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Re: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 09:48:41AM -0400, Cernese, Dan wrote:
> I'm in the middle of dealing with this same issue, I cannot
> figure out how to partition my IDE drive in a DS20L (that has
> no floppy; only a CD and an IDE drive).  Using SRM...

> I started with sarge/testing's netboot installer (both minimal
> and base-system CD images), but learned the hard way it couldn't
> partition the disk.

> I used the woody installer and it can autorun fdisk, I create
> the partition table and reboot with the newest installer and
> it (partman?) can't deal with the BSD partition table, there
> doesn't even appear to be a way to skip it.

partman not only should be able to handle BSD disklabels, it also knows
that these should be the default partition table types on alpha.  What
exactly do you see when partman runs?  Are you trying to use
autopartitioning or not?  Does it show the disk(s) as being present and
selectable?  If you switch to console #2, what do you get as output of
"ls /dev/discs/"?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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