RE: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning
Is there anything more I can do to get the necessary information for
someone to be able to diagnosis the problem and suggest a solution?
Should I try RedHat, or another flavor of Linux that supports Alpha?
If I cannot get some version of Linux running on my Alpha by Tuesday I
will have to order an Intel box. I have fallen way behind on this
Thanks to all for you help.
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 3:39 PM
Cc: Helge Kreutzmann; Jim and Kelly Younkin
Subject: Re: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning
On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 06:36:34PM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 12:10:33PM -0400, Jim and Kelly Younkin wrote:
> > I am ashamed to admit, but I *still* don't get how I am supposed to
> > FDISK so I can get to an FDISK prompt.
> There is nothing to be ashamed of!
> > ~# fdisk /dev/sda
> > /bin/sh: ~fdisk: not found
> I don't know the PATH on this busybox. Try
> cd /sbin
> ./fdisk /dev/sda
> and then (after partitioning) return to the installer.
This will absolutely not work, you must use devfs-style paths to all
devices when running inside the debian installer.
But this is an exercise in futility anyway -- if the disk could be seen
by the kernel, partman would've let him partition it to begin with. It
doesn't matter which partitioner he tries to use, he is *not* going to
be able to partition the disk until we figure out why the DAC960 module
won't load for him.