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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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon@debian.org] 
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 3:39 PM
To: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
Cc: Helge Kreutzmann; Jim and Kelly Younkin
Subject: Re: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning
Importance: Low

On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 06:36:34PM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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