[BL] cfdisk finds Bad signature on partition table
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Nov 25 20:05:48 EST 2005
Regarding a scsi drive that cfdisk could not handle - could not deal with
the partition signature but PQMagic could.
PQMagic (DOS) only works on a computer that can do a SCSI boot.
So does the Adaptec SCSI utility. Syschk finds SCSI drives without
PQM could not find the drives on a newer computer with no SCSI ability.
Short of keeping around a scsi-boot computer, how do I partition a
never-partitioned drive? I doubt dos fdisk would do better than pqmagic.
How does one terminate/unterminate a scsi hard drive? We have a 1GB for
DOS and a 9GB for linux, to be set to 0,0,0 and 0,4,0, and booted with
loadlin, to use with the scsi-boot computer that has a bad ide controller.
> I discovered that, even without a DOS aspi*.sys driver (my aspi8dos.sys
> for the other scsi card did not seem to work with this one), DOS PQmagic
> found it as drive 3 and I am currently formatting it as primary, ext2.
> We probably used PQM on the other drive which cfdisk won't handle.
> Is there some linux tool for BLs that will work with never-partitioned
> drives with no file system on them yet, and with my IDE drive that was
> partitioned already, and formatted, and working with linux?
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