Re: fdisk install probs

Subject: Re: fdisk install probs
From: Ed Jaeger (
Date: Thu Nov 11 1999 - 22:56:09 MST

FWIW I had the exact same error when installing onto my PowerBase 200.
After a couple of times I just ignored the error, shut the power off,
restarted it & installed - the partition table was written despite the
reported error and it works just fine.

Eric Bickford wrote:
> I have a 7600 with an old external LaCie Joule SCSI hard drive and I'm
> trying to install YDL 1.1 from the CD. I've got the exact same problem as
> that mentioned below a month ago. Entering "w" to write the partition
> info gets a "Device or Resource Busy" error, and "Re-read of partition
> table failed". Nothing seems to work.
> Anyone know if this hard drive isn't supported and I'm out of luck, or is
> there something else I can try in order to partition and format the
> entire drive for installing Linux?
> ----------------------
> >>Well, 99.9% of the people using CS 1.1 have had no problems with installer
> >>stability. It would help if you mentioned all of the hardware you
> >>currently have on your system. Linux doesn't always play nice with
> >>hardware it doesn't understand.
> >
> >it wouldn't install on an external scsi. on a g3 beige tower and also the 9600
> ----------------------
> I'm having problems with fdisk while trying to install champion server
> 1.1 (from CD) on a beige g3.
> On an external scsi 2G, i have a 400 meg HFS partition. I configure a 1
> gig root partition, a 128 meg swap partition and ~500M extra partition on
> index
> 6,7 and 8.
> All seems fine, but when i go to save the map, i get a "pdisk: re-read of
> partition table failed. (device or resource busy) reboot your system to
> ensure the
> table is updated"
> When I quit, I get an fdisk "error reading partition table for the block
> device /tmp/sdb error was:device not configured"
> The installation manual says to just hit skip drive. At which point I get
> a "Segmentation Fault. install ended abnormally. sending termination, kill
> signals, unmounting. you may safely reboot your system."
> Then I have to turn the power off.
> I've restarted and tried this several times. Any advice?
> John Holm
> ------------------------
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Eric Bickford
> Web Broadcasting

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