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I have a Toshiba Dynabook 2010 laptop and I want to install Damn Small Linux (DSL) on it. The problem is when I boot with DSL there is no hard drive named /dev/hda1 and fdisk -l command does not return.

I could only boot into DSL if I use the nofstab as a kernel parameter. When I boot with fstab then a kernel panic appears.

I again checked, now there is a /dev/hda but my hda should contain two ext3 partitions. But the problem is the kernel doesn't recognize them. I got Debian in my hard disk too. The problem is Debian can recognize these two partitions.

How I can get around this?

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What particular version does your DSL kernel have? Modern kernels switched to libata and all hdd devices, even IDE ones are named sd*, just like the newer SATA ones. – vtest Sep 10 '10 at 19:01
fdisk needs super user privileges, try sudo fdisk -l – invert Oct 29 '10 at 10:13

Damn Small Linux is no longer being updated. I suggest trying something more current, like Puppy Linux.

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