Re: partitioning hard disk
On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Huston wrote:
> On partitioning some of my hard disk, I get a menu with numerous options.
> It ask if I want extended or primary and on other hard disk, I get 10
> options. It doesn't ask about extended or primary. They are all the
> same type of hard disk. Why am I getting these two different
> partitioning set of options? It is on an E250.
Partitioning the Sun way is different then done in Intel based systems.
fdisk might find a intel partitioning scheme on an existing disk, and then
behaves differently then when run on a disk with a Sun label.
With s you can force fdisk to default to an empty Sun label, which is what
you need if you want OpenProm to be able to boot from that disk. There's a
Debian-on-Sun HOWTO somewhere, which also explains al the partitioning
stuff that you should be aware of.