[Grml] grml2hd

s. keeling keeling at spots.ab.ca
Mon Jun 26 23:41:03 CEST 2006

The saga continues.  grml wants 2.7 Gb and I've only got 2
Gb to give it.  So, grml-small.  That didn't work either:

   grml2hd partition=/dev/hdc2 filesystem=ext2 user=keeling

No matter what, the window popped up and said:

   Error: partition /dev/hdc2 does not seem to be an existing

"fdisk -l /dev/hdc2" said:

   Disk /dev/hdc2 doesn't contain a valid partition table.

I repartioned with grml fdisk, cfdisk, and finally qtparted (the
latter simply locked up when trying to create a Linux swap ptn).  I
tried ext3, I mkfs'ed it.  Nothing.  Here's what disk_stat and sfdisk
said about it all:

root at grml ~ # disk_stat /dev/hdc
Maximum Disk Sector: 4124735
Maximum User Sector: 4124735
(Disk does not support HPA)
root at grml ~ # sfdisk -V /dev/hdc
end of partition 1 has impossible value for head: 63 (should be in 0-15)
1 root at grml ~ # sfdisk -l /dev/hdc                                           :(

Disk /dev/hdc: 4092 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
  for C/H/S=*/64/63 (instead of 4092/16/63).
For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
Units = cylinders of 2064384 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1          0+    121     122-    245920+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdc2   *    122    1022     901    1816416   83  Linux
/dev/hdc3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hdc4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
root at grml ~ # sfdisk -s /dev/hdc

It's an ST32122A, 2014.03 Mb.  I have dmesg.txt.gz, info.tar.bz2,
kern.log.gz, and messages.gz if anyone wants to look at them.  I
suppose it's entirely possible that this disk just isn't up to it.
Time to pull out another and try again.

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