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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: fdisk problems. Device is busy. Reply with quote

When trying to write the new partitions to my hard drive I get this:

Code:

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.
Syncing disks.


And later during install I end up with those devices not existing because they where never writtin. None of my drives are mounted when I try to written the new tables.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you try to reboot?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I did and it was no help at all. The only thing that seems to work on another machine was formating the hard drive. But that's not an option on this machine.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having this problem right now.

I've just tried to create the partitions. I'm currently in Knoppix, trying to install Gentoo.

Code:
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.
Syncing disks.


Any help would be appreciated. I am new to Gentoo (this is my first install), and new to the whole linux scene (about 4-5 months into it). So I'm kind of stuck at a standstill for the time being.

[edit]I've rebooted and it SEEMS that the partitions are in place. I'll update when I try to add the filing systems.[/edit]

[edit #2]Okay, I'm now compililng the things, seems to be working perfectly.[/edit #2]
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