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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

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.

-David Fuchs

Eduard Bloch wrote:

#include <hallo.h>
* 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 HPT372 IDE-RAID

372 is not officially supported by 2.4.18, afaik. You may try an
experimental build with 2.4.20pre4 on


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