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From: Karin Willers <karin@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 21:07:48
Message-Id: 1204924062.5500.5.camel@ratlos
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard by Panagiotis Christopoulos
Hello All,

trying to erase the partition table ended in fdisk not being able
to read the disk ...

/ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
/ # fdisk /dev/sda

Unable to read /dev/sda
/ #

Any hints? What is the procedure under Linux to add a fresh hard disk
to an Octane? Browsing the WEB did not reveal anything useful.

Thanks,  Karin
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On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 22:00 +0200, Panagiotis Christopoulos wrote:
> On 20:34 Sun 02 Mar , Karin Willers wrote: > > Any comments?? > > > > The Gentoo documentation seems not to be in sync with the actual > > fdisk command options ... > > > > If you follow the handbook as it is, you should end to something like, > > Neo ~ # fdisk -l /dev/sda > > Disk /dev/sda (SGI disk label): 64 heads, 32 sectors, 8682 cylinders > Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 bytes > > ----- partitions ----- > Pt# Device Info Start End Sectors Id System > 1: /dev/sda1 boot 51 101 104448 83 Linux native > 2: /dev/sda2 swap 102 1079 2002944 82 Linux swap > 3: /dev/sda3 1080 1748 1370112 83 Linux native > 4: /dev/sda4 1749 8681 14198784 83 Linux native > 9: /dev/sda5 0 50 104448 0 SGI volhdr > 11: /dev/sda6 0 8681 17780736 6 SGI volume > ----- Bootinfo ----- > Bootfile: /unix > ----- Directory Entries ----- > 0: btld3r sector 4 size 73684 > > Follow exactly the instructions in > http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&chap=4 , > the section "Getting the SGI Volume Header to just the right size". > After that I think that you will be fine. Use the dd command to > delete the partition table, and start again. > > Panagiotis
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