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  1. #11
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    Minnesota, USA yes.....

    well i feel kinda stupid. i dont know what it was formated in. i just wanted linux fast so i clicked it so it partitioned it itself

  2. #12
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    ok i just went to go try it again so i could write down what it says.

    #fdisk /dev/hda
    You will not be able to write to the partition table, nor Sun or SGI disklabel
    Building a new DOS disklabel. changes will remain in memory only,
    until you decide to write them. After that,of course, the the previous content wont be recoverable.

    hope that helps you guys decide what i need to do to get this working

  3. #13
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    Täby, Sweden
    To list your partitions, you run "fdisk -l /dev/hda". But that wasn't really important, since it isn't a partitioning issue. What is it that happens that makes you thing that it is write protected?

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  5. #14
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    it says its write protected when i try and make partitions. i have a strange feeling its my Disk controller that is causing the problems

  6. #15
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    Oh, I get it. I though this was after the installation had completed. Well, in that case, check your dmesg for clues. I'm guessing that the dmesg binary should be available in the installations as well.

  7. #16
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    ok could you fill me in on what dmesg is and how to access it? and what im supposed to do with it?

  8. #17
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    dmesg is a program that dumps the kernel log ring buffer. If the kernel hasn't logged too much, it dumps all that the kernel has logged. Therefore, if you run eg. "dmesg | less", you should be able to find if the kernel has said anything about your /dev/hda.

  9. #18
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    Linux version 2.4.21-0.13mdk ( (gcc version 3.2.2 (M
    andrake Linux 9.1 3.2.2-3mdk)) #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000014000000 (usable)
    BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    320MB LOWMEM available.
    ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
    On node 0 totalpages: 81920
    zone(0): 4096 pages.
    zone(1): 77824 pages.
    zone(2): 0 pages.
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=2101 devfs=mount hda=ide-scsi acpi
    =off quiet
    ide_setup: hda=ide-scsi
    Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
    Found and enabled local APIC!
    Initializing CPU#0
    Detected 801.830 MHz processor.
    Console: colour dummy device 80x25
    Calibrating delay loop... 1599.07 BogoMIPS
    Memory: 320664k/327680k available (1410k kernel code, 6628k reserved, 1118k data

    thats what i get

  10. #19
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    , 136k init, 0k highmem)
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
    Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
    CPU: L2 cache: 256K
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
    ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
    ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
    Using local APIC timer interrupts.
    calibrating APIC timer ...
    ..... CPU clock speed is 801.8465 MHz.
    ..... host bus clock speed is 100.2307 MHz.
    cpu: 0, clocks: 1002307, slice: 501153
    mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
    mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
    ACPI: Subsystem revision 20030122
    ACPI: Disabled via command line (acpi=off)
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb0d0, last bus=1
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    PCI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
    Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
    Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    Initializing RT netlink socket
    apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16)
    Starting kswapd
    VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
    devfs: v1.12c (2002081 Richard Gooch (
    devfs: boot_options: 0x1
    vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd0000000, mapped to 0xd4800000, size 32768k
    vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=33
    vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:5287
    vesafb: scrolling: redraw
    vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
    Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 25593 bytes).
    Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x16
    fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
    pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
    Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-0 with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_I
    ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:07.1
    PIIX4: chipset revision 1
    PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
    SiI680: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:13.0
    PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:13.0
    SiI680: chipset revision 2
    SiI680: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    SiI680: BASE CLOCK == 133
    ide2: MMIO-DMA at 0xd68f8000-0xd68f8007, BIOS settings: hdeio, hdfio
    ide3: MMIO-DMA at 0xd68f8008-0xd68f800f, BIOS settings: hdgio, hdhio
    hda: CR-48X5TE, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    hdb: SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    hde: Maxtor 6Y080P0, ATA DISK drive
    blk: queue c03cbcb8, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    ide2 at 0xd68f8080-0xd68f8087,0xd68f808a on irq 9
    hde: host protected area => 1
    hde: 160086528 sectors (81964 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=158816/16/63, UDMA(133)
    Partition check:
    /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 >
    md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
    md: autorun ...
    md: ... autorun DONE.
    NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
    Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
    NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
    Mounted devfs on /dev
    Journalled Block Device driver loaded
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    Mounted devfs on /dev
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
    usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
    usb.c: registered new driver hub
    usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 15:32:56 Mar 14 2003
    usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
    PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:07.2
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:14.0
    usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xa000, IRQ 10
    usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
    usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    hub.c: USB hub found
    hub.c: 2 ports detected
    usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
    usbdevfs: remount parameter error
    EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide2(33,1), internal journal
    Adding Swap: 1108256k swap-space (priority -1)
    hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-2, assigned address 2
    usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x46d/0xc20a) is not claimed by any active driver
    SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
    scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
    Vendor: MITSUMI Model: CR-48X5TE Rev: 1.4A
    Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    hdb: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide2(33,6), internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
    usb.c: registered new driver hid
    8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
    PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:14.0
    PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:07.2
    eth0: SMC1211TX EZCard 10/100 (RealTek RTL8139) at 0xd6941000, 00:10:b5:b8:09:d1
    , IRQ 10
    eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139B'
    eth0: Setting 100mbps full-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 45e1.
    usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
    input0: USB HID v1.10 Joystick [Logitech Inc. WingMan RumblePad] on usb1:2.0
    hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <>
    hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    martian source from, on dev eth0
    ll header: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:04:5a:2f:8c:d3:08:00
    Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.20, 15:30:48 Mar 14 2003
    PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:12.0
    emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 10 model 0x8065 found, IO at 0xa400-0xa41f, IRQ 5
    ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: EMC40 (Unknown)
    emu10k1: SBLive! 5.1 card detected
    Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
    agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 263M
    agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset
    agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd8000000
    [drm] AGP 0.99 aperture @ 0xd8000000 64MB
    [drm] Initialized radeon 1.7.0 20020828 on minor 0
    Splash status on console 0 changed to off
    inserting floppy driver for 2.4.21-0.13mdk
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 32x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
    lines 160-183/183 (END)

    yeah and that too sorry

  11. #20
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    It says that your hda is a CDROM, and that your hde is a hard drive.

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