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FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive i am using ubuntu 10.04, when i checked the partition table using cfdisk command, that error displays. By the way, it is newly formatted. ...
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    FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive HELP!!!


    FATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive

    i am using ubuntu 10.04, when i checked the partition table using cfdisk command, that error displays. By the way, it is newly formatted. I also tried using fdisk -l command, and everything seems ok! But why is that on the cfdisk, there is an error?? Can anyone explain this?? It really bothers me.

    What did i do wrong? How can i fix it? thnx!

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    I wouldn't use cfdisk because it has lots of bugs. One of those bugs is that it can't handle multiple SATA drives. You need to unplug all of them an leave only the one you want to partition.

    Just use fdisk instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioanna83 View Post
    I wouldn't use cfdisk because it has lots of bugs. One of those bugs is that it can't handle multiple SATA drives. You need to unplug all of them an leave only the one you want to partition.

    Just use fdisk instead.
    thanks!
    I've got only 1 SATA drive...
    so u mean, my hard disk don't have any problem?

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    if you can access it and write and read data from it then it's 95% ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maemi3916 View Post
    thanks!
    I've got only 1 SATA drive...
    so u mean, my hard disk don't have any problem?
    no, it's cfdisk
    I'd use fdisk, it's easy
    here's a howto:
    Partitioning with fdisk

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