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Posted: Jan. 30 2004,04:23 QUOTE

I think this is my problem I can not get dsl to read my hard drives under /dev example I can not see hda or hdb I can see them ye tI can not see them I don't know if it is a compatibiity issue or what. this is what I have done so far. I made a windows 98 startup disk then I used fdisk and deleated my partions then I created a new one I then proceeded to load dsl it loads great and everything I then try to install dsl to my hard drive it hangs a little after the 2-10 minute file copying cation. then it tells me to reboot but when I reboot it goes to a black screen after inital start-up I really don't know what to do and need help lol anyways I love dsl so far it helps me use linux at school :)...I mean who would not love to carry there operating system around in there bag ;) anyways sorry for the lengthy post
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Posted: Jan. 30 2004,05:39 QUOTE

use the win98 start up boot disk to clean up/ restore the mbr by doing fdisk /mbr- this will remove lilo, and allow a clean install. from my experience so far, windows fdisk will not get rid of linux partitions correctly.
boot up dsl in cd rom drive, open terminal, become root by typing in sudo su<enter> and then type in cfdisk<enter> and create your partitions. use an editor to open hd-install, and create partitions as advised. in cfdisk, the default partition "type" is 83, which is linux ext2, ext3, reiserfs, and you'll need to create a swap partition, which will need to be a type 82 partition. when you select type in cfdisk, it'll show a vast type of partition available. hit enter a couple of times, and it'll load type 82 for you. then you'll need to format the partitions, and then load the os. remove the "./" shown in the install guide, and then the commands will work. so instead of ./dsl-hdinstall, use dsl-hdinstall, and use mkliloboot as well. this should work.

btw, the last time i tried a hdd install was 0.4.5, and it was not stable. i ran a DC prog for a couple of weeks, and ended up being screwed up upon doing a reboot. if the vastly improved startup, and shut down behavior of the most recent versions is carried over to the hdd install, then there might be greater stability.

hope this helps out!
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