Installing DragonFly

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Wed Apr 15 06:38:22 PDT 2009

You can try booting a linux live cd, then plugging in the hdd after the bios screen, but before the linux kernel starts running.

Colin Adams wrote:
I couldn't use Windows anything - that is banned from my house.

Equally, I can't use a Linux fdisk (for instance), because I can't
boot the computer at all if the disk is plugged in.
If I remove uncable the disk, then I can boot from the DragonFly live
DVD (or any other live CD/DVD presumably). But then I can't do
anything to the disk because it isn't plugged in.
2009/4/15 Simon 'corecode' Schubert <corecode at>:
I bet this is the "set all bits to one on CHS overflow" thing in fdisk.  I'd
really like to know how we are supposed to handle this (better).
Colin, sorry for trashing your computer.  I think we are well aware of this
issue, but we simply don't know exactly how to deal with it.  Could you
maybe use window's fdisk to create a large partition on the drive and then
report back how the partition table looks like?  In this case we could
adjust our fdisk so that this won't happen again.
Colin Adams wrote:
What appears to have happened is that in some way it has trashed my
disk-drive - I can still get the machine to boot from the live CD, but
only if I physically disconnect the hard-disk first.
2009/4/8 Hasso Tepper <hasso at>:
Colin Adams wrote:
Well, if that is the case the ISO should not be available for download
- there should be a fixed version.
Well. It shouldn't be any way fatal, but in general I agree - we should
release 2.2.1 ASAP, really.
Hasso Tepper

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