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Re: Debian 1.1 and 8GB hard disks

On Sat, 02 Nov 1996 16:05:31 CST "Walter L. Preuninger II" 
(walterp@rapidramp.com) wrote:

> Well, i have been running a seagate external 8GB on a p100 with a aha2940
> using a slackware distribution and kernel 1.3.85
> My new computer came in, a p166, so I decided to repartition my drives,
> now that I am using the best linux distribution in the world :)
> The problem is, I am trying to mke2fs that drive, after running fdisk, and  
> it reports an error something like "cant resolve symbol llseek", so for
> now, I have lost the 8gigs that were on the drive (it was backed up) and
> cant use my new computer with debian, unless one of you know whats wrong. 
> Perhaps I should wait until the system is completely installed, and then
> fdisk/mke2fs the big drive?

That's exactly it. This is a well known problem of the Debian 1.1 boot disks. I suggest creating a small root partition, install the base system there, and then create the other partitions and go on the installation.


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