Re: Drive Partitioning Issue
As an addition to this, I've tried installing Debian after switching
the harddisk to the non-RAID controller on my mobo, and it works fine.
It's definitely a driver issue with the Highpoint HPT372 controller.
If I partition the drive on the regular IDE controller, and the move it
back to the Highpoint controller to do the installation, I cannot mount
any of the partitions.
I know Highpoint has open source drivers on their website, but
that's the catch... I need a working Linux install in order to compile a
new kernel with the driver (unless someone has an idea on how this can
be accompished from a WinXP platform).
David Fuchs wrote:
I've downloaded and written the floppy images found at the URL you
referred for the 2.4.20pre4 build. However, I get the exact same
problem when I use fdisk. :(
Highpoint's website has source code for the Linux drivers. In
order to use that, I'd have to compile my own kernel - unfortunately,
I don't have the tools for that. Even so, I don't know if drivers are
the issue, or if it's something I'm just doing wrong. So far I have
no evidence of what the problem could be. After all, why does fdisk
write one of the four partitions I wanted rather than none at all?
What happens during that call to ioctl() that takes so long (about 40
seconds)? The DOS fdisk takes an instant to write the partition
table, but I can't use that fdisk for marking filesystems to be type
82/83, which is what I need.
Your help is appreciated Eduard, any other suggestions (from you or
anyone else who has a better clue than me) would be wonderful.
Eduard Bloch wrote:
* David Fuchs [Thu, Sep 12 2002, 05:20:29PM]:
I'm attempting to install Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, but there are
issues when attempting to partition the harddisk I'm using a
standalone Maxtor Ultra ATA-133 60GB HD connected to a Hightpoint
372 is not officially supported by 2.4.18, afaik. You may try an
experimental build with 2.4.20pre4 on