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Re: partitioning difficulties

On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Robert C. Palmer wrote:

> I am new to Linux, and UNIX in general, and I have been trying to
> install Debian on
> my Performa 630CD. It seems to have booted fine, but all the
> partitioning utilities that can create A/UX partitions I
> have been able to find have been for SCSI drives only, and my Performa
> has an IDE drive. I have decided to use
> the partitioning utility built into Debian, which seems to recognize the
> IDE drive,
> but I would like to know where I can find some documentation on that
> program. I know the risks involved
> in disk partitioning, and don't want to mess something up because I
> didn't know what I was doing.

Just press "?" at fdisk's prompt to get an overview of available
commands. And don't worry, unless you explicitely give the "w" command (as
in "w"rite), your partition table will not be overwritten (so you can
afford some mistakes, as long as you don't write them out ;-)

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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  -- from the movie "Antitrust"

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