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Messed label from previous Debian installation

Jose Goyana_3
Occasional Advisor

Messed label from previous Debian installation

Hi! I've got this machine, that had been previously installed with Debian. Its disk label is messed up: no "c" partition and disklabel does not work: "-z" or "-rw" options do not work (they present error messages).
Tru64 5.1A installation's disk partitioning utility show an error message...
What sould I do in order to relabel this BB00923468 disk?
3 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Messed label from previous Debian installation

As usual, it might help to see the actual
commands you used, and the actual error
messages you got.
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: Messed label from previous Debian installation


Hmm, mostly I'd recommend disklabel -z and -rw as you indicate.

So waht were those error messages?
Why keep us in suspense?

Are you sure you are talking to the right drive (hwmgr -show scsi).

How about: dd if=/dev/zero count=1000 of=/dev/disk...

Hein



Gary Hansford
Frequent Advisor

Re: Messed label from previous Debian installation

Jose,

I posted the same problem a while ago http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=805961

Only solution I found was to boot the Linux distro and empty the labels. Tru64 is stuffed because of the format of the Linux labels. The SRM console idea was a good one, but could not get it to work.

Hope this helps

Gary