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Hard disk partitioning
  • From: "Allister Gearon" <al@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 15:15:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <002b01c31a23$3cf87800$1100a8c0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi all,
I have just installed an 80GB Maxtor in an 8.2 machine, and naturally
enough I want to partition it ( BIOS detected it automatically - even down
to the model). For this I was going to use fdisk as in

fdisk /dev/hdc

(it is MASTER on IDE1). But fdisk says that it is "unable to open /dev/hdc"
and I can't understand why! I know I am doing something stupid, but can
somebody tell what it is? TIA

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