Bug#85033: Installation can't find my partitions on a big drive
thomas poindessous <email@example.com> writes:
> I have a big drive (hdb) (IBM 40 Gig) with EZ-drive. I boot with floppies
> after the EZ-DRIVE menu.
> fdisk is correct about my harddrive but the install don't see my swap
> partition and my linux partition.
> Partitions of /dev/hda :
> Size = 2 Gig
> hda1 swap 200.25 Mb
> hda2 ext2 1911.62 Mb
> Partitions of /dev/hdb
> Size = 40 Gig
> Heads 255 Sectors/Tracks 63 Cyl 5005
> hdb1 FreeBSD 2089.23
> hdb2 OpenBSD 2089.23
> hdb3 NetBSD 2089.23
> hdb5 ext2 5000.98
> hdb6 swap 501.75
> hdb7 ext2 5000.98
> And I can't use hdb6 as a swap partition and hdb5 as /
Please include what is reported as 'fdisk -l', and what the kernel
reports as the partitons during the boot sequence.
Also include what kernel you are using -- do 'uname -a'n
I believe you are bit by a problem where *bsd slice support is a
little messed up. Have you tried the idepci flaovr of boot-floppies
on http://people.debian.org/~aph/current/ ?
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>