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Re: [SLE] installer can't see partition table
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 22:04:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <200605282204.29490.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 May 2006 20:01, Steve Miller wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I recently downloaded and burned CD's for OpenSuSE
> 10.1 in the hopes of installing it on my computer at
> home. Currently, it runs SuSE 8.2 on an ext3 file
> system.

<big snip>


> Disk /dev/hda: 1027 cylinders, 255 heads, 63
> sectors/track
> Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024
> bytes, counting from 0
>

A few things you haven't mentioned. Do you know how muuch space is available
for a new installation? Where would it go?

Why do you have 4 swap areas? (just curious)

Going from 8.1 to 10.1 with an update is probably not possible and not a good
idea in any case. A new install is called for IMHO.

How old is this computer and can it handle large HD's?

How large is your HD?

There may be no solution that the installer can find... not enough space to
create new partitions, and hopefully it won't try to upgrade from 8.1 to 10.1
(really)


> Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id
> System
> /dev/hda1 * 0+ 1 2- 16033+ 83
> Linux
> /dev/hda2 2 894 893 7173022+ 83
> Linux
> /dev/hda3 895 927 33 265072+ 82
> Linux swap
> /dev/hda4 928 1026 99 795217+ f
> Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hda5 928+ 960 33- 265041 82
> Linux swap
> /dev/hda6 961+ 993 33- 265041 82
> Linux swap
> /dev/hda7 994+ 1026 33- 265041 82
> Linux swap
>
> /dev/hda1 is mounted as /boot and /dev/hda1 as / .
>
> Is OpenSuSE purposely written so as not to recognize
> its purchased cousin? Is there a way to get the
> installer to at least "see" my partitions, as SuSE
> installers have on sveral past occasions? Am I missing
> something glaringly obvious?
>
> I would greatly appraciate any assistance with this,
> even if only RTFM -- so long as you also "tell me
> where to go" in the literal sense!
>
> TIA, and Cheers!
>
> Steve
>
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