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Re: Problems with 1996-11-28 disk set

On 6 Dec 1996, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> > > > 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.)

He took out the disk and replaced it with another one which he had taken
from one of his SUNs.

It is not an uncommon event that prople try to install Debian on a NEW
disk which has obviously NO partition table.


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