Re: Q: cfdisk error
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alice M. Pinard" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Q: cfdisk error
> On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Elizabeth Barham wrote:
> > "Alice M. Pinard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Trying to ready a 60g drive on a Promise Ultra card for first use.
> > >
> > > used MAKEDEV to create /dev/hde
> > >
> > > when I did 'cfdisk /dev/hde' I got "no partition table or unknown
> > > signature on partition table"
> > >
> > > um... does that sound at all right?
> > ummmm.... no.
> > You have more than one IDE card in the machine, yes? And you're trying
> > to set up the system to use, at most, eight IDE drives?
> > The kernel is going to have to recognize the card and set up the
> > connections - usually done during bootstapping. During boot, does it
> > recognize:
> > 1) The card (Promise Ultra)
> > 2) /dev/hde
> > ? 'dmesg' should tell you.
> > OTOH, if you mean the 60g drive is new and is what is referred to in
> > "first use", and you just plugged it into the IDE connectors on the
> > mother board, you may want to use "dmesg" and see if it's on a
> > different device, such as /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd.
> > I don't understand why you had to make /dev/hde unless you have more
> > than one IDE operational controller in your system.
> > Elizabeth
> Let me clarify....
> I have one hard drive, 2g. It's almost full. The well-meaning bf bought me
> a 60g hd. My motherboard doesn't grok 60g. I bought a Promise Ultra
> ATA/100 pci adapter card to be its ide controller. Eventually I will be
> removing the 2g drive once I transfer its information to the 60g hard
> drive and do the voodoo necessary to make the 60g boot.... but that's
> further down the line...
> for now... I've installed the card, unwrapped the hard drive and attached
> it to the card....
> when I boot up my kernel says (among other things)
> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
> PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 09
> PIIX4: chipset revision 1
> PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe000-0xe007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
> ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe008-0xe00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
> PDC20267: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 58
> PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0b.0
> PDC20267: chipset revision 2
> PDC20267: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> PDC20267: (U)DMA Burst Bit ENABLED Primary PCI Mode Secondary PCI Mode.
> ide2: BM-DMA at 0xa800-0xa807, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
> ide3: BM-DMA at 0xa808-0xa80f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:DMA
> hda: WDC AC34300L, ATA DISK drive
> hdb: FX001DE, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> hde: MAXTOR 6L060J3, ATA DISK drive
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
> ide2 at 0xd000-0xd007,0xb802 on irq 10
> hda: 8406720 sectors (4304 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=8896/15/63, UDMA(33)
> hde: 117266688 sectors (60041 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=116336/16/63,
> hdb: ATAPI 4X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
> Partition check:
> hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
> hde: unknown partition table
> now, the 'hde' stuff is new this login, which is nice... means I did at
> least that right. Last night I had no /dev/hde so I had to use MAKEDEV to
> make it
> 'cdisk /dev/hde' still however says the stuff about no partition
> table... if the drive is brand-spanking new does that make this message
> less unanticipated or is there still something probably not right with the
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