Re: Partitioning problems on Maxtor 80GB drive
From: Mark Hobley (markhobley_at_hotpop.deletethisbit.co.uk)
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:04:30 GMT
In alt.comp.os.linux Jean-David Beyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Mark Hobley wrote:
>> The debian installer doesn't give me the option of using fdisk or sfdisk and
>> it does not give me the option of skipping the partitioning.
> So what? You could parition your disk(s) with fdisk on tomsrtbt (or
> similar floppy or CD-ROM "distribution") first and then try to install.
> Surely whatever debian uses will notice the existing partitions and you
> could use them, rather than deleting them.
Yeah, I have created a correctly partitioned disk. The problem is that during
the install process, the debian installer asks me which partitions I wish to
use, I select the existing partitions, as normal. The debian installer then
rewrites the partition table, damaging it in the process.
There is no option to prevent the debian installer from writing the
partition table, even though the disk is already partitioned.
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