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Jon_J
post Dec 3 2008, 08:02 PM
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I've been installing Angstrom on my C3100 all day today, and finally got Cacko to dual boot with Angstrom, following these instructions:
http://www.linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromAndCacko

The above instructions worked fine, but my problem is with the instructions below, in the part where you repartition the HDD.
When in a console in Cacko, my partitions add up to only 140M, 46M, and 1022M (That's roughly 1.2GB)
I get the same results as above in a console in Angstrom also.
Where did the other 2.8GB go??

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/angst...tallation-spitz
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As root in a console do the following:

# fdisk /dev/hda

Command (m for help): o (Blow away the partition table)

Command (m for help): n (New partition)
Partition type: p (Primary partition [1-4])
Partition number (1-4): 1 (Root partition)
First cylinder (1-7936, default 1): 1 (Start of disk)
Last cylinder or size: +150M (150 Mbyte, adjust as desired)

Command (m for help): n (New partition)
Partition type: p (Primary partition [1-4])
Partition number (1-4): 2 (Home partition)
First cylinder (293-7936, default 293): [hit enter] (Just after hda1)
Last cylinder or size: +40M (40 Mbyte, adjust as desired)

Command (m for help): n (New partition)
Partition type: p (Primary partition [1-4])
Partition number (1-4): 3 (Root partition)
First cylinder (372-7936, default 372): [hit enter] (Just after hda2)
Last cylinder or size: [hit enter] (Rest of disk)
Command (m for help): w (Write to disk)
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speculatrix
post Dec 7 2008, 02:04 PM
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it does look quite screwy but not necessarily disastrous.

it's normal to create partitions on cylinder/track boundaries, although these days with drives being zoned there number of sectors per track varies across the disk so it doesn't really matter.

the drive being reported as the wrong size *might* be down to the fact it's more than 2GB and the linux tools are out of date somehow?
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