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RE: FW: Install help for sparc

You are correct...  the tools are not the problem...  fdisk runs fine...  i
am having trouble getting the hard drive partitioned correctly so that I can
just load the kernal & modules.  when i try and check the numbers that fdisk
reports when i print the partition table, they do not "add" up to what I
would expect...   it gives me the following info:

Disk /dev/sdb (Sun disk label): 5 heads, 390 sectors, 3 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1950 * 512 bytes

   Device Flag    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1             0         2      1950   83  Linux native
/dev/sdb2  u          2         3       975   82  Linux swap
/dev/sdb3             0         3      2925    5  Whole disk

I know that my hard drive is 9.170 GB, but I cannot calculate that from the
numbers above... maybe I am not supposed to be able to do that, but i am not
sure...  I basically need help figuring out how to size up my hard drive(s)
so that I can partition them based upon my understanding their geometry and
being able to calculate the correct sizes of the partitions that I am
creating...  until I can do this without error, I will not be able to move
to the next step

Help from anyone who is familiar with this is appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Hendrik Sattler [mailto:ubq7@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 10:11 AM
To: Mike Noonan
Subject: Re: FW: Install help for sparc

Am Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2004 14:33 schrieben Sie:
> I am using debian woody...

Maybe you want to try current Debian Sarge installer? It has some nice
partitioning tool.
With Debian Woody, you have to get used to cfdisk or run fdisk from Alt-F2
console manually. Don't forget the whole-disk partition 3 (automatically
with Sarge installer).

Or maybe I misinterpreted your problem and the tools are not actually the


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