more info on cfdisk problem
here is the posting that i sent yesterday. it directly relates
to the problem i'm having with cfdisk.
i am trying to install debian linux. i got the distribution from the
'Debian GNU/Linux Guide to Installation and Usage' book.
i followed the instructions using FIPS to partition my hard drive. the
drive is a 25 GB drive. the partitioning of DOS partitions seems to have
worked okay. i am running windows 98 second edition, and the operating
system recognizes the smaller disk partition after running FIPS. FIPS
seems to have written the partition table okay because i can run FIPS -t
and it works fine.
when i run linux cfdisk, i go to partition the hard drive to create linux
partitions, and i get the following message:
FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition
Press any key to exit fdisk
i can 'view partitions' with cfdisk. it shows me that there are 2 FAT32
partitions on my hard disk.
so, what's up with this??
any help would be greatly appreciated.
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