[BL] BasLinux Digest, Vol 32, Issue 32
jimv at drizzle.com
Mon Nov 28 14:16:37 EST 2005
Sorry if this was solved and I missed it...
cfdisk is definitely confused by an unpartitioned drive because it
tries to read the partition table BEFORE doing anything else. If you
start it with the '-z' option, cfdisk will assume a zero partition
table and not try to read it first....That should solve the problem.
caveat: I know nothing about scsi drives but i assume this applies.
On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 19:04:11 -0500
Sindi Keesan wrote:
> So I assumed someone had low-level formatted the drive without then
> partitioning it, and I tried to partition it with cfdisk:
> FATAL ERROR: Bad signature on partition table.
> A lot of web research revealed that cfdisk cannot handle a drive that
> has not already been partitioned to start with. Maybe someone used
> the scsi utility to low-level format the drive.
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