fdisk won't work?! HELP!
help! i am now in the middle of installing the gentoo in my laptop which already hav winxp....i want to dualboot it...
here is my laptop:
15GB NTFS for Winxp
15GB FAT32 for my personal DATA
10 unpartition space (which i keep for gentoo)
but when i am in the fdisk step of the manual:
when i type: fdisk /dev/hda
unable to open /dev/hda
i have tried /dev/hda1 to /hda8....also cannot!!! why? what's wrong with it? what am i going to do? pls help!!! THANKS 1st..
Have you tried just "fdisk"?
Personally I prefer "cfdisk"
When you type cfdisk, a menu will come up asking you which hard drive to use, select the appropriate hard drive, and away you go.
thanks budman7!!! it works...as i can find all the partition in my harddisk...but i wonder how i got to setup the partition: boot, swap and others using that? since i can't found that cfdisk in manual...
please give me some guide...thanks!!!
Actually cfdisk isn't in the Gentoo manual, at least that I know of.
I just got used to using it from working with other source-based distros.
And if you look at the buttons on the bottom of cfdisk, all is explained.
HELP...now i am in the progress of installing gentoo...
after i copy some files...don't know what things i have type...i accidentally enter into this:
it shows only ">"
and no matter what i type also no use...what is this? how to get back to
"#" this?? PLS help...
> is a new one on me. I would just reboot, and follow the hand VERY, VERY , VERY closely.
I can't stress that enough, that you should follw the handbook VERY closely.
Did I mention that you should follow the handbook.
Gentoo has no installer except you and the handbook. Even experts still refer to the handbook, so they know what commands to enter.