to stop posting here. Either my computer is crazy, or I am an ignorant idiot, I do things like you say to and they solve nothing, one last thing though, does anyone know any place I could call for tech. support? Calling slackware doesn't work they don't offer tech.
That is my last request.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:55 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by millikin691@hotmail.
after much searching and hours of trying I have decided to stop posting here. Either my computer is crazy, or I am an ignorant idiot, I do things like you say to and they solve nothing, one last thing though, does anyone know any place I could call for tech. support? Calling slackware doesn't work they don't offer tech.
That is my last request.
You are not an ignorant idiot, and your computer is probably fine. You may however have bitten off more than you can chew. If you have winders running on your unit I suggest that you try a more user-friendly distro to set-up a dual boot. I have set-up a dual boot with win2k and ubuntu with no problems. Why not give ubuntu a try? You will use your slack cds again when you learn a bit more about Linux.
You can download Ubuntu 6.0.6.1 for free or order the cd for free. It took me several failed attempts when I first installed slack a few years ago. Don't lose hope. There's a version of Linux for everyone:-) We'll be waiting when you're ready.

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:22 AM   #50
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There is also the possibility that your drive is going bad.
Download the drive manufacturer's utility to test the drive
and see what it returns.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 02:18 PM   #51
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Futhermore,
It would be nice if you posted your hardware including make/model of SCSI controller.
Is your SCSI drive terminated correctly?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #52
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Futhermore,
It would be nice if you posted your hardware including make/model of SCSI controller.
Is your SCSI drive terminated correctly?
I don't know why I forgot this I (I do this automatically), but, when, the first install CD boots you need to load a scsi enabled kernel (if you have a scsi controller). Instead of just hitting enter and loading bare.i, type F2 then F3 which will provide a list of kernels. Prior to installing 2.6.13 I've had good success using the adaptec.s kernel which is compiled for scsi HDs. Once a scsi kernel is loaded that matches your SCSI controller you'll of course be able to run fdisk or cfdisk.
There are several scsi kernels you can choose from.
Hope that helps.

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:37 AM   #53
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Well, Milliken, if you haven't given up on this thread totally, you have another bit of data to tell us. You have determined that bare.i won't work for you because it doesn't see your HDD's. So, you must tell us what kind of HDD's you have. Are you running SATA? (It needs sata.i). Are you running SCSI? What SCSI controller are you using? Have you already figured that out and gotten the correct scsi.s/adaptec.s kernel running? And finally, when you do get the correct kernel, does "fdisk -l" show you your hard drives? Methinks that the CDROM is SCSI, too, since fdisk -l didn't show your CDROM either.

--vonSt
PS: Having run SCSI most of my Linux career, I'd say don't be shy about trying "cfdisk /dev/sdb" and "cfdisk /dev/sdc" even if "cfdisk /dev/sda" doesn't work!
 
Old 08-28-2006, 06:28 PM   #54
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I have figured my dilema, much to the anger of me, my computer model does not contain drivers for Linux. Of course I had no idea about this or any way to figure this out=/
 
Old 08-28-2006, 07:04 PM   #55
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If you post the manufacturer and model of your computer, perhaps
one of these gentlemen who've asked for that can find some pertinent
technical information. Their previous *nix experience might have
taught them something which can help you get a working install.

Almost no one provides Linux drivers. We get them from the kernel.

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