RESOLVED: Can't use all of my disk in my SS20.
I am just using a Sarge install disk, to do a fresh install. I was unable to partition most of one of my disks. I have found a simple work around.
I was unable to manually partition the 2.1Gb disk, beyond about 196 megs. Having _slept_ on it, I decided to do a fresh install of Sarge this morning, but when setting-up the partitions, I have let Debian automagically set-up my partitions, using a _multiple-user_ option (then I get separate /home, /var, etc). The partitioning worked, and my install is happening, as type. This looks like a result to me!
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From: Martin Habets <email@example.com
Date: 18-Jul-2007 23:15
Subject: Re: Can't use all of my disk in my SS20.
To: Chris Andrew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: debian-sparc <
On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 04:13:56PM +0100, Chris Andrew wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I have succesfully installed Etch on my SS20. I have 2 harddrives, both
> The first HDD will only let me use 200 megs of it. I have tried all sorts
> of formatting, but it just won't let me touch most of the drive. When I do
> fdisk /dev/sdb, it just shows the two partitions that I have created, plus
> the Sun "whole disk" partition. I still can't do anything with almost 2
> gigs of HDD. Can anyone tell me how I can get around this?
I ran into this when I used parted to partition the disk. Could not
complete the install as a result. Got around it by using good ol' fdisk
Mind you, it only happened on 1 machine out of 5. I think all the others
had bigger disks.