Re: fdisk fails on a new pentium
>by DOS 6.22 into 5 equal partitions. I attemped to delete the
>last partition and remake it into a couple of Linux partitions.
>cfdisk (I think) is what the menu uses and all went well until
>I tried to write the partition back out. It hung the machine.
>I rebooted and, sure enough, it didn't write anything out. I then
>tried to do it again, but I deleted the last DOS partition and
>created a small Linux partition at the beginning of the deleted
>DOS partition. It also hung the machine trying to write the partition
>table. I noticed that the powersaver features were turned on, so
I recently had a similar problem with my machine, also using the Gold CD.
fdisk and cfdisk would write PRIMARY partitions fine, but not logical
partitions. Windows95 could make logical partition. I finally attributed it
to the (later discovered) fact that the hard drive had bad blocks on 80% of
it, but maybe not if you are experiencing a similar problem. This is a
SCSI-2 drive on an aha152 SCSI card (the SoundBlaster16-SCSI-2 card).
Dennis S. Hennen