Re: partition second hard drive
On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 12:01:01PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hello all,
> I had a dual boot system with Windows and Linux
> installed. Bought a new cd writer and found out I had to
> upgrade win 98 to SE to use new software for writer. SE
> costs more than the writer did. Nuts to microsoft.
> Took Windows out and installed Debian Sarge with
> the new installer. I really am happy with it.
> My question is How do I reformat my second hard
> drive that is presently Fat 32 windows so that Linux can
> use it for backup. I tried cfdisk but linux cannot see the
> drive. I have a Maxtor cd for the drive, which is Maxtor,
> but there is no Linux formating available on it. I sent
> them an e-mail asking why not.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
Linux can use fat32. If cfdisk cannot see the disk, it is because Linux
can't. Do you have the right modules loaded for your second disk?
Open a terminal and type /sbin/lsmod to see what modules are loaded.
What kind of disk is it?
What does the 'dmesg' command say? Please include all output.
Excerpts from mine:
> SIS5513: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 01
> SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
> ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
> hda: IBM-DJNA-371350, ATA DISK drive
> hdb: WDC AC14300R, ATA DISK drive
> hdc: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8100, ATAPI CDROM drive
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
> ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
> hda: IBM-DJNA-371350, 12949MB w/1966kB Cache, CHS=1650/255/63
> hdb: WDC AC14300R, 4112MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=524/255/63
> hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1024kB Cache
> Partition check:
> hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
> hdb: hdb1 hdb2
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