DSL and Partition Table Issues
Okay so I have an old Windows XP laptop on which i have recently resized the NTFS partition and reformatted the rest with a new swap partition and a large ext2 partition. The laptop only has 128MB of RAM so I intend to run DSL on it so I have a fast OS. I have downloaded DSL 3.10 and images the iso onto a standard 700MB CD. When I go to boot the DSL LiveCD it does all the hardware recognition and configuration then gets to 'creating /etc/fstab...'. It just stops there! No disk activity but it doesn't hang. I have tried multiple times even leaving it for 12 hours to find nothing had changed. I also tried with nofstab but of the boot just stops later when it tries to create the authority files for X.
Now I'm no expert with linux in particular anything outside normal boot stuff. But I boot up in runlevel 2 with nofstab and dsl successfully boots. The first thing I do is launch fdisk and check the partition table but there isn't one. fdisk can detect the drive but reports there is no valid partition table. So I go and 'cat etc/fstab' but none or the harddrive partitions are there. Now incase you are wondering I partitioned with the System Rescue CD using fdisk on it. So I boot down, reboot with the System Rescue disk inserted go into fdisk and it successfully shows the correct partition table. I resaved the partition table and rebooted into the DSL liveCD but the fdisk on DSL still reports the partition table as invalid.
I'm guessing the invalid partition table is the cause for the stop of the creation of the fstab file. So what is up with my partition table and how can I resolve this issue?
I have the same issue somewhat!
cfdisk can't/won't see my disk so i cant install dsl to my hdd which i need to do!