On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 16:30 +0100, Kristian Vandervliet wrote:
> dang@... wrote:
> >>> The best thing you can do is to try these kernel options:
> >>> enable_ata_dma=false
> >>> ata_pci_force_generic=true
> >>> disable_usb=true
> > Hi.
> > When I do this, I can boot, but I can't partition. Trying to
> > change the partition type fails, and it always goes back to none.
> > This is in VMware on Linux. Any ideas?
> Several people have reported this bug. It seems something broke in
> DiskManager when it was updated for libsyllable.so.3
> > I'll continue to look into it, but it's really annoying to have to
> > edit the grub line by hand every boot...
> Just ignore the fact that the partition type is "None" and continue
> with the installation. Syllable really doesn't care what the partition
> type is. You only need to set the partition type if you intend to
> dual boot with some other Operating Systems E.g. Windows, which tend
> to get sniffy about those sorts of things. As you're using VMWare I
> assume Syllable will the only OS on a single partition on a virtual
> drive, so it doesn't matter if the partition signature is valid or not.
But I have to have *a* partition, and I have none. (This is, after all,
VMware) I guess I'll just copy over the virtual disk from the old
install, which is already partitioned, and install over it.