unable to open?

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I type in fdisk /dev/hda and it comes up with "unable to open /dev/hda" before going back to the root@slackware prompt? Any help appreciated!
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What does your output from the "df" command look like?
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You have to use the particular device, not just the device type.

hda1 perhaps? or hda0?

ls -la |grep hda in the /dev dir will show you all the logical devices.


You may also fsck filesystems (mountpoints, such as /usr or /tmp).
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/dev/hda1 would be a partition on /dev/hda which is the device for the whole disk. I'm wondering if maybe he has SCSI disks and so should be using something like /dev/sda instead.

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