Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Installing to Hard Drive


    I've had Slackware installed on an old machine for about 10 months or so but haven't used it that much.

    I'm just wanting to install it on my new box so I can use it a bit more. When it comes to partitioning, I type cfdisk to partition. However, it doesn't seem to partition the hard disk - it tried to partition the DVD for some reason? I've got a 750GB SATA HD and IDE Asus DVD RW Lightscribe Drive.

    Not sure what's wrong? Do I need to enter extra parameters on starting up?

    Thanks very, very much!

    Matt. I

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer Freston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    The Netherlands
    The issue is probably that you have an IDE DVD and a SATA harddisk. Cfdisk without arguments falls back to the default value of /dev/hda. Which in your setup is your DVD. It's in the man page

    And if it's true
    cfisk /dev/sda
    Should do the trick
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie stinkoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    New Jersey
    or try cfdisk /dev/hdb I know my harddrive was hdb even though it was installed via master and the CDROM was instaled via slave setups
    please click my minicity!
    or its industry more or even its roads
    Everyone is immortal until the day they die.
    Registered Linux user #462038

  4. $spacer_open
  5. #4
    Thanks guys! Your amazing! I'll give it a try!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts