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From: Jay Maynard <jmaynard@××××××××.cx>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] DAC960 partitioning during install?
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 08:39:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-alpha] DAC960 partitioning during install? by Aron Griffis
On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 10:48:30PM -0500, Aron Griffis wrote:
> Jay Maynard wrote: [Thu Jan 22 2004, 09:30:15PM EST] > > I've got an Alphaserver 1000A 5/333 with a DAC960P (KZPSC) RAID controller. > > I've managed to create the BSD disklabel, but I can't figure out what the > > partitions are created as in the LiveCD installer filesystem - or if they're > > created at all, and if not, what do I create them as. I did the fdisk > > against /dev/rd/disc0/disc, since that was the only file I could find with a > > major number of 48 (the DAC960 driver's major number). There are no files of > > the name /dev/rd/c0d0*, or anything of the sort. I rebooted after creating > > the disklabel, and the driver didn't find the BAD disklabel - does that mean > > that it doesn't support them? Am I stuck, in that case? I suppose I could > > try MILO again, but I wasn't able to get the ARC firmware to load the OS > > from the floppy. > You might try booting a Debian ISO to see if the partitions are > recognized. The current Gentoo ISO apparently has some partitioning > problems. If the Debian ISO works, then you can make your filesystems, > chroot and install Gentoo.
I was able to get there by defining both DOS partitions and BSD disklabels, with identical layouts. -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-alpha] DAC960 partitioning during install? Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>