how not to initialize HD
jb.123abc at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 31 13:18:24 UTC 2010
Paul Cartwright <ale <at> pcartwright.com> writes:
> hm, fdisk -l just returns my prompt back, no entry shown.
> fdisk /dev/sda says it cannot open that.
please follow me:
- make sure you are signed in as root (su followed by root password)
# <------------------ not the root prompt !
- give us the output (please do not cut/edit it; do not tell us that it said
something ...; just copy and paste it for us, whatever it is !)
# fdisk -l
# fdisk -l /dev/sda
# cfdisk -Ps
- can you see a disply ?
If so, just move cursor and hit Quit in menu
If not, give copy the answer for us as above (even if only your bash prompts.
- output of your /etc/fstab
# cat /etc/fstab
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