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Partitioning HD for install

James Carlson writes:
 > Hi,
 > Trying to install Debian on an Alpha Personal Workstation 500a, which
 > had been running NT, at the "Partition Hard Disk" step-- I get, having
 > chosen /dev/sda, "Fatal error: Bad primary partition".
 > Question is:
 > Is this because the current primary partition (may be) is NTFS?  Do I
 > need to make it FAT?

Maybe this is just some cfdisk misbehaviour with large disks, could
you try running fdisk (also available on the installation disks), and
see it is running better or giving more details about the situation?



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