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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Alpha AXP: minimal instal 20160106: FDISK problems Reply with quote

Hi All,

The latest iso image from 2016/01/06 has problem with fdisk.
The fdisk from util-linux-2.26.2 package can't create the BSD disklabel.
This is not a problem specific only for the Alpha architecture.
The fdisk from util-linux-2.27.1 package on Fedora 23 has the same defect.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try parted?
Not 100% sure it's on the iso image but the standard fdisk was meant for MBR PCs and their removable media...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Try parted?


Parted works well but it does not change the fact that fdisk works badly ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

For Information, the same thing for me.
I had to use an old fdisk (that of the gentoo-minimal-CD of 2011) to succeed to create a BSD disklabel.

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