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Re: Another FC4 installation problem



On 6/23/05, Ben Steeves <ben steeves gmail com> wrote:
> On 6/23/05, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
> > booted into windows one last time and used Partion Magic 8 to erase
> > the /boot and / partions. Now the entire 20 gigs is one big partion. I
> > told DiskDruid to erase everything on the disk, and create a 100 meg
> > /boot, 12000 meg /, and 8000 meg /home.
> > - I tried with and without the option linux ide-nodma as per
> > suggestion on fedorafaq. No difference.
> 
> Try re-doing the partitioning using fdisk instead.  In Anaconda, when
> you get the option to manually or automatically partition, switch to
> virtual console 2 (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and type "fdisk /dev/hda" .  Set up
> your partitions the way you want, quit out of fdisk, and reboot if it
> says anything about being unable to write the partition information or
> that the kernel will use the old partition table until reboot.  If you
> don't need to reboot (or after you reboot), use Disk Druid to set your
> partition labels and mount points normally, but keep the partition
> setup as you've defined in fdisk.
> 
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I'll go try that now. I just tried to format the entire HD in knoppix,
but I could not mount the disk. I see hda1 and hda2. In advance, if I
run into problems, how could I go about formating the HD in knoppix?

Dotan


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