|From:||"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:50:17 +0200|
Has anyone used fdisk for such purpose lately? Has anyone *SUCCESSFULLY* gotten
it to do this task? I tried and tried with all all my might and could figure
out this thing. I got the size down with little trouble, but getting it to use
a set of cylinders, heads, tracks, etc. that didn't overlap the already existing
parition was an exercise in futility. I tried all sorts of settings but they
would all overlap the existing one. Maybe I don't completely understand disc
geometry, but when I see end cylinders/heads/etc. with lower values than the
start ones, I believe something isn't right. I even tried plugging in start
values by hand. The best I could get was it to ignore my settings and use 0, 0,
0 for everything.
Rather than screw things up, I decided to install ubuntu and use their fdisk.
After carving this out, DragonFly installed with no problem.
However, the thing I've neglected to mention is that this computer's only
network connection is through a D-Link 520. The GENERIC kernel couldn't find
the device. No biggie I think, I'll just build LINT.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start including the src tree on installation disks.
Compiling a kernel to support your only network card is SO much more difficult
when there isn't a tree to build from. I was able to download the source using
ubuntu. However, I encounter another problem. Linux can't r/w ufs drives, and
DragonFly can't mount ext3 filesystems.
No biggie I think, I'll format some of
the unused part with a format both can use. First, I tried the old FAT
filesystem because I figured that was the Lowest Common Demoniator. However, I
forgot how low FAT filesystems go. Word of warning to those in my shoes, our
source tree uses files with different cases, these will clash on a case-less
filesystem (of which fat is one). Also, some of the files have a colon (:) in
there name which causes FAT to freak. Needless to say, it didn't work...
Only to have LINT print out a solitary '' after the Fred Menu. ACPI on/off,
safe mode, doesn't make a difference. The best I can do is drop to the loader
prompt and boot the old kernel.
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