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Re: dvhtool minor woes

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Fred Barnes wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been setting up debian MIPS on my indy.  It previously had
> irix installed (until I blasted the partition table types and fsck'd
> /dev/sda1).  When it came to doing the dvhtool thing to put the kernel
> image in the volume header, it failed with a "no room in vh" error.
> Mostly OK, since there's an old IRIX thingie in there which I
> no longer need/want, but how to delete it ?  I tried putting the
> kernel in under the same name as the SGI thing, "sgilabel" iirc,
> but still disagreed.  I think there was "ide" and "sash" in there
> as well, which are sort of no longer needed either, i guess (having
> sash might be useful tho, saves having to plug in that scsi cd-rom..).

The way I had to do it was:
caluculate the sizes of the partitions I wanted.
create partiton sda1 starting whare I wanted (in my case 51)
At this point fdisk _will_ create sda9 and sda11 for you.

Build your partition table as you normally would then lastly delete partition
sda9.  Recreate it at the size you want.  Then you can copy the lernel into
it.  No space problems.

Yours Tony.

 * "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the 
 * same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
 * --Albert Einstein

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