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Old 06-22-2010, 01:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Maxxed View Post
Let me format this better:

  Device    Boot  Start    End     Blocks       ID     System
/dev/sda1    *      1     9729   781million+    83     Linux

That's all there is, no actual partitions listed.

That "1" in sda1 actually represents a partition. If
you had a raw device it would just say sda.

Old 06-22-2010, 03:53 PM   #17
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Just a couple of tidbits, may or may not be helpful.

Slackware does not require a bootable flag on the partition as Windows requires.

Also, maybe check this in the fdisk manual:
       There are several *fdisk programs around.  Each has its problems and strengths.  Try them  in  the  order  cfdisk,  fdisk,
       sfdisk.   (Indeed, cfdisk is a beautiful program that has strict requirements on the partition tables it accepts, and pro-
       duces high quality partition tables. Use it if you can.  fdisk is a buggy program that does fuzzy things - usually it hap-
       pens to produce reasonable results. Its single advantage is that it has some support for BSD disk labels and other non-DOS
       partition tables.  Avoid it if you can.  sfdisk is for hackers only - the user interface is terrible, but it is more  cor-
       rect than fdisk and more powerful than both fdisk and cfdisk.  Moreover, it can be used noninteractively.)
Try to run "cfdisk /dev/sda" and setup your partitions. If you have any concerns
about HOW-TO partition, there should be many opinions/ideas in this forum; iirc
there might be a post in a thread by me with enough details to copy and paste. If
you're interested, use the Search.
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