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Old 09-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
maxmax
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Slackware installation: partitioning (help!)


Just got my slackware 10.2 and used a lot of guides, somehow I can't get past the first installation pane.

Anyway, it seems that when I make a partition, and after pressing w in fdisk, besides from the usual messages - I get a :

mknod: /dev/sda1: Read-only file system
chown: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
chmod: /dev/sda1: No such file or directory
mknod: /dev/sda2: Read-only file system
chown: /dev/sda2: No such file or directory
chmod: /dev/sda2: No such file or directory
...etc... (including hda)

Then I type "setup" but a message appears stating that it "cannot detect a linux partition" even though there is already a linux and linux swap partition. Even when I reboot, same message appears.

I'm using an ECS laptop A907 with specs:
TransmetaŽ 1 GigaPro CPU, 512KB L2 cache on die
128/256MB SDRAM
AMI 512K Bytes Flash BIOS
ATA/100/66/33 and Enhanced IDE (PIO mode 4)
Equipped with 24X CD-ROM

I've already used bare.i, bareacpi.i, old_disk.i, ataraid.i. I usually boot through usb floppy, but when I insert a root disk, it hangs. So I use a harddrive partition in /dev/hda4 (fat32) to mount the installation root disk.

Really need inputs, on how to get through this?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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Can you boot the laptop off cd-rom? If so you can do without the root and boot disks, boot off the CD and go into the set up from that.

Have you had a look at cfdisk too? Always prefered that over fdisk, as fdisk looked a bit daunting.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, tried cfdisk, still the same. As for the cd-rom boot, my device works but it won't just boot (for some reason).
 
  


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