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Re: what is the proper way to install linux -- part 2

To: Dong Liu <dliu@npiww.com>
Subject: Re: what is the proper way to install linux -- part 2
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 17:33:16 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199804062144.RAA00492@pluto.npiww.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Dong Liu wrote:
> Alex deVries writes:
>  > On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Dong Liu wrote:
>  > > Does the fdisk on root-be-0.03.tar.gz work?, the kernel said my SCSI 
> disk 
>  > > has 4 partitions, but fdisk prints no partition informarion.
>  > We don't currently have an fdisk that recognizes SGI partitions.

It occurs to me that the above isn't quite the truth.

> I have two scsi disks on my machine, I plan to install linux on
> /dev/sdb, so what is the best way to partition it? using linux fdisk,
> or the IRIX's tool (dvhtool?)

You need to use IRIX's fx to create the partition.  It took me awhile, but
I got my 1GB sdb running like this.  I bought a 3GB sdc a few months ago,
and it works without any partitioning.

- Alex


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