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Re: Problems with 1996-11-28 disk set

mike@i-Connect.Net (Mike Neuffer)  wrote on 05.12.96 in <Pine.LNX.3.95.961205182040.25059T-100000@nomis.i-Connect.Net>:

> On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > > It is also not able to initialize a new disk WITHOUT any partition
> > > table. This is causing a lot of problems for prople trying to install on
> > > new disks.
> >
> > "cfdisk -z" would fix that.
> But that is not documented _visibly IN_ dselect.
> Imagine someone coming from an Solaris environment
> trying to install Debian for the first time.
> He has no clue about "cfdisk -z" and there are no manpages for fdisk......
> We had this. A friend of mine, who is one of very few SUN C2000 certified
> specialists in Germany, tried to install Debian on this PC. He had
> Slackware on there before that. He finally resorted to booting from a dos
> floppy and created the partitions with DOS-FDISK.....

If he had Slackware on his disk, why would he need cfdisk -z? He must  
already have had a partition table. (In fact, he should have been able to  
use the old partitions.)

MfG Kai

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